And in terms of motivation to get through the winter months, that might just be a deciding factor when you're hovering, in two minds with your trainers in hand, wondering whether you should brave the chill night air or not!
I had to get inspired. I had to want to run. I asked successful runners for advice and a couple of friends told me to read a book. It seemed like strange advice, but it was worth a try. The next day I bought Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
These days it seems everyone is a budding Mo Farah undertaking 12 week training plans, quaffing down lean protein shakes and booking sessions in a cryotherapy chamber. Is running becoming elitist or just more of a social pastime?
The Problem? You've started running but there's a problem, if the music's too fast then you end up running too quickly, ruining
Prime Minister David Cameron gave up his regular morning jog because of the toxic smog that has descended on the capital
With the London Marathon just over a month away, both newbies and veterans are wondering how they can become better runners
"It's the perfect texture for running," says Chelsea here - who was stopped by a news crew in Portland, Oregon, to talk about
I eat well, keep the unhealthy stuff to a minimum and exercise regularly. In fact, I'll say with confidence that I run at least three or four times a week, covering a couple of 5km runs during the week and longer ones at the weekends, when time permits. Therefore, as a dedicated runner, a recent study caught my attention, claiming that joggers live on average six years longer than non-joggers.
If an alien had asked me why all these people had chosen to get up early on a Sunday morning and run 13.1 miles for fun, I would have appreciated their confusion. So why did over 30,000 of us - many paying for the pleasure - turn up at the same time to run in what was effectively a big circle?
Breast cancer isn't just the disease of a 'friend of a friend' or a 'cousins friend' or even of a distant relative once removed. We're surrounded by people and their families who are affected by it. Real people, with real bodies and feelings and emotions that will change forever following their treatment.
Endurance sports have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with the New Year once again upon us, we can look forward to further growth as a new contingent of enthusiasts aim to bypass the fads and make firm resolutions; to pound the pavements.
The woods are amazingly beautiful in autumn. So quiet, so gentle. Decay and approaching death have taken hold of the forest, but it is not scary or ugly, on the contrary, it's hypnotically beautiful, it lets the spirit lay at rest.
When six-month pregnant Jenny Wright was called a ‘selfish cow’ while out for a run in Leeds’ Roundhay Park, she assumed
Jogging for as little as an hour a week can put years on your life, new research has shown. Regular running increases the
A man died after collapsing at the finishing line of the Reading Half Marathon, its organisers said. The unnamed runner, aged
I thought I would have nothing important to moan about from the weekend; evidently I thought wrong.
A little while later, breakfast digested, I was jogging along the wide promenade that runs the entire length of the beach
If you thought it was genetics alone that gave Pippa Middleton that bum, think again. Ms Middleton hit the streets of the