MAGIC OF THE LONDON MARATHON
Is the London Marathon on your bucket list? You've won a place in the ballot and looking for ways to spice up your 24-week training programme? Or maybe you have your eye on the VMLM one day and have just started ramping up the miles. Maybe you're a seasoned marathon runner who wants to improve your time!
Join us as we run through the highs (and lows) of the London Marathon on an 11-mile guided running tour, which will explore, the first ever London Marathon in 1981, marathon heroes and villains, celebrities who crumble, women in the marathon, Heartache Highway, the final 6 miles and more!
This tour will take you past some iconic London landmarks, including Canary Wharf, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Embankment, Westminster, St James's Park and others! Our marathon-loving guides would love to run with you - expect plenty of pre-marathon tips, such as bananas vs gels and carb/fat loading!
STARTS AT: Greenwich Park
ENDS AT: The Mall
DISTANCE: 11 miles (around 17.5km)
TIME: Approx 2-3 hours (but can be longer depending on pace and number of questions)
SPEED: Each date has a goal marathon pace to keep you in your comfort zone - we'll be treating this as a training run for that pace, so won't be running at your marathon pace. There is also a run/walk/option (see below). We stop for breathers, history and training tips along the way. No one gets left behind!
GROUP TOUR TICKETS: £25 - includes small group tour, digital photos, gels, bananas and expert advice
DATES & TIMES: Group tours for 2020 were in Feb, but depending on how the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic plays out, we may add more dates later in the year to prepare for the rescheduled London Marathon, so be sure to let us know if you are interested. To stay up date with any new releases, we would recommend following us on social media and subscribing to our mailing list (see below)!
SUB 4:30 MARATHON
Join this pace group if you're aiming to finish an upcoming marathon in under 4 hours 30 minutes
SUB 5:30 MARATHON
Book on this tour if you're aiming to finish an upcoming marathon in under 5 hours 30 minutes
SUB 6:30 MARATHON
You should be comfortable running 11 miles at 12-13 minute miles.
2 minutes running, 1 minute walking for those aiming to run/walk their next or even their first marathon
Book this tour for your running club, office or group of friends at a date/time of your choice. Get in touch to check our availability.
Group bookings are £19pp for 15 runners or more. Our capacity is 50 runners for this tour.
FANTASTIC RUNNING TOUR
"Great bunch of people, great pace so we could chat. Ronnie was so knowledgeable about the marathon and running in general, so we gained some great tips. This run should be a fixture in any London marathon training programme. It got us really looking forward to the upcoming marathon, regardless of whether we were planning on running, volunteering or spectating. For those people who hadn't run the marathon before, it helped with their nerves, as they gained more of an idea of what to expect."
MAGIC OF THE LONDON MARATHON
"Loved this run. Great pace - I'm not a fast runner - it was a steady pace with enough stops to make it feel so manageable. Ronnie was fantastic, looked after all of us and carried a heavy bag full of goodies. Loved it, would highly recommend. Made me think maybe I am a runner!"
AWESOME DAY RUNNING!
"Fantastically informative guide Ronnie was wonderful. She was able to give us so much information about the London marathon, plied us with snacks and encouraged us all to individually get we wanted out of the day. The best way to cover distance without feeling you’re doing so! This is my fourth or fifth event and all have been excellent. I strongly recommend them!"
5* TRIPADVISOR REVEIW
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