Two friends get excited to run for Sparks

Training hub

Welcome to our training hub! The training hub will help you whatever challenge you’re taking on. The challenge team has a wealth of advice to help you. You can download training guides and other hints and tips below. If you have questions on any element of your training, email the Challenge team who will be very happy to help.

James and Susie running the 2015 London MarathonRunning

Running any kind of distance whether it’s a marathon or a 5K can be a daunting prospect and if you’re not sure what a race day is like, it’s easy to feel nervous. Our experienced challenge team have put together training guides, hints and tips to make sure you get the most out of your training and on the day.


Three cyclists taking part in the Sparks Matt Dawson bike rideCycling

Cycling is a fantastic way to get outside, enjoy your surroundings and keep fit. Whilst a leisurely 25 miles suits most people, a 100 mile charity challenge might be a little out of your comfort zone. With the right help and advice though, it really is achievable!


Sparks runner jumping over fire at obstacle raceObstacle Course Racing

Obstacle Course Races are becoming hugely popular and we are aware they can be very challenging; however they’re a great way to test yourself, have a laugh with friends and, of course, raise money for Sparks.