Running in West Berkshire (RunTogether)
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 running groups especially for beginners in West Berkshire to help you get off on the right foot. These are organised in partnership with RunTogether.
The weekly sessions on offer 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 and help you progress whilst helping you adopt the best technique for success.
The sessions are a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and enjoy the outdoors whilst improving your fitness. Running can help you lose weight as part of a healthy eating programme - our Eat 4 Health page has further details of free weight management programmes in West Berkshire.
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to organise your own sessions, please contact the Physical Activity Coordinator.
Frequently Asked Questions
|What happens at each session?||You will meet other runners at the designated meeting place. The volunteer running coach 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.|
|Are you on Facebook?||Yes - RunTogether West Berkshire|
|What do I need to wear?||Comfortable clothing, running trainers|
|What do I need to bring?||Water, a towel, protective clothing, hi-viz in winter.|