A woman runs with arms up in celebration at The Big Half 2022

Training plans

Half marathon training plans

Having a training plan is key to achieving your half marathon goal on Event Day – and we've got just what you need. Simply download the training plan that best suits your ability below and enjoy your training!

A group of runners at the Big Half

We Run As One training plan

Our 10-week We Run As One training plan helps you prepare for your half marathon by breaking down your training into three simple sessions a week.

But we didn’t stop there! This 10-week training block is a great time for you to focus on your overall mental and physical wellbeing, which is why this plan also offers plenty of ideas for activities you can do on the days you're not running.

Coopah x The Big Half training plans

We’ve teamed up with the experts at Coopah to create training plans that are fully personalised for you and only you, helping you reach your PB goals.

Coopah is your new, always-there running coach. Coopah’s training plans update as you sync your activities from your fitness tracker or directly on the app – and if you need a bit more help along the way, you’ve got 24/7 access to a real-life Coopah coach.

Coopah offers you the freedom to train whenever you want and makes it easy for you to find an exercise that fits your busy life. You can choose what days you want to train and how often you want to run.

Offering over 500 different workouts, Coopah keeps you motivated and makes running fun for everyone!

If you're ready to get started, download the Coopah app now

Two people running and graphics showing the Coopah app

Runners embrace at the Finish Line of The Big Half

Beginner's training plan

Understand the basics of what, how much and when to run over 13 weeks to ensure you reach the Finish Line of your 13.1-mile adventure. A half marathon is a physical and mental challenge and the better prepared you are for it, the better your experience will be!

A runner at The Big Half

Nine-week training plan

This nine-week plan features four training runs per week, which makes it ideal for regular runners who can cover at least 5K without stopping.