Blow Off The Cobwebs!

Womens Running

British Summertime officially draws to a close on Sunday 29 October when clocks go back one hour. That means it’s time to dig out your hats and gloves, and set new goals as winter approaches. Whether you’ve just got into running this year, or achieved a PB at a Great Run event, it’s time to look ahead and focus on your next challenge. We have something for everyone in 2018, so head to our events page and set your sights on that next event.

To keep you going until our 2018 event season kicks off in January, check out our tips to keep you running this Autumn.

  1. The evenings are getting darker earlier but that’s no reason to stop running. Don’t get spooked out by running alone – buddy up and head out on well-lit streets. 
  2. Make sure you glow in the dark! As it gets darker you need to be seen by others when out running. Invest in some fluorescent clothing with reflective strips. Check out Pro:Direct for the sports gear. Be seen, be safe.
  3. Get creative with the kids this Halloween and try trick or treating with a twist. With your little pumpkins in toe, set up your route around the block and try jogging between each street. Of course, fancy dress is a must, or you could even pretend a zombie’s after you!
  4. Get in the Halloween mood by compiling the ultimate All Hallows Eve playlist. Do your best moves to Thriller as you pound the pavements or use the Monster Mash to liven up your hill sprints.
  5. Time to dust off the cobwebs and get a new pair of trainers. If you’ve run hundreds of miles in your current pair, or they’re not quite supporting your feet anymore, put a spring in your step with a fresh pair of treads.
  6. If you’ve had a bad experience with running don’t let this put you off. Power through. Every run is different so don’t make excuses, put your running nightmares behind you!
  7. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. They’re the perfect food for athletes. Check out Go Faster Food’s scrumptious pumpkin pancake recipe here.
  8. Has running put a spell on you? If you’ve taken part in a running event and caught the bug, make sure you sign up to your next Great Run challenge so you have something to continue to aim for. Don’t let your rest period last too long!
  9. Don’t burn the candle at both ends. Check out Johnny’s top tips on how to fit exercise into your busy schedule.
  10. Scared of spiders? Don’t worry, one of the fastest spiders is the giant house spider which can reach speeds of 1.73 feet per second. That’s only about 1 mile per hour. You could definitely out run that!

If you’re feeling inspired to take part in a running event with us next year, you can visit our Events page here.



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