The Vitality Big Half 2021 will take place on Sunday 22 August. Find out more here
 
 
Two runners train in their New Balance kit

Training Plans

Half marathon training plans

Having a training plan is key to achieving your goal on Event Day.

Whether you are aiming to complete The Vitality Big Half as a major bucket list item, or it’s a stepping-stone towards the Virgin Money London Marathon or another full marathon, it is vital that you have a plan to help you get there.

Simply pick the plan best suited to your ability, download the plans below and enjoy your training!

We Run As One

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 want to stop there! We believe following a training plan is an ideal opportunity for you to focus on your overall mental and physical wellbeing. So we’ve given you some ideas for activities and reflection on the days when you’re not running.

Runners embrace at the Finish Line of The Vitality 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 Vitality Big Half

Nine-week training plan

This nine-week plan features four training runs per week and assumes that you’re already a regular runner and can cover at least 5K without stopping.