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The St Mary’s EPACC provides an endurance running programme and an environment that is known internationally as one of the best training setups in the world. Established in partnership with the Virgin London Marathon, the EPACC has the following mission:

To provide an endurance performance environment that supports, challenges and develops elite runners, inspires beginners, fosters and tests talent and promotes excellence in the coaches who work with them.

St Mary’s provides a perfect environment for all standards of runner. Dedicated on-site accommodation, the Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track, a modern strength and conditioning facility and extensive running in nearby Bushy and Richmond Parks. Alongside this runners can access world-class coaching and support services; expertise that has been developed since the programme started in 2001.

Whether you are a runner looking to combine academic study with athletic development or you are a full-time athlete, the St Mary’s EPACC provides an exceptional and unparalleled experience. Come and be part of a world-class running setup that can help you realise your full potential.

Over the past decade St Mary’s has developed a growing reputation as one of the country’s top endurance venues with athletes such as Mo Farah, Andy Vernon and Beth Potter along with groups from Kenya, Australia, New Zealand and the US choosing to base themselves in the area.