Running in West Berkshire (Run Together)
Want to get active, but need some help getting started?
If you're new to running, or just out of practice, there are a number of free running groups especially for beginners in West Berkshire to help you get off on the right foot. These are organised in partnership with Run Together.
The weekly sessions are fun, friendly, and free of charge, taking place in parklands and open spaces. They're suitable for complete beginners or those who've been inactive for a while - you just need to wear some comfortable clothing and trainers to join in.
Qualified run leaders lead a short run and are on hand in each session to offer advice, support and feedback, helping you progress and adopt good technique. You can view a sample on the Run Together website.or find an up-to-date timetable and sign-up instructions
The sessions are a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and enjoy the outdoors whilst improving your fitness.
Run Together Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens at each session?
You will meet other runners at the designated meeting place. The Run Leader will do a warm up and then lead a group run.
I'm too slow to run, can I walk?
The Run Leader will plan the session around who has turned up and will make sure everyone is included.
Will I get left behind?
No, faster runners will run back and the Run Leader will ensure no one gets left behind.
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What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing and running trainers.
What should I bring?
It would be good to bring water, a towel and any protective clothing. It's also a good idea to wear hi-viz clothing if it's dark, especially in the winter.