The Perkins Great Eastern Run has teamed up with Liz and Martin Yelling to offer runners the best available advice to help them train for and complete this year's half marathon.
Olympian long distance runner, Liz, ran the 2011 Perkins Great Eastern Run and set a new course record for a female runner, completing the course in 72mins 14secs. All the training tips provided in this section have been compiled by Yelling Performance.
Yelling Performance has developed a world class reputation as an outstanding endurance performer. She competes in a variety of world class events across the world but is at the same time passionate about helping other people achieve their own health, lifestyle and performance goals.
Liz has written a coaching book for women runners (The Woman's Guide to Running, Hamlyn, 2006) and is a regular contributor to health, lifestyle and fitness magazines. She coaches runners of all abilities and has helped many runners, novice to elite, to achieve more in and through their running.
Liz's husband Martin has a background in sport, physical activity promotion and health education. He holds a BSc (Sports Science), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, (Physical Education) and a PhD. He has worked in the education departments at Loughborough University and DeMontfort University. Martin is a UKA level 3 endurance coach and REPS advanced instructor.
Martin is a regular writer and coach for running and triathlon magazines and websites including Running Fitness, Triathlon Plus, London Marathon News and Run247.com. He has worked with runners and tri-athletes at all levels from total novices who think they cannot do it (but actually can), to experienced campaigners and full time professionals.
His competitive running background includes representing England at road and cross country running, a AAA's medal over 1500m, a top ten finish in the National cross country, some sub 30min 10k performances and a half marathon of 66mins.
Martin believes there is a spark of greatness in everyone and that we can all be successful at something. With desire, passion, drive and sustained support and guidance everyone can achieve their dreams.