Marathon Coaching

Are you tempted by the marathon? Do you need support and guidance to get you there? At ForgetTheGym, that’s exactly what we love to do. We want everyone to feel the buzz of crossing their first marathon finishline, and help experienced marathon runners improve.

No stranger to long distance herself, Mary has been coaching marathon runners since 2011 for events at home and abroad. Mary’s KBC Dublin Marathon Coaching Programme will kick off in June 2020 supporting runners all the way from 10k to the big day in October. Earlier in the year, Mary will hold Half Marathon workshops too.

How marathon coaching works

There are three different programmes to cater for all experience levels and each programme runs for 16 weeks:
'First Timers’ For men and women who wish to train for their first marathon (and can now run 10k).
'Improvers ’ For men and women who have completed at least 1 marathon – however slowly. We build on your experience and offer you all the tips and support to help you get more out of your training and improve your marathon performance.
'Marathon Club’ For men and women who have completed at least 2 marathons with ForgetTheGym. The only difference between this option and the improvers programme is that you will not attend workshops in this Programme.

Each 16-week programme includes the following

  • Two Face-to-Face small group workshops (see dates below)
  • Training plans and schedules
  • Weekly emails and online support
  • Weekend long run meetups (optional)
  • Private Forum for chats and advice
  • Race Day Support
New Location
Our new location for the workshops is at Malahide Castle in Dublin in the lovely meeting rooms upstairs from Avoca.
All workshops are on Sundays from 10am – 1pm

We also meet for long runs at weekends all around Dublin with our main base being Pheonix Park.

Programme Dates for 2020

The dates for your coaching workshops are listed below.

Programme Workshop 1 Workshop 2
First Timer Jun 21st Sept 13th
Improvers Jun 28th Sept 20th
Marathon Club - -

First Timers Programme €180
Improvers Programme €180
Marathon Club (available only to those who have previously completed both programmes)€125
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Half Marathon Coaching

If a marathon is a step too far for you at the moment, consider our Half Marathon workshops which will build you up from 8k to half marathon distance. You can read more details about these workshops here.

Half Marathon Workshop - 2nd Feb €60
Half Marathon Workshop - 17th May €60
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Read reviews of the marathon programme : What our previous students had to say

We are so proud and honoured to be part of so many marathon stories.