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 – $130 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:

Around the Bay, Hamilton, Ont, March 27, 2022

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

Bayshore Marathon, Traverse City MI, May 28, 2022

…or an event of your choice.

Summer Session – $130 for 40 organized runs

Tuesday June 7, 2022 to Thursday October 13, 2022

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 17, 2022

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

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront MarathonToronto, 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 registered participants the day before the start date of each 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 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