Half Marathon Information - Festival of Running

The Half Marathon Run & Training Plan

The Runderwear virtual half marathon is part of the Runderwear Festival of Running taking place over the Easter weekend.

How do I enter?

Choose which race distance you'd like to do and enter the event on Results Base.

  • Early bird entry (up to and including 28th February 2021) is £10
  • Standard entry (from 1st March 2021) is £12

FREE Half Marathon Training Plans

Please find below your FREE 8 week half marathon training programme, created by England Athletics Road Running Manager, Tom Craggs.  Choose between the Beginner, Improver and Experienced half marathon plan.

Beginner Half Marathon Training Plan

This plan is aimed at runners who are new to the half marathon distance. You might be stepping up from a 5km or even a 10km and you should feel happy running 30-40 minutes continuously at an easy pace, and longer with the aid of short recovery breaks.

Improver Half Marathon Training Plan

This plan is aimed at runners who have some experience with longer races. You might have run a half before and are looking to improve, or perhaps you experienced at running 10ks and are looking to step up. You should feel able to tackle a continuous, easy paced run of around 70 minutes and have some experience of structure interval type training.

Experienced Half Marathon Training Plan

This plan is aimed at experienced half marathon runners who already feel confident to run 80-90+ minutes in a long run and who have experience of both interval training and of regular racing. The plan is testing and assumes you already have good base of training in place over the previous 6-10 weeks.

What do I receive?

As well as the free 8 week training programme, Team Runderwear ‘Race Leaders’ will be training for the event with you, sharing their journey and encourage yours! There will be plenty of expert help and advice along the way too help you stay on track.

Once you have completed the race and and uploaded your proof to the results base system you will receive:

  • Runderwear ‘Festival of Running’ wooden medal made from sustainable European-sourced FSC ply
  • A Runderwear designed ‘Festival of Running’ certificate

  • Half Marathon Prizes

    Prizes will be available for:

    • 1st place Male and Female receive £60 Runderwear voucher
    • 2nd place Male and female receive £50 Runderwear voucher
    • 3rd place Male and Female receive £40 Runderwear voucher

    Plus 10 spot prizes  - recipients will receive a £25 Runderwear voucher

      Please take a look at our Festival of Running FAQs if you need any further help or advice.