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Marathon Club Hub

Your Path to the Finish Line

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Get Training for Virtual VLM Right NOW!

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😢 NO MORE ANGUISH & AGONISING 😢

✋ 'COS YOU'VE LOST ALL YOUR FITNESS THROUGH LOCKDOWN ✋


Don’t waste anymore time procrastinating about starting training for your VLM Virtual Marathon


Marathon Club Hub's Summer Marathon Training RunCamp will help you realise your long held dream of running a marathon and bagging yourself some 2020 virtual race bling

Go from feeling worried you've lost fitness and your love of running through lockdown and unsure how to get back running and whether you're going to be able to get to running marathon distance in just 8 weeks, to feeling confident you're on the right track to


GET TRAINED, GET READY AND GET PREPARED

🥇 to run VLM Virtual Marathon this year 🥇





Hey!

I'm Helen

The Cheesecake Runner x



I'm going to help you

get trained ready and prepared to get yourself some VLM 2020 bling from running Virtual VLM this October


👍 Even if you don't consider yourself to be 'a runner' and you’ve not followed a training plan (or advice) training for a race before

👍 You've lost all fitness and motivation to run through lockdown and you're wondering whether you'll manage 26.2 miles

👍 And you're confused about what to do right now to get started with training for your virtual marathon this summer

 

If you’ve got time for just 3 runs a week


I CAN HELP YOU REALISE YOUR DREAM


👍 Even if you’ve no real running experience

👍 You’ve never trained for a race before

👍 You're out of shape and need to lose a few pounds


👍 AND YOU'RE SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS ABOUT RUNNING THIS SUMMER!

 





 

BUT STOP! Don’t read this page if …


🤚 You’re set in your ways and not willing to make changes to your lifestyle to train

🤚 You’re looking for a quick fix and want to run a marathon without putting in any effort to get fit

🤚 You think you know everything there is to know about running and training for a marathon, and don’t think you could benefit from an experienced and knowledgeable team behind you

🤚 You have medical issues and your doctor doesn’t advise running

🤚 You think you can train for a marathon alone, without guidance, support and advice


Then Marathon Club Hub isn’t for you
In fact nothing much can help you short of a miracle

(and anyone who promises you otherwise is just trying to rob you of your money and your dignity)


BUT IF…


👍 You are determined to get fit, train hard and are committed to the journey

👍 You want a toolbox of simple, powerful actions that’ll get you going, keep you motivated and on track to the finish line

👍 And you want to FINALLY run the race that’s been your dream


Then read on ...

Marathon Club Hub is a virtual club, packed full of juicy advice and tips, for 'I'm not a runner' runners with a dream to someday run a marathon


If you've always secretly wanted to run a marathon, but never had the nerve to get going, this is your lucky year ... Marathon Club Hub is here to guide you on your journey


Marathon Club Hub will support you and give you all the critical information and advice you need to prepare to run your marathon


Without getting injured, putting on weight or pimping your first born to fund your charity race place!

 





Join us for your final 8 weeks VLM Virtual Marathon training in our Summer Marathon Training RunCamp


When you join Marathon Club Hub I will take you on a journey to prepare you for your race



Here are some of the goodies you'll get in

Marathon Club Hub

🏆 Running plans plus running advice to get you trained for your race

🏆Strength & Conditioning challenges to get you running strong and to help you run with good form


As well as running and conditioning challenges, each week you’ll get essential advice on how to train well, eat right and run strong, and actions to focus on that week to help you smash your marathon training this summer.

This is what we've got planned:


Week 1: Get Your Mojo Back to Run

Week 2: Get Your Long Runs Right

Week 3: Eat Right Through Training to Avoid Runger and Putting on Weight

Week 4: Training Tips to Bust Burnout

Week 5: Things to Focus on for Your Final Long Run

Week 6: Tell Me About Taper

Week 7: Carb Load with Confidence

Week 8: Managing Maranoia Madness

BONUS Week: Post Marathon Blues


👍!! Sounds Great Sign me Up NOW!! 👍

 






And if you want to know more …

Your Running

To give your VLM virtual marathon training your best shot you need to start training now, to dial up your fitness, stamina and speed.

As well as an 8-week training plan you'll get advice on how to run each of the running workouts in your plan, so you're set up for virtual run race-day success.

Your Body Conditioning

Marathon training puts immense stress and strain on your body and quite a number of runners who enter marathons don’t make it to the start, due to injury.

A lot of running injuries are due to poor running form, doing too much too soon, or ignoring strength and conditioning work.

You'll get guidance and tips on how to run with good form and give you weekly strength and conditioning challenges to help build you into a strong and stable runner to help prevent niggles and injuries that are all too common amongst first-timers.

Food for Fitness

Having a good healthy diet is essential to support your marathon training. You are what you eat, and your running performance and recovery depends upon how you feed and fuel you body.

A lot of new marathoners see training as a great way to burn calories and lose weight.

Think again!

A study of US charity marathon runners found that only 11% lost weight through 16 weeks of training (and another 11% gained!)

To avoid piling on the pounds you'll get advice on the best diet and nutrition to support your training.

You’ll learn how what and when to eat, without dieting or restricting your food, to support your training and make sure you can recover from your runs for results.

Fabulous Fundraising

Ask any first time marathoner what was the hardest thing they had to do to prepare, and without fail they’ll say raising the funds pledged for their charity place.

Unless you’ve entered a smaller marathon or managed to bag yourself a club or ballot entry you’re likely to be running on a charity place, with a hefty fundraising target.

You'll get ideas, plans and support with your fundraising, to help you raise as much as possible before the New Year. Having a hefty target hanging over your head, when you’re struggling through winter with training isn’t fun.

We will help you reach and exceed your fundraising goals!

Managing Motivation

Right now you’re keen and ready to go. But you wont always feel that way!

You'll get mindset hacks, tips and techniques for staying on track with your training and new healthier lifestyle, as well as motivation and mindset tricks to push through when training and running increasingly longer distances gets tough, as well as motivation tips for race day itself.

Prepare to Race

Finally, you need to plan and prepare for race day itself.

We’ll get you planning your travel and accommodation early on and give you guidance on what to expect at a Expo and on the morning in the race village, as well as tips on how to prepare and run your race.

 





Meet Your Coach

My name is Helen and I am The Cheesecake Runner

In case you’ve never heard of me **horrified gasp**, here’s why I’m uniquely and firmly qualified to help you with preparing to train for your first marathon.

I’m a nutrition coach and work with runners. I’m a keen baker and cook, and I've been running on and off for about 20 years.

I took a break from being fit and healthy for about 10 years, but kicked my butt back in the game in 2012 and I’ve not looked back. Since then I’ve run countless halves and last year I ran my 13th marathon. I've had 4 more (postponed) and am in to run VLM Virtual later this year!

I’ve run VLM (London) 4 times, having bagged charity places ... then begged, grovelled, baked cakes and pleaded with friends for cash to reach my fundraising target.

I’ve been injured training and had to pull out and defer races, but I’ve always come back fighting for more … and I've got more focused, fitter and faster as I’ve aged.

Now aged 53 I’m leaner, fitter and faster than ever, and run with a VLM Good For Age entry time.

In 2017 I set up the London Marathon Training & Support Facebook Group which now has nearly 10,000 members, most of whom ran their first marathon with the support of this group.

In this group I worked with these first time marathoners helping them go from excited, yet apprehensive about running their first marathon and raising the thousands pledged for their charities, encouraging them to be awesome and achieve their own personal goals to realise their dreams.

I created Marathon Club Hub because you can only go so far with helping people in a Facebook Group.

I’ve seen runners struggling with their training, diet and nutrition, fundraising, motivation and nerves and not finding a solution, and also because I wanted people to know that there is a better way to train, raise money and prepare.

So in Marathon Club Hub I’m bringing to you my top game, my little black book of running friends, coaches and contacts, and a lifetime of lessons learned as a coach, marathon runner and experienced charity fundraiser.

🏆🎖🏃‍♀️ I want to see you succeed and realise your long held dreams. Let me help you on your journey to the finish-line 🏃‍♀️🎖🏆

 





The simple fact is this ...

Training for a marathon involves more than just following a running plan,

bashing out increasingly long runs each weekend



 

Marathon Club Hub is the COMPLETE SOLUTION and THE ONLY


"GET YOU TO THE RACE IN SHAPE PROGRAMME"


you'll need to fulfil your long-held dream of running a marathon!


FREE marathon training plans just focus on running, and the on final 16 weeks of training for race day. They might give you some strength and conditioning exercises, and maybe some ‘seems pretty obvious’ diet advice, to help you get through training, but they wont give you the information and support you need with all the other things you need to know and to be doing to prepare for a marathon, such as nutrition and proper fuelling for your running, charity fundraising and getting your mind-set right to push through when training get’s tough.


😫 THEY TOTALLY IGNORE REAL FOOD AND NUTRITION ADVICE

😫 THEY TOTALLY IGNORE SUPPORTING YOU WITH FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR CHARITY

😫 THEY TOTALLY IGNORE MOTIVATION AND MINDSET FOR SUCCESSFUL RUNNING


You could search around the Internet and in Facebook groups for information, guidance and advice on how to train. It’s free and you can find out almost anything on the Internet these days. But how do you know that the advice given is right for you? And it’ll cost you hours of your precious time to find out the answers to your most pressing questions … time better spent training or raising funds for your favourite charity.


If you’re new to running or wanting to give your dream marathon your best shot, you need a programme that guides you to prepare in advance, so you’re strong and ready to run your best.

Marathon Club Hub is THE ONLY marathon training club that’ll give you ALL the critical information and advice you need to be confident you know exactly what you need to do to prepare to run your marathon next spring.

Don’t’ just take my word for it …

I have a Google Drive that is full to the brim with real life success stories and unsolicted love notes like this.

And NO, I did not pay these people to say all these nice things about me or my coaching.

I wish I could share ALL of the stories but that would mean, this page would be full and I wouldn’t have room to tell you about my Marathon Club Hub programme.

I'll save you the madness and just share some of the messages and stories I've received.


"Love this lady
Do yourself the biggest favour of your life and listen to her
She got me through this years marathon and I’m putting myself in it again next year and I have no doubt I will do it better thanks to Lady Cheesecake 🏃‍♂️

Dennis, VLM 2018 First Time Marathon Runner


"I just wanted to let you know I ran my very first full marathon last Saturday.

I am not a fast runner by any means, but my goal was to finish and feel good through the race and after, not feel like I could hardly make it to the end.

It was amazing! I had good nutrition and felt great!

I owe it all to you! I followed your Marathon Club Hub Fast Track Plan and nutrition advice.

Thank you so much!!!!"

Tammy, Comrades Marathon


"I only started running Oct17. I was a complete novice and clueless about running. I trained and ran VLM18 and was really gutted with my time so for VLM19 i wanted a bit more expert advice.

I loved that Marathon Club Hub is personal and the monthly and weekly live video broadcasts were an opportunity to ask my questions. It was great that I could also ask questions beforehand and use playback if I couldn’t be there live.

Marathon Club Hub has given me a much better idea on how to improve my performance through doing different types of training for my marathon and not just going out for long runs.

I’m also more confident about fuelling my long runs from the advice and support given.

Through the Marathon Club Hub community it was nice to know I wasn’t the only one with my questions!"

Joanne, London Marathon



"Hi Helen, I just wanted to share my achievement.

I've been following the Marathon Club Hub Ramp up Your Running autumn training plan and trying to sort my eating out too, as I work full time nights and that can be a massive issue for me!

I’m on week 3 and managed 4 minutes fast running with zero “oh my god I'm going to die” kind of thoughts running through my head.

Thank you! I can definitely see progress."

Sharon, Brighton Marathon



"I was recommended to join Marathon Club Hub by a friend and am so glad I did.

I had been following Helen's advice and coaching in her Marathon Club Hub and then had a one-to-one Get Set for Your Marathon Training call, and her advice has been invaluable.

I was concerned about how to get back to training after an injury and what to fuel with on long runs and the marathon to avoid the dreaded wall. Helen helped answer these questions and gave me so many pieces of advice and tips I now feel completely motivated.

Helen is a wealth of knowledge and experience, and has such a warm, friendly nature. She is so enthusiastic, you cannot help but be inspired!

I would highly recommend first timers, or seasoned runners who have lost their mojo, maybe due to injury or diet issues join Marathon Club Hub and have a coaching call with Helen. She is pleasure to work with."

Lynne, London Marathon

 





Any Questions?

I’m in! I need Marathon Club Hub to support me NOW. What happens next?

Whoop Whoop Whoop! I’m so excited! After you've completed your purchase, you’ll receive an email with your welcome, a link to the programme and next steps, including the link to join our private Facebook community where I hang out and help you through the programme.

Then it's up to to ... get going!

I want to run a marathon, but I’m not ‘a runner. Do you think I can? 


OMG, Yes Yes Yes! This is absolutely the right place for you. Marathon Club Hub will get you running, training well, eating right and will help you prepare for your marathon day success.

We’ll guide you every step of your journey to the finish line!


I was thinking of following a free marathon training program, how is this different?

This is totally different. Marathon Club Hub will help and guide you with all the other things you need to be doing, such as charity fundraising, stretching, strength and conditioning, sorting out your food to fuel your fitness, managing your mind-set, rest and recovery.

FREE marathon training plans just focus on running, and the on final 16 weeks of training for race day, they wont give you the information and support you need around other aspects of preparing for a marathon.

I'm worried that our races will be cancelled this autumn. Why should I train for a race that might not happen?

I hear you. There's so much uncertainty around how the UK will come out of lockdown and when we'll get back to some form of 'normality'. Which is why I have a back-up plan.

Should the major UK marathons be cancelled I have a plan for a special virtual event that’ll be free to Summer RunCamp runners, and a training programme for it. If, as and when, this happens, we'll switch our focus to 'train' for a different or a 'virtual' race.

Joining Summer Marathon Training RunCamp will mean you keep focused on your running and will help manage your fitness and health this summer.

I am really busy, how much time will marathon training take?

I’m not going to beat about the bush here … training for a marathon takes lots of hard work, commitment and energy. When you get into peak training you’ll need to find time to train 3-5 times per week, including weekend long runs (or up to 3 hours) and strength and conditioning work. You’ll also need to factor in the time required to plan, prepare and deliver your charity fundraising events, which are an additional time drain.

However, with Marathon Club Hub you will save time, because we will guide you with giving you only the critical information you need to prepare and train for your marathon, as well as giving you ‘get ahead tips’ so you don’t leave everything to the last minute!

If your life is seriously stressful and busy you need to think long and hard whether you have time to train and prepare to running a marathon.

Will I have to go on a diet?

No absolutely not! Marathon Club Hub will give you guidance on how to eat healthy for your training, but the food advice in the programme is not a diet. If you’re a few pounds over weight and looking to lose this sensible eating advice could be the help you need!

Will I lose weight with Marathon Club and training for a marathon?

It’s notoriously difficult to lose weight whilst going through the final 12-16 training leading up to a marathon. As you ramp up your running and learn to eat a balance healthy diet, your body composition will change, but you won't necessarily lose weight.

So my advice is to focus now on your food and nutrition to make sure it’s optimized for your good health and for running. A poor diet will do you no favours when you’re in training!

What if I am recovering from an injury?

If you have an injury I advise you have your condition assessed by a physiotherapist who specalises in running injuries. They will be able to advise on the best rehabilitation for your particular issue.

The fundraising, food and strength and condition parts of preparing for your marathon can be kicked off whilst you’re being treated for and returning from injury.

You should always follow medical and your physiotherapists advice regarding returning to running. You might need to re-set your goals for your marathon training.

I am already training for a half, is Marathon Club Hub right for me?

YES. If you are just running mileage, without any thought to training or preparing for your marathon, joining Marathon Club Hub will support and guide you in training for your half, as well as all the other information, guidance and support you’ll get around other things you need to think of when training for your marathon.

Having a half, or a few halves, under your belt as you go into marathon training is excellent preparation for the hard work ahead!

 

So the only thing standing between you realising your dream of running a marathon is Marathon Club Hub


So now it’s up to you!



You can try to figure all this out your own, and whine, complain and grumble about the slow progress, the unchartered territories and the sheer frustration of trying to piece together a million things.

OR you can choose to say YES and grab your spot in Marathon Club Hub and save yourself months of trial and error and time wasting super expensive mistakes

Joining Marathon Club Hub you’ll get access to the key information you need to train for and get prepared to run … so that you can finally realise your dream of running a marathon next year

Running a marathon involves much, much, more than just running. Month by month Marathon Club Hub will explains and take you through everything else you need to know to get ready and prepared


This is your chance to have the forever solution, a solution that has been created with input from hundreds of marathon charity runners, just like you, who were nervous and unsure about running this time last year


Marathon Club Hub comes with a 1 month money back no questions asked guarantee. So there is no risk ... ZERO … to joining up today!


So there's really only one rational thing to do ... Join Marathon Club Hub TODAY!


Get started now!