The name Marathon comes from the legend of Phillipedes, the Greek messenger. The legend states that while he was taking part in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, he ran the entire distance from Marathon to Athens without stopping to announce the victory over the Persians. He died from exhaustion shortly after.
The modern Olympic marathon began at the very first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and they have become increasingly popular since then.
Running a marathon is the classic test for any runner. 26.2 miles (42.195km) is achievable for most people after a lot of hard training – and long and tough enough to make it one of life’s most memorable experiences.
Looking for a new challenge? Here is a list of some of the most popular marathons/ half marathons in UK and Europe:
- London 02/10/22
- Seville 19/02/23
- Richmond Park 11/9/22
- Paris 02/04/23
- Berlin 25/09/2022
- Edinburgh 29/05/22
- Hackney Half 22/05/22
- The Big half 04/09/22
- Ealing Half 25/09/22
- Royal Parks 9/10/22
If you’re a beginner who wants to run their first half/full marathon or you’re an experienced runner who wants to beat their personal best, we offer a Marathon preparation programme, spanning across 17 weeks in the lead up to the event of your choice. The programme will be tailored towards your goals and availability, and you will be under the guidance and constant monitoring of our expert running physiotherapists.
This programme includes:
- Assessment with state-of-the-art VALD equipment, Footscan technology and in-house treadmill and gym
- Injury risk assessment
- Biomechanical assessment
- Bespoke training plan
- Weekly physiotherapy/massage sessions
- Physio-led runs
- Running workshops with members of the GB athletics team
- Weekly monitoring via Strava
- Nutrition advice
- Bonus recovery treatment session post marathon
“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon” Emil Zapotek
If you’re a runner and want to avoid injury during this marathon season, why not book a FREE 15-minute discovery visit? In this complimentary visit you will have a chance to speak to a physio about your needs/and or condition and they will let you know if physio is right for you.
To book an appointment or a discovery visit, call us on: 0207 636 8845