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Official Gym Sponsor, Better, are here to help support your training needs for the 2024 Belfast City Marathon Events. 


Cross-training is a great way to enhance your total conditioning and running performance, supporting a sustainable, healthy, strong, and injury free running journey.

Swimming - swimming is a brilliant way to build aerobic endurance while having a low impact on your body.  It helps strengthen  muscles you don’t normally use and is a safe indoor activity for the colder months

Group Cycling/Spin - another low impact class that can help build aerobic strength.  A great motivator when you are finding it challenging to train

Yoga / Pilates - yoga and pilates can improve flexibility and decrease your risk of injury.  This activity builds core stabilising muscles which helps with power.  It can correct poor running form and improve muscular imbalances.

Park Runs - park runs are a great opportunity to build up race experience and becoming accustomed to running in a larger group and tracking times.

Support your MarathonTeam Relay and 8 Mile Walk training with a Better Health membership.  You'll have access to all 15 Better leisure centres and gyms across Belfast where you can swim, work out in the gym or take part in a variety of fitness classes.  You will also have a complimentary gym induction from a fitness instructor so you can maximise your work outs.  Simply download the Better UK app to access any sessions which must be pre booked.