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Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts

About Meet the Experts 

The build-up to Marathon Day may seem a little daunting, which is why we hold Meet the Experts, our annual training day.

It's the place to get all the expert advice, insight and tips you need to help you succeed and make sure you’re ready to take on the world’s biggest marathon.

Details of the 2022 TCS London Marathon Meet the Experts will be available here in the run-up to the event, so please check back later.

The 2021 online event

In 2021 we held Meet the Experts virtually for all participants in the mass or virtual marathon.

You can watch Meet the Experts 2021 on demand for free now. Everything you need to know is covered, including advice on nutrition, training, injury prevention and charity fundraising. 

Alongside our guest speakers, experts from the New Balance team also offer bespoke advice to help you find the best running shoes for you, while nutrition scientists from Lucozade Sport share tips for fuelling during the marathon.

Expert speakers

Our full line-up of guest speakers for the 2021 event is available below. Click on each individual session to watch them again.

Full 2021 Meet the Experts timetable

The official Virgin Money London Marathon training range from New Balance

TCS London Marathon Training Plans

Got a place in the ballot (hooray!) but now don’t know where to start? Our 16-week Beginner’s Training Plan will guide you right through to the Start Line.

If you’ve run a marathon before and are hoping to better your performance this time, the Improver’s Training Plan is a good choice. 

Finally, our Advanced Training Plan is for really experienced runners who want to push themselves – remember even if you’ve have conquered 26.2 miles several times before, there’s always something new to learn!