At Marathon Handbook, we’re dedicated to ensuring that our readers receive the most accurate, up-to-date, and helpful information related to running.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how we maintain our high editorial standards:
1. Expertise at the Forefront
Every writer who contributes to our platform is not just a passionate runner and health practitioner, but also certified in their specific field of expertise.
This ensures that the information you read comes from a place of both passion and professional knowledge.
All of our running writers are certified running coaches, and many are decorated runners and ultrarunners.
2. In-Depth Research To Find The Truth
Even with their expertise, our writers conduct thorough research for every article.
They delve into recent studies, consult with fellow experts, and sometimes test out theories in the field. This rigorous research ensures that our articles are both current and relevant.
We’ve got access to some of the top athletes and researchers in the world, and work with them to improve the quality of the information in our guides.
3. Crafting Our Guides
Once research is complete, our writers craft articles that are reader-friendly, engaging, and informative.
While our primary focus is on accuracy, we also work hard to present information in a way that’s accessible to everyone, from novices to marathon veterans.
Think we’ve missed the mark? We review every comment our readers leave, and often use them to give a writer feedback to further improve a guide.
4. Independent Expert Review and Verification
After a guide is written, it’s handed over to a senior, certified reviewer from our team.
This reviewer independently verifies all the facts and information in the article.
They check out all the information is legit, cross-check references, ensure that the recommendations align with current best practices, and validate that the article meets our high standards.
We have an editorial calendar which includes a review of each piece of content, at least once a year.
5. Feedback and Revision
Post-review, the article returns to the original writer with feedback from the reviewer.
This collaborative process ensures that any potential oversights are addressed and rectified. It also means our writers are continually leveling up as they get feedback they can incorporate next time.
Often, articles go through multiple rounds of revisions to ensure they are the best they can be.
Feedback is an integral part of every single article we write. This helps each writer get better, and ensures a consistent voice and editorial approach across our site.
6. Final Approval
Only after the reviewer is satisfied with the accuracy and quality of the article, and all feedback has been incorporated, is the article approved for publication.
7. Continuous Updates
The world of health and fitness is dynamic, with new research and findings emerging regularly.
When you think about the evolving viewpoints on subjects like HIIT and barefoot running, you can see how a piece of good advice can quickly become outdated.
We are committed to staying updated. If new information comes to light that impacts one of our published articles, we make it a priority to update the piece, ensuring you always have the most recent and reliable information.
Your trust is paramount to us. Through this rigorous editorial process, we aim to ensure that every piece of content you read on our platform is trustworthy, accurate, and beneficial for your running journey. Your health and fitness are our top priority, and we’re honored to be part of your running adventure.