Octopus Clinic Marathon Handbook


Your Marathon Training Guide

Do you want to know all the latest information on how to run a marathon without getting injured, run it at your best and enjoy the journey?

The comprehensive  ‘Octopus Clinic Marathon Handbook’ is a combination of over twenty years of experience supporting marathon runners and treating running injuries. This is combined with the latest in evidence-based running research written in a way that is easy to understand and apply. It breaks down the information into six digestible monthly sections. 

If you would like to receive a digital copy of the Octopus Clinic Marathon Handbook please speak to the charity you are running for. It is included in the support packages we offer charities to support their runners. If you are running for a charity that we do not have a partnership with or are not running for charity please get in touch with lucy@octopusclinic.com

If you work for a charity and would like to find out more about our affordable charity support packages please click here or email lucy@octopusclinic.com


More Support for Marathon Runners

  • Ask us any training or injury questions at our Friday Physio Live Q&A sessions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you can’t make it you can send questions in advance and watch the playback.
  • Join our Octopus Clinic Running Group on Facebook for only £8 a month and get unlimited advice on training, injuries, pain, motivation, nutrition, strength and conditioning, exercises, and stretches.
  • Check out our library of free exercises, stretches, and foam rolling videos on this website – just go to the videos section and click on ‘running’
  • Watch the running advice videos on this website, on our YouTube channel, and on our Facebook page
  • Book an appointment with our experts. Irrespective of where you are in the world, you can still benefit from our expertise, thanks to modern technology. You can read some of the hundreds of passionate five-star reviews about how effective our video consultations are and what they involve. You can make the most of our highly discounted treatment packages and get back to running pain-free ASAP. Email reception@octopusclinic.com or book online now.


Content of the Octopus Clinic Marathon Handbook

We have broken down the information into six monthly bites but the more you read the earlier on the less chance you will have of getting injured and the more chance you will have of enjoying your marathon training experience.


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Two months to go


One month to go


Get in touch

To find out more or to book an appointment please email reception@octopusclinic.com or call 02075838288.

We look forward to supporting you on your marathon journey. 

Lucy Macdonald and the Octopus Clinic Team




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