Training and Advice

MK Marathon Training and Advice

Training and Advice

The Official Coach for the Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon is Nick Anderson who will provide some helpful advice as you begin your training plan.

With over 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of health & fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, a qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner and enjoys coaching all levels of running.

Marathon Clinic

MK Marathon Training Clinic 2015

Our ace coach Nick Anderson will run an evening Marathon Clinic again on 3rd February 2020. The session will help you get the information and support you need for your training. Listen to talks from the experts and have your training questions answered. There will be free High5 samples packs worth £15 for all attendees. We have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through your marathon training in the preceding months.

  • DATE: Monday 3rd February 2020
  • LOCATION: Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2HQ
  • 6:30 pm – Arrive
  • 6.45 pm – The MK Marathon Weekend by the Race Director Andy Hully
  • 7.05 pm – Nick talking about training, nutrition & hydration
  • 8:00 pm – Comfort break
  • 8:30 pm – Nick talking about recovery and tapering
  • 9.00 pm – Final Questions and top tips
  • 9.30 pm – Evening closes
    • High5 packs worth £15 to all attendees on the night
    • Maximum of 80 this year as it’s a smaller room with better sound & vision.
    • Redway Runners should check the weekly club email

Lots of fantastic tips and vital information shared. Some feedback from our 2019 clinic…

“Nick has advice for every level of runner, and is engaging and entertaining”

“Nick giving elite athletes advice in a fun way that anyone can understand and use”

“Brilliant event that was insightful and provided plenty of knowledge for race day preparation and training”


Clinic is sponsored by…

High5 sponsoring the MK Marathon


Nutrition is often overlooked for a half marathon. You will have put a lot into training, so why not put some effort into a basic nutritional plan that could make your next half the best ever?

Download the High5 Half Marathon Nutrition Guide here [ 1532-Milton-Keynes-Half-Marathon-Running-Guide-Stg2]


If you’re tackling a marathon, you will have trained hard for months to get in great shape and ready
to line up at the start of those 26.2 miles. One of the critical pieces in the marathon puzzle is your
race-day nutrition strategy.

Download the High5 Marathon Nutrition Guide here [1525-Milton-Keynes-Marathon-Running-Guide-#3-Stg2]

Training Plans

Training plans for the Milton Keynes Marathon or Half Marathon can be downloaded below…

Milton Keynes Half Marathon Beginner Plan1

Milton Keynes Half Marathon Improver Plan1

Milton Keynes Half Marathon Experienced Plan1

Milton Keynes Marathon Beginner Plan1

Milton Keynes Marathon Improver Plan1

Milton Keynes Marathon Experienced Plan1

Training Runs

Redway Runners Sunday Training Runs
Do you lack motivation to do those long Sunday morning training runs on your own? Well you’re not alone! Running with a group of like minded individuals who have a similar goal is a great incentive to get out of bed and get training.

We will be working with local Milton Keynes running club the Redway Runners on a schedule of Sunday training runs, aimed at anyone doing the Milton Keynes Marathon or Half Marathon. These will start in January 2019.

These Sunday runs usually get an average of 80 runners and are suitable for all abilities.

You can just turn up and introduce yourself and don’t need to book.

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