England Athletics' marathon development work is continuing with a range of events in early 2019. These include the next marathon development weekend in the Forest of Dean from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 February and a series of workshops at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham on Wednesday 9 January, Birmingham University on 16 January and Leeds on 23 January.
Click here for more information and to book on the February event. This is targeted at women of sub 2.55 marathon or sub 80 half marathon standard, men of sub 2.28 marathon or sub 68 half marathon level, or other athletes of eqiuvalent level looking to move up to the marathon in the next 18 months.
Among those presenting on the February weekend with be physio Chris Bramah who has worked with British athletes at events including the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2017 London World Championships. Chris works with numerous elite endurance athletes and has carried out research on the biomechanics of running related injuries and biomechanical differences between elite and recreational runners, and co-authored a number of peer reviewed articles on running biomechanics. Also presenting will be Gareth Walton, England Athletics’ technical lead for Physical Preparation.
Also on the way in January are a series of workshops on marathon training, physiology and nutrition. These are being held at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham on Wednesday 9 January, Birmingham University on 16 January and Leeds on 23 January. Presenters will include Dr Charlie Pedlar, Nick Anderson and other guest presenters to be confirmed.