Running gives us freedom from our everyday lives, whether we are at work or in education it feels great to grab a pair of trainers and get out the door to go for a run.
Meeting friends, club mates or running solo provides us all with the buzz to say ‘we’ve done it’. We’ve completed a run, whether it be round the block, an intense track session, 5km park run or a 10km race. Even a half marathon or marathon, all of us start by getting on our running trainers and heading out. Often in all weathers, sun, rain, wind or snow after a while us hardened souls get out regardless of what is thrown at us.
Completing training sessions, running a personal best time or indeed completing a distance for the very first time can all be individual achievements to be proud of. Sharing these running experiences within a running community is a big part of the enjoyment we all get from both training and racing.