Half-Marathon Clinic

This program is for anyone who wants to complete their first half-marathon or improve on their previous half-marathon times. This clinic can also benefit triathletes.

Clinic Instructor: Coach John Ferguson

Assistant Coach: Bruce Lamb

Winter Session – $120 for 40 organized runs

Thursday January 6, 2022 to Thursday May 26, 2022

Thursday evenings at 6 PM from Goodlife downtown (King & Wellington) 

Sunday mornings at 8 AM from Goodlife downtown (King & Wellington) 

Goal Events:

JFR 5K, 10K and 21.1K Timed Runs, London, Ont. Apr. 24, 2022

Goodlife Toronto Half Marathon, Toronto Ont. May 1, 2022

Bayshore Half Marathon – Traverse City Michigan – May 28, 2022

…or an event of your choice.

Summer Session – $120 for 40 organized runs

Tuesday June 7, 2022 to Thursday October 13, 2022 (19 weeks)

Thursday evenings at 6 PM from Gibbons Park (Grosvenor St. parking lot)

Sunday mornings at 8 AM from Gibbons Park (Grosvenor St. parking lot)
NOTE: July and Aug Sunday runs will be at 7 AM to avoid the heat.

Goal Events:

That Dam Hill, Springbank Park, London, Ont., September 17, 2022

Metro Health/Grand Rapids Half Marathon – Grand Rapids, Michigan – October 16, 2022

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Toronto, Ont., October 16

…or an event of your choice.


There will be an intro session on the first night for the start of each session.

WINTER CLINIC: First session will be upstairs at Shoeless Joes on King St. across from Budweiser Gardens at 6 PM, Thursday January 6.  A PDF of the training program will be emailed to you the day before the first session of your clinic.

SUMMER CLINIC: First session will be at Gibbons Park (Grosvenor St. parking lot) for an easy run with your new group. A PDF of the training program will be emailed to you the day before the first session of your clinic.


What you get:

    • 20 week training program (40 organized runs)
    • Winter Clinic: Use of Goodlife lockers, washrooms, showers and meeting room
    • Winter Clinic: Priority for Around The Bay bus trip
    • Summer Clinic: 3 organized runs to Port Stanley
    • Priority for group target half-marathon bus trip (Summer session)
    • Two chip-timed 5k/10k runs to test your race speed.
    • Fully planned running routes
    • 15% to 25% discount opportunities at local running stores 
    • Large, friendly, encouraging, inclusive group to train with
    • Training and racing advice from Coach John and other experienced marathoners
    • Lots of social activities for group participants
    • Smiles & encouragement from the group

What you need:

  • Training base of at least 20km per week
  • Good training shoes (Coach John can help!)
  • A desire and willingness to improve