The Vitality London 10,000 2021

Training Advice

Training for – and taking part in – the Vitality London 10,000 are brilliant ways to run for your head and your heart and Celebrate You.

A 10km race is a great distance for novices and seasoned runners alike. To help you to reach your target, whether you simply want to get round or you're aiming to set a new personal best, we recommend that you follow a training schedule, which will allow you to increase your fitness levels at a sensible and effective rate.

The sooner you can get into the habit of regular exercise, the sooner you will start to enjoy the benefits. If you have not done any exercise for a while, however, consult your doctor before you start training.

Check out the training plans below, plus our tips on nutrition, staying healthy and Race Day info, and you'll be armed with everything you need to know to put in a great performance at the race.

  • The Need For Speed
    If you're looking to run faster, Fartlek training sessions might be the answer...
  • Andy Vernon Q&A
    The 2015 London 10,000 champion offers his top tips for preparing for your big day
  • Hill running
    Running uphill is hard work but it can give a real boost to your training, here's what you need to know...
  • Treadmill Running
    Treadmills have some advantages over road running, and can form a key part of your training...