Virgin London Marathon 2012 Guide

Welcome to The Running Bug's unofficial guide to the Virgin London Marathon 2012. Here you'll find event details, training guides and groups, discussion and news leading up to the world's greatest marathon.

Are you running in the London Marathon this year? Will you be watching? Are you an old hand and have run it before? Come and share your experience with the other Running Bug members now at the London Marathon Experience.

If you're hoping to run the Virgin London Marathon 2012 then the bad news is the ballot has closed; the good news is that there are still places available through a number of charities. Visit our Virgin London Marathon 2012 charity places page for more information

About the Virgin London Marathon 2012

Everything you need to know about the Virgin London Marathon 2012:


London Marathon Training Schedules & Advice

Running a marathon is a test of endurance and it takes time and commitment to prepare your body to run the 26.2 miles. If you're running the marathon then we have lots of information that will help you prepare for the race so you can achieve your goals, whether that be beating your personal best or simply getting round the course.

London Marathon Community

Sharing your goals and experiences are a big part of running the London Marathon.

  • The Training ForumDiscuss your training, share tips, talk about where to stay and upload your pictures in the Marathon forum.
  • Marathon training groupSet your training goals, share tips, discuss training. Make the most of the marathon.

  • Virgin London Marathon 2012 Virgin BlogRunning Bug blogger Sarah Lees is running the London Marathon for the first time next year. Follow her ups and downs as she prepares for the big day.