Training

Training Advice

Whether The Big Half is your first half marathon or you are an experienced runner, you can find lots of great training advice here, from essential exercises to nailing your race pace.

  • Essential Half Marathon Q&A

    From beginner to experienced runner, we’ve covered everything you need to know for your next half marathon

  • Race Etiquette

    To ensure you enjoy The Big Half to the max, check out our guide on how to prepare for the event and what to expect on Race Day…

  • Your Guide to the Perfect Warm-Up

    All you need to know about one of the most important parts of your running routine

  • How to stretch properly

    Should you be stretching before you run or is it yesterday’s news?

  • The perfect half marathon Race Weekend

    Guarantee a great performance at The Big Half by following this simple step-by-step guide to the perfect race weekend...

  • Uphill battle

    It’s short, sharp and intense, but an uphill running session can bring huge benefits to your training. Here’s how you can become king – or queen – of the hill.

  • Treadmill running

    Treadmills have some advantages over road running, and can form a key part of your training programme for The Big Half

  • Fartlek training

    If you fancy a change from your training routine, Fartlek training makes a great alternative to normal road running

  • Belief system

    Talk yourself into believing you're running like Mo Farah and you'll bag that new PB