It is intimidating taking on a marathon, whether it is your first time or even if you have run before.

 

On this page we will be pulling together the best advice we can find, from tips to what you should do on the day to how others have conquered the challenge.

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General marathon running tips

From what to do on the day, to how to get yourself through those difficult training sessions, we have prepared a list to help you with your preparation.

 

See our general running tips

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Marathon tips from an expert

Haroon has run three marathons since 2012, and is tackling four this year, so he is uniquely placed to give you some insight from his experience.

 

Read Haroon's tips

 

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Marathon tips from a first-time runner

Helen is running her first marathon this year, and she speaks about her motivation and how she is getting on so far.

 

Read Helen's tips

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Marathon tips from an endurance runner

Joe is running from Leeds to London prior to undertaking the marathon. Here he talks about his motivation and the fundraising he is doing.

 

Read Joe's tips

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Half-marathon running tips

From what to do on the day, to how to get yourself through those difficult training sessions, we have prepared a list to help you with your preparation.

 

See our running tips

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Half-marathon tips from a beginner

Sally took part in the Great North Run to help raise money to fight MS. Read her story and tips to help those just starting out.

 

Read Sally's tips

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Join Running For Good

To help you get across the finish line, we've set up Running For Good, a Facebook group for all things running. Join for the tips. Stay forever for the first-class banter with your fellow runners.

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