With over 150 weekly events across the UK, you are never far away from a parkrun!
parkrun organise free, weekly, timed runs which are open to everyone, safe and easy to take part in. The events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part. If you are interested in finding out where your nearest parkrun is (we bet it’s closer than you think!) then take a look at the excellent parkrun website where you can also sign up to run… it’s dead simple!
Run England running groups
If you struggle to get out of the door and go for a run on your own, a Run England running group might be just the ticket! There are thousands of groups in England lead by qualified run leaders catering for every ability from absolute beginner to competitive club runner. The Run England website allows you to search for your nearest group, so go on, what’s stopping you?!
Click the link below to download your beginners 5K run training plan, written specifically for the NHS Fun Triathlon by GB running legend Julian Goater. Julian was a member of the team that took gold medal at the World Cross Country Championships in 1979. In 1981 he won Gold in the National Cross Country Championships and then placed 4th at the World Championships. His Personal Best for 10K is 27.34 a time which still ranks among the top 10 UK times ever.
He has recently published the excellent book entitled ”The Art of Running Faster”.