How to become a runner: top tips from a gold medallist

Could you make your New Year’s resolution to become a runner? Surely there’s no better time than the New Year to begin or revive your athletics career. Making progress at running is not something that can be achieved in a few afternoons because the physical and/or mental changes that will be needed when becoming a runner cannot be rushed. Commit to a steady plan to last at least two months recommended by Olympic champion Frank Shorter.

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Do you know your local parkrun?

If you enjoy running have you discovered parkrun? It is a great organisation that arranges weekly, 5km timed runs in parkland all over the world. These parkruns are free to enter and open to everyone who wants to join in. They are another example of how running creates its own popularity.. These events take place in relaxing parkland surroundings where people of every ability are welcomed to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to seasoned runner, and from juniors to Olympians.

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