Beginner's running

Beginner's running

Running is a brilliant way to get fit in nature's free gym: the outdoors. Be warned, it's addictive. Here's how to assess your fitness, plan a run, take those all-important first steps, avoid injuries and more.

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How to prepare for a fun run

How to prepare for a fun run

by Dave Krangel

Fun runs can seem a little daunting to new participants, but they should be exactly what they say they are – fun! Here's how to make that happen.

Why to join a beginners running group

Why to join a beginners running group

by Hilda Coulsey

If you're thinking of joining a 0-5K group or club and want an idea of what's involved, then read on as Hilda Coulsey explains why it's the best way to get up and running.

Overcome your running fears

Overcome your running fears

by Becky Hodgson

It's natural to be nervous when taking up running, especially if you're looking to lose weight, but trainer Becky Hodgson shows you how to get over those fears.

Starting out in running

Starting out in running

by Mark Steinle

If you've made the decision, "I want to run", you may be wondering if there's anything more to it than dusting off your trainers. We explain all...

Assessing your fitness before starting to run

Assessing your fitness before starting to run

by Mark Steinle

Here's how to make a self-assessment of your fitness, so you can work out how much training to do in the initial stages of your running plan.

Planning a run

Planning a run

by Mark Steinle

Tips on when and where to run and route-planning.

Taking your first running steps

Taking your first running steps

by Becca Hayden

If you're just starting out in running then following these seven tips from athlete and personal trainer Becca Hayden will get you on the right track.

Staying motivated for beginners

Staying motivated for beginners

by Mark Steinle

Many new runners fall by the wayside once their initial burst of enthusiasm dwindles. If this happens, don't give up. There are ways to re-motivate yourself.

Cross training for beginner runners

Cross training for beginner runners

by Sarah Coope

Sarah Coope explains how replacing a few of your more gentle weekly runs with other exercise such as a gentle bike ride, long walk in the country or swim can enhance your running training.

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