Dublin  Marathon

Excited, nervous and not sure how to train? Don't worry - we can help. 

From 10k to Race Day

We want you to enjoy the training as much as the big day out. So we help you make the most of each week of training so you arrive at Dublin Marathon excited, fully prepared and confident. 

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"Reaching the finish line was one of the most empowering moments of my life. Thanks for all your weekly videos, tips, vast experience and advice.Your calmness and reassurance were second to none." - Ciara. 
Running Coach Mary Jennings

Your Coach - Mary Jennings  

2024 will be my 13th year guiding runners all the way from 10k to the finish line of their Dublin marathon. 

With more than 45 marathons and ultramarathons behind me, I want to share all I've learnt in running but also in coaching with you.

Running Coach Mary Jennings

In It Together

We are all in this together, wherever we may live and run our miles. Runners who have completed this programme in the past have enjoyed the camaraderie and support as much as the coaching. It is so motivating to have other people on our side, who understand the challenges and joys of training for long distance.

Train from Anywhere

As all the training is delivered virtually, week by week, so you can join us from anywhere in the world.

If you do live in Dublin, you will have added options to meet for long runs as the mileage increases, but this is completely optional. You don't need to join any live events, everything will be recorded so you can watch in your own time. You will be guided step by step from 10k to the finish line.

Running Coach Mary Jennings
Your Coach, Mary Jennings

2024 will be my 13th year of guiding runners all the way from 10k to the finish line of their Dublin marathon.

With more than 45 marathons and ultramarathons behind me, I’ve made all the mistakes myself and seen it all over the year. Join me and my team of coaches as we guide you every step of the way. 

 

Running Coach Mary Jennings

In It Together!

 

Runners who have completed this programme in the past have enjoyed the camaraderie and support as much as the coaching. We are all in this together, wherever we may live and run our miles. It is so motivating to have other people on our side, who understand the challenges and joys of training for long distance.

Train from Anywhere

As all the training is delivered virtually, week by week, so you can join us from anywhere in the world.

If you do live in Dublin, you will have added options to meet for long runs as the mileage increases, but this is completely optional. You don't need to join any live events, everything will be recorded so you can watch in your own time. You will be guided step by step from 10k to the finish line.

"I have no idea how you manage to pack that much information and education into your videos and documents and yet it never overwhelmed, it was just the right information at the right time.
You do such an amazing job - you deserve a medal! "

Are we the right fit?  

 

If you can run 10k comfortably by spring 2024 and are injury free, you are in a great position to start our programme.

Most of our runners will focus on completing the marathon injury free and comfortable. Everyone is welcome, it is a non- competitive environment and we don’t focus too much on the time on the clock. Getting around  the course in one piece (with a smile on their face) is the main goal of most of our runners.

Most of our runners in our group are female, but we do occasionally have a few male runners in our marathon programmes. If your main marathon goal is a particular time target (especially if sub 3.30), we are not the right group for you. Most of our marathon community will be running the marathon in 4 hours to 5.5 hours. 

Sounds Good to Me!

Choose your group 

(starting 1st July 2024) 

The groups start separately but merge as time goes on
Forget The Gym runners smiling and waving

First Time Marathon Runner

You are comfortable running 10k and ready (but nervous) to take on the marathon

Runners warming up before a run with Mary Jennings

Improvers - 2nd Marathon or More

You have been there before but feel you could do better with support, guidance and camaraderie. 

Each Programme includes

  • Weekly videos, training notes and tips
  • Personalised training plans and feedback
  • Online support and guidance from Mary
  • Private Forum for chats and advice
  • Option to meet for long runs
  • A few nice surprises along the way!
  • Running technique workshop
  • Foam roller workshop
  • A community of like-minded runners
  • Race Day Support (end October)

HUGE Bonus – You get access to our FULL membership area for duration of Dublin marathon training which includes all our online yoga, mobility and strength classes, private podcast, injury prevention resources, ask-a-coach hotline and lots more. 

"To the people joining this group all I can say is enjoy, believe and trust. I completed my first marathon under the guidance of Mary. I could not speak highly enough of the journey on every level."

Don't train on your own

Come join us and share the miles, memories and motivation. Even if you don't live anywhere near Dublin you can join us. We have runners from all over Ireland (and beyond). Most of what we do is virtual and you can follow along the weekly lessons at your own pace.

Join the waiting list

Get notified when Marathon 24 Coaching opens for booking. Throughout spring 2024 I will send monthly emails to all on this list answersing questionsand showing you what you can do now to help get ready for the summer! 

Woman running the Dublin marathon with ForgetTheGym
Mary Jennings and an older woman running the Dublin marathon
Woman finishing the Dublin marathon after doing ForgetTheGym Marathon Programme
Man finishing the Dublin marathon with ForgetTheGym
Woman finishing the Dublin marathon with ForgetTheGym