Marathon Club Hub

Your Path to the Finish Line

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Marathon Club Hub's 2020 Spring Training Virtual RunCamp


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Go from feeling UPSET that your spring marathon was cancelled and go from being CONFUSED about what running to be doing now this spring, to feeling CONFIDENT you know how to


So come summer you're fit and fired up ready to train for your marathon later this year


👍 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


Join us for 8 weeks training in our Virtual RunCamp

As well as running and conditioning challenges, we're covering everything you need to smash your marathon training this summer

Week 1: Train Right for Your Marathon

Week 2: Conditioning to Help Keep Injury Free

Week 3: Eat Right for Your Running

Week 4: Managing Your Mojo and Motivation to Run

Week 5: Get Your Long Runs Right

Week 6: Eat Right for Your Long Runs

Week 7: Fabulous Fundraising Ideas for Summer

Week 8: Eat Right Through Training to Avoid Putting on Weight

BONUS: Goal Setting for Marathon Training & Selecting The Right Plan

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2020 Spring Training Virtual RunCamp

Spring Virtual RunCamp starts soon. Are you in?


My 8 Week Virtual RunCamp

is THE ONLY get started now

Pre-Marathon Training RunCamp that’ll get you training and give you

ALL the critical information and advice you need

RIGHT NOW to be confident you'll be ready to start training this summer

If you want to get ahead, get ready and get prepared for your marathon training there's really only one rational thing to do

Join Spring Training with Cheesecake Runner NOW!

Or if you're not sure ... Whether running a marathon is for you

Don’t waste anymore time procrastinating about running a marathon

Just do it … ENTER NOW!

Then read every word on this page


I'm Helen, The Cheesecake Runner x

I'm going to help you


I'm going to show you h
ow you can go from feeling


To being CONFIDENT you know how to get PREPARED

Saving you months of heartache, leg ache and bucket load of cash in the process!


If you’ve got 60 minutes just 3x a week


👍 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




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)


👍 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 ...

Introducing: Marathon Club Hub

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!


So here's how Marathon Club Hub works

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 to get you started, build up for 10k and half marathon races and a marathon training plan

🏆Strength & Conditioning exercises to get you running strong and to support good running form

🏆Food for Fitness advice, tips and meal plan ideas for energy to help you power through your plan

🏆 Each month you’ll get critical, 'need to know now' advice on how to train well, eat right and run strong

🏆 You’ll get tips on how to secure yourself an entry, plus get ahead guidance on fundraising for your favourite charity

🏆 Your time is precious so information is quick and easy to consume in videos, cheatsheets and checklists

🏆 You’ll have actions for the key activities and tasks to focus on each month

🏆 You’ll get membership of the Marathon Club Hub Facebook Group to connect with other runners also on their journey to their dreams

🏆 Plus the most valuable part of the programme ... Q&A coaching calls to answer your questions, encourage and motivate, and make sure you're on track to reach your goals

Marathon Club Hub is now open to start you on your journey to your dreams!

In June we'll kick off with a Build Your Base running plan, advice for tuning up your diet for your training and tips for securing yourself a marathon racing spot

July we're focusing on fundraising, critical for anyone running with a charity place and worked on how to eat healthy with a hectic marathon training life

In August we start training for autumn 10k and half marathon races using the Marathon Club Hub training plans plus you'll get advice on running with good form and strength & conditioning exercises for runners to support your training

September, with autumn races on the horizon we dial it up to make sure you know all about how to get the long run right plus advice for aligning your diet with training, so you've got energy to train and run hard

In October, with autumn races in full swing, we're focusing on mastering race day preparations as well as making preparations for festive fundraising events

November we're moving into winter running and preparing ourselves to start with marathon training in the New Year. We start working through the Marathon Club Hub Run Strong Ramp Up Your Running plan to build your pre marathon training base

December, the month of seasonal celebration, so you'll get tips to maintain focus through the month. This is a great time to get your race-day logistics sorted out, finalise your fundraising plans and find out all about training for your marathon next spring.

Depending on the date of your spring marathon, training might start this month. You'll get the first part of your marathon training plan, plus an explanation of each type of running workout and tips for how to approach training through winter

👍!! Sounds Great !! 👍

As training steps up a gear in the new year, Marathon Club Hub will support you all the way to race day!

Here's a sneak peak 🕵️‍♀️ of what we've got planned for next year

👍!! Sounds Great !! 👍

💥 Just Launched 💥

Marathon Club Hub Interim Training Plans ahead of training for your Autumn Race

If you're running a marathon this autumn,

maybe NYC, Chicago, Dublin or London, Manchester, Brighton, Milton Keynes and more,

then Marathon Club Hub Fast Track Plan is

Autumn Training Plan is the programme

to get you trained and ready to run!


kicks off in June and will

guide, coach, motivate and support you

all the way to your race and

across the finish line


But first join Marathon Club Hub Spring Training Virtual RunCamp to get you fast, strong and ready to train this spring!


And if you want to know more …


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

If you’re totally new to running, or have only ran about 5k before your focus will be to get running regularly to build up your strength and stamina, with the aim of completing a 10k, or half marathon, race this year.

If you’ve already ran a few 10k’s or half marathons you’ll focus on building up your running, maybe focusing on speed, to aim for a half marathon PB first, so you’ll be confident you’re ready train for your race.

If you're running an autumn race, we're kicking off right now with our Spring Training Virtual RunCamp, before fast tracking our training for autumn.

Form & Fitness

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 strength and conditioning work to help prevent injury.


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.


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.

Race Day

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 and I've a few more (postponed) to run 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 rum with a VLM Good For Age entry time … meaning I can now help you guys with fundraising and training, rather than stressing over my own cash pledge targets.

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


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.




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


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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 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!

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