Are you ready to kick off your adidas Manchester Marathon training? With just over 20 weeks to go, adidas in partnership with Best Athletics have put together the ultimate kick off plan to ease you into your training. You can find your kick-off training plans below.

NOVICE: Aiming for 4 to 6 hours or 6 min/k

If this is your first marathon, this plan will help you cover the distance. The plan will require you to run 2-3 times a week. At peak training period you will be running 40 to 55km per week.


INTERMEDIATE: Aiming for 3:30 to 4 hours or 5.25 min/k

This Intermediate plan is for you if you’ve run a marathon already and are looking to better your time. It will require you to be running 4 times a week by gradually building up duration and intensity. At peak
training period you will run 60 to 80km per week.

ADVANCED: Aiming for sub -3 to 3:30 or 4:15 min/k

This advanced plan is ideal if you’ve run a few marathons but would like to achieve a competitive-standard time for your age-group. The plan will require you to run 5 times a week mixing steady runs with more complex tempo sessions. At peak training period you will run 70 to 100km per week.


Celebrate kicking off your training by telling us who your training buddy is on our latest post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Strava to be in with a chance to win the ultimate adidas running accessories bundle worth £130. Closing midnight Sunday, 26th November. T&Cs apply