Whether you’re new to the running game and want to tackle your first marathon, or if you’re a seasoned marathoner ready to line up your next race, here at Run Through we have the perfect event for everyone.
Marathons near me
Don’t worry if you don’t live in or near London. We host marathons all over the UK, all year round – so no matter where you’re located, you’ll be able to take part in a well-organised, carefully executed race, surrounded by other like-minded people to encourage you on the way! If you’re not quite ready for a full marathon yet, check out our half marathons to get you started.
Get your head in the game
Here at Run Through we love encouraging everyone to get involved. A full marathon can sound like a daunting feat, but it’s one that offers such a deep level of satisfaction and triumph at the end! To run a marathon doesn’t rely solely on your body and your stamina – it also relies on your mind. Get your head in the game, know that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, and you’ll surprise even yourself on race day. And if it’s not your first marathon – you can look forward to trying to better your best and get across that finish line in personal-record-breaking time!
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What is a good marathon time?
Many runners in a marathon aim for a time of less than 4 hours, though anything less than 4 and a half hours is generally considered a decent time.
How long is a marathon?
A marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards (26.2 miles), or 42.195 kilometres.
Can I run a marathon without training?
Technically, it’s possible to run a marathon without training, especially if you already have some level of fitness. However, it’s widely recommended that you undertake some sort of training in the lead up to a marathon. This will help you avoid injury, assist in your recovery time, and increase your performance (and time) on the day. It’s a big race and can be demanding on your body and mind, so training can greatly improve your chance of success.
What is the average time for a first marathon?
On average, first-time marathoners will have a time of between 5 hours and 6.5 hours. But if you have spent a lot of time training, your time may well be faster. If you place later in the group than you would have liked, don’t be hard on yourself! Your first marathon experience will be an excellent benchmark from which to improve.
Do runners walk during a marathon?
It’s not unusual during a long distance race such as a marathon for runners to slow down to a walk on occasion. If it’s your first marathon, it can be reassuring to know that even seasoned runners have to slow to a walk sometimes! Perhaps a goal of yours can be to slowly decrease how many times you slow to a walk.
What is the slowest marathon time you can have?
Most marathons are limited, so the course only stays open for an allocated amount of time – usually 7 hours or less. Before taking part in the event, find out how long the marathon will remain open, and ensure you keep at or above the pace needed to finish in that time.
Why should you run a marathon?
Choosing to take part in a marathon is deciding to live an active, healthy life. Running increases blood circulation, strengthens your cardiovascular system, improves muscle mass and has a huge impact on your mood – leading to a ‘runner’s high’, improved mental state and reduction of stress. Crossing the finish line marks a huge triumph both physically and mentally, and leads to a real (and justified!) feeling of achievement.