Running your first marathon next April? Nervous about what training you should be doing? Need to know all the possible pitfalls along the way to setting your marathon PB? Don't panic! We’re excited to announce that 1983 London Marathon winner Mike Gratton will be available right here on this thread to give free beginner-based advice.
Whether you’re a complete novice or long-time runner who has finally taken the marathon plunge, Mike (and the RW staff as cover) are on hand.
And if you haven’t already signed up for our marathon newsletter you should do
. Packed with schedules, advice, tips and the best questions from this thread, it’s the perfect marathon partner.
Be gentle with Mike - he's running this thread voluntarily, as he also has a day job running a company that organises training camps, overseas race trips and UK races (2:09 Events). He'll aim to give comments when he can, so please ask your questions in advance if you can.
Many thanks, Mike. Happy training, all.