Training Articles

Use these articles and training guides by Michael Jacques to help you achieve your potential. Michael has been coaching endurance sports for 20 years. Athletes he coaches include rookies right through to world champions. Whether you're looking for personal bests, podium placings or simply to survive your first fun run, Michael can help.... Click Here to Email Him.

So You Want To Run A Marathon

Something For Beginners

Kids' Mara'Fun Training

Nutrition with Emily Miazga

Tips for Race Day

Pace Guide



Bevan James Eyles

Join a fun team environment designed to deliver your best run come race day. Bevan James Eyles and his team of coaches have trained hundreds of people for this event. Their team training helps you grow, is fun, has amazing support, education and so much more.

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Your "Complete Performance"

The guys and girls at Complete Performances help hundreds of runners achieve their Christchurch Marathon goals. They help you become fitter, stronger, faster and equip you with a great race plan... So, on race day you can be Awesome!

Complete Performance also organise our Pace Teams on race day, so it's worth getting to know them.

Useful Links

15k Road Race

Runners World Magazine

Athletics Canterbury

Complete Performance