Running your First Half Marathon – 16 Week Half Marathon Programme

A half marathon is a fantastic challenge and a great goal to work towards. The programme below will take you from being able to run for 30 minutes to your first Half Marathon in 16 weeks.

The training programme is based around 4 runs a week which gradually increase in intensity and length. You should also include a couple of resistance training sessions a week to build the strength you need for this type of endurance event. See our beginner’s strength training programme for more.

Click here to view the beginners 16 week training programme.

About the author

Hannah developed a passion for fitness from a very young age which led her to compete in a wide range of sports including netball and athletics, where she trained and competed for several years. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2009 with a Degree in Health, Exercise & Nutrition, during which she gained experience in the fitness testing of elite athletes including Cyclists and Triathletes.

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