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Getting started with running

Are you looking to start running? Not sure how to start?

Our top tips

Look good, feel great

Look good, feel great

You don't need special, expensive clothes or shoes to start running you just need to wear something light and comfortable.Get running shoes that are comfortable for you - no need for any foot assessments when starting out.

Eat well, drink well

Eat well, drink well

Energy gels are fine, but so are bananas!Eat well an hour before running (fruit, malt loaf, oats).Water is needed, but not gallons. A glass before you run and after is fine.

Warm up nice & easy

Warm up nice & easy

You don't need to do anything hard or special to warm up - just set off walking until you are ready to run. Easing into your run will help you feel more comfortable and reduce injuries.

Run 4 Fun

Run 4 Fun

Any exercise you do should be enjoyable! Don't feel like you have to struggle and strain all the time. Run a bit, walk a bit. Listen to your body. The more you do the fitter and stronger you will become.