If you’re starting running, making sure you have the right kit doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Check out Aldi stores from time to time as they have a brilliant range of running gear at low prices as do many supermarkets. Don’t forget charity shops too and sports shops like Decathlon and Sports Direct are well worth a look.
Buying running shoes for the first time can be bamboozling but if you’re just starting out don’t get sucked into all the science talk about over and under pronation, just keep it simple! Choose something that feels comfortable to wear and costs less than £40. Just Moves runs and walks mostly on pavements so you need a road running shoe (an off-road shoe has a harder sole with ridges to stop you slipping on grass or trails but is not so comfortable on a hard pavement).
Here’s some info about what to expect on your first night at Just Move to make your experience with Just Move, Just brilliant :)
We meet in the hall of Cefnllys school at 6.45pm on Monday evenings. On the first night we advise you to come 15 minutes early so that we can say hello and women who haven’t registered on line can fill out a registration form.
There are toilets at the school and there’s plenty of parking but no changing rooms so come dressed for walking or running action! Leave valuables in your car and take your car key with you as we cannot guarantee your things will be safe while we’re out exercising.
When you arrive, go into the hall and we will direct you from there. Don’t forget to bring your £2 with you for each session!
Kelly Roberts is the former president of the “I Hate Running Club.” While struggling to grieve the loss of her brother and maintain a healthy body weight (after losing over 75 pounds), she thought, “What better way to run from my problems than to actually run from my problems?” Since those painful first runs, she’s conquered everything form marathons to 5Ks and hasn’t looked back.
I was never an athletic person and physical activity was a chore I dreaded. Becoming a runner is hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever done! (And my first marathon was pretty dreadful.) When I was first getting started I had no clue what I was doing. Like so many new runners, I scoured the internet hoping to find anything that would make running easier.
I learned a lot from the thousands of articles I read but I quickly found there was no better way to learn than to learn by doing. In the two and a half years since I started running and using Runkeeper, I’ve run three marathons, over a dozen half marathons...