Marathon Clinic

This clinic is for anyone who wants to complete their first marathon or improve on their previous marathon times while having a good time doing it. This clinic can also benefit Ironman competitors.

Instructor:  Coach John Ferguson

 

Winter Session – $140 for 40 organized runs

Thursday January 4, 2024 to Thursday May 19, 2024

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

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

Goal Events:

Around the Bay, Hamilton, Ont, March 24, 2024

Pittsburgh Marathon, Pittsburgh PA, May 5, 2024

Goodlife Toronto Marathon, Toronto, Ontario, May 5, 2024

…or an event of your choice.

Summer Session – $140 for 40 organized runs

Thursday June 11, 2024 to Thursday October 27, 2024

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 HillSpringbank Park, London, Ont., September 21, 2024

Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Toronto, Ont., October 20, 2024

Las Vegas Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, November 10, 2024

…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 at Crabby Joes on Dundas St. just east of Wellington Road at 6 PM, Thursday January 5.  A PDF of the training program will be emailed to registered participants the day before the start date of each clinic.

SUMMER CLINIC: First session will be at Crabby Joes on Dundas St. just east of Wellington Road at 6 PM on Thursday June 1 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 marathon bus trip
    • 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
    • Social activities for group participants
    • Smiles & encouragement from the group

 

What you need:

  • Training base of at least 35km per week
  • Good training shoes (Coach John can help!)
  • A desire and willingness to improve