Running can be a fun, social activity that gets you fit, strong and healthy in the process. But like most sports and exercise, it does come with some risks, especially if you’re running solo or at night. There are a few precautions you can take to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable workout:
And here’s a list of some useful kit which can help you stay safe and comfortable on your runs:
How can I prevent running injuries?
You don’t want to catch the running bug, and then go and put a stop to your training because you’ve injured yourself. Running injuries are all too common, and sometimes unavoidable, but it’s useful to know how to prevent injury and what warning signs to look out for.
If you do start to experience any pain whilst exercising, you should stop and see a GP or physio as soon as possible.