If you’ve never been big on running, you’ve probably never considered joining a club. Now may be the perfect time for a rethink your stance.
If you're training for a race, looking to improve technique or simply want to run off the problems of the day, running clubs offer a world of benefits.
Why?: If you’re worried whether you are ‘good enough’ or ‘ready’ to join a running club, the answer is yes. Surrounding yourself with experienced, enthusiastic people, you’re more likely to run long-term, instead of depending solely on your own motivation. Seeing what others who started off just like you have achieved will inspire you to keep training.
How It Works: Running clubs offer a social environment to help better your training . You can improve your running ability with a variety of different types of training road running to cross country, trail, off-road and fell running.
Benefits: Develop new friendships with people who share your passion for running and exercise, discover your competitive streak, a club helps you set targets and a boost in motivation. Exercise is medicine, running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers,and can vastly improves the quality of your emotional and mental life
Where you can give it a go.....
Red Rose Road Runners
Friendly and sociable running club based in Preston and the South Ribble areas. Main club nights main club training nights are Tuesday and Thursday
Preston Harriers Athletics Club
The athletics club has been running since 1881. Members are a mix of complete beginners to elite athletes, aged from eight to 90. Running and fitness nights on a Tuesday and Wednesday. http://www.prestonharriers.net
Garstang Running Club
Club nights on a Tuesday at 7pm and Sunday meeting at 8am from Garstang Sports and Social Club
Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club
BWFAC has a running beginners group for adults.
The group meets on Wednesday at the Sports Centre at Stanley Park Blackpool at 6.30 p.m