Running can be used as part of your personal training programme, indoors on the treadmill at home or in the gym, or there are lots of wonderful routes to run outdoors.
Join Run Together, the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running. Membership is FREE and benefits include:
£15 Sweatshop running shoe voucher
Up to 25% discounts on running gear
Support from other members and registered running groups
Regular e-runners newsletter - advice, tips and info
Training for running group leaders, free group insurance, support and promotion
Why not map out your next run on www.mapometer.com
Have you tried a Parkrun? They offer weekly, 5km, timed free runs open to all ages and abilities, all around the country. Our local parkrun is at Ashton Court Bristol on Saturday mornings at 9am. All parkruns are free but you must register in advance online. Once registered with parkrun, you can participate in any of their events at any time without letting them know that you are coming. If you want to be a parkrunner, you will need to register once only. Help us to help you. All the events are free and organised by volunteers. Visit the Parkrun website today to register and get your barcode.
How running with The Body Works helped a mum get her self esteem back
"I am totally amazed, I just cannot believe that I just ran a half marathon!! There is no way I would have done that without Emma. Trying to get back to fitness and shape after my 3 children was difficult, almost impossible to achieve myself. Not only due to lack of time and inclination but also due to a low body image and self esteem. Emma has come into my life and primarily given me the self belief and desire to do this for myself. Emma totally understands the need to fit sessions into a busy home life, and has helped me to improve my diet, prioritise exercise and actually enjoy it. She has encouraged, praised, and trained me so brilliantly, and to achieve the half marathon with my 3 small children cheering me was the most amazing feeling ever. I can't imagine life without Emma a part of it now! She is brilliant !"
Tamara Reed, Axbridge