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Beginners Running Training

All the best running tips and advice for beginners, including how to choose the right running shoes; couch to 5k training plans, and friendly beginners running forums where you can chat with other new bugs! 


Beginner's Guide

Start running today with The Running Bug. Our beginners guides will give you all the information you need to start running safely and enjoyably.


Beginner's Guide to Running

Everything you need to know to start running, tips and advice.


Beginners Running Forum
Done it....
At the age of 46 and 1.5 stone overweight I went out...
Minimalist shoes causing shin splints?
Please help me somebody. Four weeks ago I changed to...
Treadmill Question
Do the majority of treadmills in UK gyms display speed...
Hip pain, diet or shoes?
Hi! I've been running for a few months now averaging...
Would new trainers make all the difference? And other injury related...
Hi all. This is a bit similar to another post started...
5K Training Plans

If you're running a 5k race then follow our 5k training plans.


Couch to 5k - Beginners 5K Training Plan

If you're new to running then follow this plan as a way to start running or build up to your first 5k.


Intermediate 5k training plan

Intermediate 5k training plan

Us this plan if you can run 5k and are looking to improve your speed.


Advanced 5k training plan

Advanced 5k training plan

For experienced 5k runners looking to break their PB or think about moving to 10k.

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