Running Guides

Whatever distance you’re running, the Macmillan running guide will help you with your training. Whether this is your first event or you’re an experienced runner, you will also find a training plan that works for you.

The Macmillan running guide

First thing's first. Download The Macmillan running guide. It's packed full of useful information including how to pick the right running footwear, how to achieve the perfect running posture, which stretches and conditioning will help during your preparation, and lots of nutritional and recovery tips.

When you're ready, choose a training plan which is right for you and download it below.

Training plans for beginners

If you’re a first-time runner, or you’re taking on a new distance, these are the plans for you. Jargon free and starting with the basics they’re the perfect intro to running. If you’d like a training plan which incorporates running and walking you can find these here too.

Training plans for improvers

You’re not exactly new to running but not quite Sir Mo Farah just yet. Maybe you’ve run a 10k but you’re looking to step up the distance. Our improver training plans will help you progress.

Training plans for advanced runners

You’ve run a number of events but you’re looking to run further or faster. Our advanced training plans will help you smash your personal best.