The 10 most popular training plans for runners

Recently signed up to a running event? Take advantage of our 10 most popular training plans and rock up to the start line ready to race!

The 10 most popular training plans for runners

Here at The Running Bug we offer a wide selection of completely FREE training plans for runners of all abilities. From your first Coach to 5K to the mighty marathon, we have the plan for you! Not sure what to look for? Once you've entered your perfect race in our events hub, our top 10 most popular training plans are a great place to start.

Devised by top running coaches Nick Anderson and Tom Craggs from RunningWithUs, simply select the plan that best suits your time, level and distance needs, then all you need to do is run. Below is a selection of our most popular plans to choose from.

10-week beginner half marathon training plan

For the newbie runners ready to step up the distance, try our 10-week beginner half marathon training plan!

10-week improver half marathon training plan 

The more experienced runner may be feeling confident, but it’s always wise to stick to a training plan to ensure you progress at a sustainable rate. Our 10-week improver half marathon training plan will set you on the right foot.

16-week beginner half marathon training plan

For the beginner runner with a long term goal in mind, our 16-week plan half marathon training plan will give you plenty of time to perfect your pace.

12-week beginner 10K training plan

Fancy working on your speed? 10K is the perfect distance! Try our 12-week beginner 10K training plan today.

6-week beginner 10K training plan

Short for time but keen to race? Our 6-week beginner 10K training plan is the one for you. 

6-week intermediate 10K training plan

For the fairly experienced runner who is keen to nail a PB, get your pace up with our 6-week intermediate 10K training plan

From couch to 5K in just 8 weeks

Total beginner? Worry not! We’ll get you started with our eight week Couch to 5K training plan and before you know it you'll be running to the moon!

8-week intermediate 5K training plan

Get your running up to speed with our 8-week intermediate 5K training plan

8-week advanced 5K training plan

Experienced runners with a spring in your step! This speedy 8-week advanced 5K training plan has your name written all over it.

12-week beginner marathon training plan 

Ready to take on the mighty marathon distance? This one is for you! Train for your first marathon in three months with our 12-week beginner marathon training plan!

Can't find what you're looking for? Head over to our training hub to find the perfect plan to suit your running needs!

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