How about a guaranteed marathon finish?

Cross the Marathon Finish Line in Style

Runner friendly training programs and support for individuals, partners and groups. Our proven success formula enables new, intermediate and experienced marathoners to achieve their goals.

Crossing the Finish Line is the prime goal for marathon runners. Our marathon training programs have a proven track record in getting you to the finish line. That is why we guarantee them. Having run almost 100 marathons/ultra-marathons and numerous 5k, 10k and 21k events side-by-side we understand that sometimes work, family or a dreaded injury prevents you making it to the starting line. We deal with that too with our unique Pay it Forward Guarantee which enables you to restart your training without penalty if you need to reschedule your race.

Achieve Your Marathon Success By Taking Advantage of:

  • Daily and Weekly Training Schedules;
  • 17 Week Training Diary;
  • Time Goals and “To Finish” Programs;
  • Extensive Pre-training Preparation;
  • Run, Run/Walk and Walk Options Available;
  • Run Education including Video, Audio and PDF Articles;
  • FAQs and Q and A Sessions;
  • Weekly Training Review;
  • Runners Forum;
  • Runners Chat;
  • Partnerunner Magazine Subscription;
  • A Choice of 4 Levels of Training Programs To Best Suit Your Needs; and,
  • Access to Couple on the Run, Sue and Andrew O’Brien For Questions, Advice and Support.
“Couple on the Run and Partnerunning are inspiring and ignited a flame in me to complete my first marathon.”
Virginia Browne, Personal Trainer and New Mother, Melbourne

Doing the training is one thing and most programs tell you what to do and when. At the Partnerunning Academy we realise there is more to it. As your Virtual Training Partner we help you:

  1. Clarify your vision, goals and motivation;
  2. Implement the discipline required to succeed and overcome;
  3. Choose the time and other goals that are right for you;
  4. Minimise the risk of  injury;
  5. Deal with race entry and logistics;
  6. Plan your race strategy;
  7. Taper and prepare to perform at your best;
  8. Solve equipment problems;
  9. Rest easy with answers to all your questions;
  10. Learn about running and life ; and,
  11. Develop a lifelong love of running, fitness and success.
“Partnerunning will enhance the lives of people around the world as Couple on the Run provide tips and insights to enable people to move from inspiration to action.”
Jeff Galloway, US Olympian and Best Selling Running Author

Your Marathon Success starts with an introduction to running and determining the right marathon goal time training for you. Your Marathon Training Program involves 16 weeks training. We then conclude the program by reviewing your achievements and identifying your next challenge.

Choose the Program that meets your needs and suits your budget.

  • Platinum  with weekly private coaching conversation, 1 Hour Pre-training consultation and access for two people.
  • Gold with monthly private coaching conversation. 30 minute Pre-training consultation and signed copy of Couple on the Run.
  • Silver with regular group webinars and private forum.
  • Bronze for those seeking online support.

The Weekly Review is a key aspect of your training success. By completing a brief  on-line review you stay on track and maintain focus on your success. It also makes it easy to ask any questions you have.

“The only thing we enjoy more than travelling the world to run is coaching, mentoring and inspiring others to do it as they enjoy their running, achieve their goals and improve their relationships.”
Sue and Andrew O'Brien, Partnerunning Founders
Cross The Line Guarantee

  1. Follow the Program
  2. Do the weekly review
  3. Start Your event
  4. Cross the Finish Line, or:
  • Repeat the program for free; or,
  • Receive your money back

How does The Partnerunning Academy Marathon Training work?

1. Sign up any time prior to  16 weeks before your event.

2. Choose your training goals including time or finish goal.

3. Enjoy access to…

  • Everything you need to train for your marathon success;
  • Weekly updates;
  • Cross The Finish Line Guarantee;
  • Pay it Forward Guarantee;
  • Your questions answered through out the program;
  • Program Options to suit your needs and budget; and,
  • Bonuses, Tools, Check-lists and More.
Choose Your Marathon Training Option
Cost Per Day$19.63$4.83$1.55$0.89 cents
Monthly Fee$597$147$47$27
Pre-training Material
Weeks Training16161616
Weekly Training Plan
Weekly Training Diary
Weekly Review
Educational Materials
Silver Forum
Group Webinars / Q & A
Gold Forum
Platinum Forum
Community MembershipExecutiveComradePartnerMember
Individual Pre-training Consult60 Minute30 Minute
Individual Training Review30 Minute Weekly30 Minute Monthly
Post Race Review60 Mins Private30 Mins PrivateGroup Webinar
Individual or Couple/PartnerCoupleIndividualIndividualIndividual
Private Taper Consultation30 Mins Each
Personal Hotline AccessSkype / Email
5 Bonus Coaching Sessions5 x 30 Minutes
Private Training OptionsOptional Extra
Event "Run With" OptionOptional Extra
Additional Coaching SessionsOptional ExtraOptional ExtraOptional ExtraOptional Extra
Partnerunner Mag Subscription24 Months12 Months6 Months3 Months
Signed "Couple on the Run"
Gift CertificatesAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Up Front FeeAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Single Up Front PaymentFrom $2,147$527$167$97
Monthly PaymentAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Number of Monthly Payments4444
Cost Per Day$19.63$4.83$1.55$0.89 cents
Monthly FeeFrom $597$147$47$27
Pay it Forward Guarantee
If you start a Partnerunning Program but can’t make the starting line you can Pay it Forward.

Can’t make the start line?….  ….We know what that is like (it usually sucks).

Reasons to Pay it Forward include:

  • Injury;
  • Family or Family commitments;
  • Change of Plans;
  • A Better Race Comes Along; and,
  • Any Reason You like.


If you need to Pay it Forward:

1. Complete your training and weekly review;

2. Notify us as soon as you know you won’t be starting the race you are training for;

3. Let us know when you are ready to restart training for your next event;

4. Start your program again from  the beginning of the program;

5. You only pay for one program, regardless of when you  change events.

Never worry about wasting your training money again!
Your Partnerunning Trainers , Educators and Coaches


COV-Couple on the Run-PRINT v2 - front

Sue and Andrew Together

  • 80+ Marathons side-by-side
  • Back to Back Comrades Marathons
  • Back to Back Oxfam 100km
  • Numerous 21k, 10k and 5k finishes

Sue O’Brien

  • Australian Triathlon Representative
  • 30 Years Fitness Professional and Coach
  • Run, Cycle and Yoga Instructor

Andrew O’Brien

  • Doctorate in Vision, Strategy and Partnerships
  • 25 Years Executive Leadership and Mentoring
  • Ideas Commercialisation Specialist

The Bronze Marathon Training Option

Your Entry Level Program For Do It Yourself Marathon Success.

Highlights include:

  • 100% On-line Coaching;
  • Week-by-week Training Program;
  • On-line Run Education;
  • Access to Forums, Chat and On-line Q & A; and,
  • Bonuses, Tools, Check-lists and More.

4 Monthly Payments of $27 or One Single Payment of  $97.

The Silver Marathon Training Option

Great Value For Those Wanting Access to Live Coaching.

Highlights include:

  • Access to Live Education Sessions;
  • Question and Answer Webinars;
  • Special Silver Program Forum;
  • All Bronze Package Items; and,
  • Bonuses, Tools, Check-lists and More.

4 Monthly Payments of $47 or One Single Payment of  $167.

The Gold Marathon Training Option

For Those Looking For Results With One-To-One Coaching.

Limited places are available and this package is not on sale all year round.

Highlights include:

  • 30 Minute Pre-training Consultation;
  • Monthly Coaching Review;
  • Exclusive Gold Members Forum;
  • Gold Member Hotline;
  • Access to all Silver Package Items;
  • Bonuses, Tools, Check-lists and More.

4 Monthly Payments of $147 or One Single Payment of  $527.

The Platinum Marathon Training Option

The Premium Program With Exclusive Coaching From Sue and Andrew.

Only a few places are available at a time. Contact us early to confirm availability.

Highlights include:

  • Training for Two People – Couples and/or Running Partners;
  • 60 Minute Pre-Training Consultation;
  • Weekly Coaching Review;
  • Personal Taper Consultation;
  • Platinum Hotline Access;
  • Access to Platinum Only Services.
  • Access to All Gold Package Items

4 Monthly Payments of $597 or One Single Payment of  $$2,147.

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