Training tips

Barnardo's Challenge Events participants warming up at a training day

Once you have signed up for a challenge event with the Barnardo's team, take a look at our training plans and start getting fit!

These training plans are meant as guides only and you should train using a plan that suits your fitness levels and ability. If in any doubt, consult your GP in advance.

Runs and marathons

Plan supplied by The Running Bug

Plans supplied by the 1983 London Marathon winner Mike Gratton

UK Challenges

Plan supplied by

Overseas Challenges

Plans supplied by

If you are concerned about your health you should talk to a doctor before starting to exercise. Do not exercise if you have any physical problems that might influence your ability to become more active. Stop exercising and call your doctor if you feel dizzy, nauseous, short of breath, or if you feel pain in your chest.