Zero to Hero 2017/2018
our club (Redway Runners) want to help “novice” runners who’s ambition is to run a Marathon.
This is now the third year of this programme that has already seen many candidates successfully complete the marathon distance. We hope that we can build on that success and help you through to completing your marathon goals.
Leading this years Zero2Hero is Run Coach Portia Simond and Sean O’Leary.
The Training Programme
Download Weekly Training Schedule click here (PDF).
Starting 6th June, this will be a simple and flexible programme that will make the most of existing resources within the club such as new weekly mandatory Z2H sessions, step-up groups, interval sessions and particularly the Sunday long runs later in the programme.
The programme is divided into two phases. Phase one of the training will be focused on fundamentals and strengthening, maintaining injury free running, lead by Portia Simond. The second phase will be concentrating on Marathon Training with the added help of our valued club members “Mentors”. In addition to this we will be providing “buddies” and interesting guest speakers who have volunteered to help.
There are a number of milestones throughout the programme that we use as running goals. These also allow you to determine if you are on track or need to modify your training plan to give you the best chance of completing the programme.
The optional milestones are aimed to give you experience of entering public running events and allow you to establish and practice routines before taking part in the marathon. They will also provide you with a level of confidence and hopefully a little fun and earn some medals along the way.
The optional races within the programme will be at:
• 5k in July and will be a parkrun at Milton Keynes Willen Lake
• NSPCC 10k in September 2017
• MK half marathon, December 2017
• Oakley 20m, April 2018
• MK Full Marathon 2018
With the exception of parkrun, each event has an entry fee. As a RR Club Member, you may receive a discount on many of the milestone events but you will be required to sign up each race yourself.
At each event you will find great support from other Z2H runners as well as all the other RR Club members.