Run Wales


This week it’s Men’s Health week and we’ve been catching up with runners and leaders and finding out why running is important to them and the impact it has on the running community. Up first we see how Jonathan from Just Run Penybont started a men’s only session to create a space for them to […]

Run Up The Valley Virtual Run

In association with Landscapes of Faith we are proud to be launching our very first, bespoke virtual run. ‘Run Up the Valley’ is a virtual, fun run that hopes to encompass history, landscapes and social running in one small package. Celebrating the legend of Tydfil, who was the late daughter of King Brychan, participants will […]


With less than a week to go, it is an exciting time for groups and clubs across Wales. The Welsh Government announcement on Friday 14th May means that social running groups and run leaders across Wales can now plan for a return to larger group training from Monday 17th May 2021. Since Saturday 13th March […]

New Run Leader Refresher Workshop

Welsh Athletics and Run Wales is committed to supporting existing leaders to continue to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence when delivering session in their running clubs and groups. In an unprecedented year of groups not being able to run together due to Covid restrictions, and leaders not having the opportunity to practically embed their […]

Our Groups are back!

We were absolutely delighted that the date for groups to return to running was reinstated to begin at the end of April, it’s been great to see so many of you back together. Here are a few pictures and comments of groups from across Wales who have restarted group activity. Please keep sending in your […]

#Unite Network Workshop Series Launch

In March 2021, to celebrate female coaches and leaders in our Sport in Wales, Welsh Athletics launched a positive action movement to champion and encourage more female coaches to get involved in coaching, and progress on their coaching journeys in Athletics. Currently we have 15 female coach ambassadors receiving mentoring support from our cohort of  […]

Top Tips for Runners

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced runner there are lots of tips that we pick up along our running journey and one thing is for sure, you never stop learning. Disclaimer – These are in no particular order and are as guidance only. Plan and prepare – There’s nothing worse then getting […]

Its not ok for anyone to fear exercising on the streets

In 2015, the Run Wales Social Running Programme was launched by Welsh Athletics – one of main objectives was to support growth in female running across Wales. Since this time, we have seen huge growth in the number of females who use running as a method of improving their physical and mental wellbeing. We now […]

Be safe in the countryside

We featured a workshop during our #Unite Run Wales Festival about getting off the roads and enjoying trail running, but did you know that there are some rules and guidance that we need to follow to ensure we’re safe and respect the countryside. We’ve teamed up with Natural Resources Wales to bring you some advice […]

Celebrating Female Coaching

In conjunction with this year’s International Women’s Day, Welsh Athletics has announced the launch of the #Unite Female Coaching Initiative. This positive action movement is aimed at; Celebrating the achievements of our female coach and leader community. Encouraging and supporting more female coaches to not only get involved in coaching but to progress on their […]