What Do You Need?
All you need to get started on your first run, is comfortable clothes suitable for whatever weather is outside. Typically this is leggings or jogging bottoms, with a tshirt or sports vest. If it’s cold then a hoodie or sweatshirt, and if it’s windy or rainy then a lightweight waterproof coat is super important. You’ll need trainers, whatever you have lying around will be fine to get started with on your first session if you take it easy, however the more running you do you’ll find that if the shoes are old or ill-fitting they can affect your feet, knees and muscles. If you decide to stick with us after your free runs are finished it’s highly recommended getting your gait checked and buying new running shoes that are going to be best for your body and stride to prevent injury.
You can also bring a water bottle, the interval sessions often have room for you to leave your water around for when you loop back. However be aware we may be running a route and you will have to carry it with you so you may want a small bottle for ease of carrying.
Your phone is useful for bringing with you, there are also lots of run apps to log your speed and route through GPS which will give you calorie counters and encouragement when you see progress. A great tool to download is an app called Strava, it’s free and gives you loads of data, we also have a free group you can join here – Llangollen Ladies Strava Group.
Nervous about your first run? We all were! But if you read our “What Happens” page we will hopefully put your mind at ease!