Finding out more about running can seem like an uphill challenge at times. I’m keen to share a few great resources that have opened my eyes to so many possibilities.
Where to run ?
This website isn’t specifically for running but broadly speaking if you can walk it, you can run it. Tap the link http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/contentnew/walking-in-england and page down to your county, then page down again for all the routes.
Discover endless options of where to run from a mile up to marathons and beyond, there’s something for everyone.
Building up your local knowledge is a great way to broaden your horizons, literally and metaphorically. Discovering new routes keeps your running new and exciting.
Running Advice / deals
There’s a multitude of advice on the internet but one website combines great deals with great advice. The combination of running, training and trail hubs, plus lots more articles, means the Sports Shoe site is well worth a visit. I’ve bought numerous items from this site and incase you are wondering, no, I’m not sponsored by them !! https://www.sportsshoes.com/trail/trail-running/
The running channel covers a huge amount of running related topics to watch and learn from. The guys are knowledgeable and engaging. https://therunningchannel.com/
This 5K phenonium has become a Saturday morning ritual for many. This interactive map allows you to find which is nearest to you, when we are allowed to return, or maybe try some parkrun tourism by running one out of your local area. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/#geo=3.87/55.05/-2.95
Social Media – Running Community
I discovered ukrunchat within a day of joining twitter. Their website is full of useful information but were they excel is the interactive nature of both their weekly hour long twitter chats on Wednesday and Sunday from 8pm to 9pm. With different topics every time it’s great to share in everything the running community is talking about https://www.ukrunchat.co.uk/
So in summary, go explore, learn more and get outdoor.
Thanks for reading and stay safe – Roger