Comfy clothes, comfy shoes, and a head torch if it’s dark!
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 muscles and joints. If you decide to stick with running after your tasters 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, 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. There is water available at the Sports Club when the run is over, and we have a honesty box for tea and coffee (20p a drink!).
What About Technology?
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 app to download is Strava, it’s free and gives you loads of data and we use it for our monthly competitions. We also have a free group you can join here – Llangollen 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!
Come along and give it a try, you have nothing to lose but so much to gain!