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Welcome to Recreational Running.
Our Recreational Running web site is currently being developed and content will be added on a regular basis. You might be just thinking about becoming a bit more active. Or you may be an experienced runner looking to go for your latest challenge. Our objective is to become a comprehensive and dependable resource for all "improvers" & non-elite athletes
What's Recreational Running? Well, everyone will have their own idea of what it means. To some, it' a runner who does maybe one or two runs a week - nothing adventurous or vigorous; just enough for it to be pleasurable.
Others might think they're a recreational runner because they're a bit faster than jogging, maybe do a parkrun each week plus a couple more 5k runs around their locality. Then there's the runner that goes to a club to meet others with the same interest, maybe enter a few local events, but they don't consider themselves an "athlete" - just a recreational runner. Others want to be better runners - to run faster, further and stronger. Maybe try a marathon (or a half). Perhaps tempted by the thought of an Ultra - but their running hasn't consumed their life.
In our view, nearly every runner goes out and runs for the pleasure of the activity. They know they're unlikely to win an international race or get to the Olympics. They might have a sneaking desire to win their age category in a smaller event; maybe even get on the overall podium. But an elite athlete ... not really.
So these are all Recreational Runners. From the very beginner getting off their couch to the local speedsters. All of us running because we enjoy it. Running for our health and well-being. Not running because we have to. ... but because we can!