Run Wales

The Group Running Pack

Running is often seen as a solo sport, but more and more we’re seeing people coming together and enjoying running in a social environment with friends, colleagues or just in the community. The aim of this booklet is to inspire, support and equip you with everything you need to know about establishing your own running group.

In it you’ll find chapters on the following;

  • Inspiring others to run – how to set up a social running group
  • Top tips for seasonal running – group running in the summer and winter
  • Guide to running kit/apparel – how to make sure you’re buying the right gear
  • Posture tips and running styleguide – become a better runner
  • Eat to run, run to eat – useful advice to share with your group
  • Rest and recovery – the importance of rest and recovery

In addition to downloadable training programmes – 5K, 10K, Half Marathon distance guides and other invaluable resources required to help you

To help you plan your sessions here's a handy checklist to get you started (Word version available below), you can open this on your phone as a prompt. Run Leader Checklist