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14 March, 2023


Ben Parker - How to run a marathon

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast its all about marathon training as we are joined by Runna's, Ben Parker

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This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom is joined by Ben Parker

We are well and truly in marathon season which is why in this episode, we are offering tips, tricks and advice to those who have a marathon scheduled in.

Ben Parker is the Co-Founder & Head Coach at Runna, a running platform that provides world-class training, coaching and community for everyone.

Ben has spent 5+ years as a professional running coach, helping everyone from beginner runners to elite athletes. 

Ben is a qualified Personal Trainer, IRONMAN Coach, England Athletics Coach and Pilates Instructor.

In his spare time, Ben is a keen athlete himself, ranking top-5 in his age group for IRONMAN in the UK, and coming top-20 in the 2020 virtual London Marathon with a time of 2:34. Ben also recently qualified for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

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Runna is the market leading online running coaching service. They help people all over the world in 155 different countries train better for any running goal. From a faster 5k, to a first marathon, or even an ultra marathon with expert coaching from their coaching team including British olympic marathon runner Steph Davis. 

Download the Runna app today and use code 'OA' for a 2 week free trial and level up your running

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