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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

RunningForFun was formed to offer a unique reference point on running for fitness, health and fun.

RunningForFun gives beginners a guiding hand while offering useful advice to more experienced runners and even those intending to tackle a marathon. For those just starting out, the benefits of running are highlighted, as are details of warm-up exercises, different training routines and running etiquette. There is a guide to running footwear and a look at other basic equipment, such as pedometers and stop watches.

The site reveals what the best foods for runners are, and shows how to draw up an eating plan. It explains how to find a running partner and join a running club, and points out the dangers of taking on too much too soon. There is a section devoted to fitness equipment like treadmills, cross trainers and weights, and the pros and cons of joining a gym are discussed.

Different types of running are explored, including cross country and trail running, fell running and street running, and there is even advice for those keen to go on a running holiday. Running techniques are explained and common problems with technique revealed. There is a look at common running injuries – including shin splints – and how best to avoid them, as well as suggestions on where to find advice and help for running injuries

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

RunningForFun was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding RunningForFun and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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  • tina arthur
    Re: Joining a Running Club
    Hi Sue, I live in neath and I know it is a way from Swansea but I have set up my own running groups, one is couch to 5k which I undertake…
    17 April 2017
  • Jen
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Are there any groups running in swansea
    23 March 2017
  • Sue
    Re: Joining a Running Club
    Could you tell me if there are running clubs in Swansea for the over 50s please
    10 March 2017
  • RunningForFun
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Speedup - Your Question:Hi, is there a running group in Torquay please? If so, could you send me some details. Many thanks.<
    25 January 2017
  • Speedup
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Hi, is there a running group in Torquay please? If so, could you send me some details. Many thanks.
    24 January 2017
  • Rcl16
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Hi, I'm looking for a running club in Swansea. I've found that I am able to run further and push myself when I run with others. Do…
    7 September 2016
  • Fliss
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Hi, I'm looking for a beginnerso club in Paignton. Thanks
    28 August 2016
  • Janie
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Hi there Please could you let me have the contact details of the group in Swansea, South Wales, if there is one. Thanks Jane
    26 June 2016
  • Nix
    Re: The Women's Running Network
    Hi can you please tell me if there is a women's running club in Paignton for total beginners? Many thanks
    20 September 2015
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