Increasing your physical activity has many benefits.
It will improve the functionality of your heart and
lungs, help to reduce blood pressure, contribute to
reducing cholesterol, body fat and stress levels.
Some people will argue that running is bad for their
joints and bones. However, the process of
jogging/running causes the body to increase bone density
in the legs, which will help to fend off osteoporosis (
brittle bones ) in later life. There is no evidence to
suggest that people who run frequently are at more risk
of osteoarthritis in the knee. Regular activity helps to
maintain muscle strength and joint mobility in
Also you may experience improvements in your
muscle tone and mental well being, leading to an
improvement in your self esteem.
If you think that recreational running is for you,
before you start you should :-
If you'd like to
join us from what you have read so far, you should
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check with your medical
professional that you are fit to partake in this
type of activity.
- Obtain professional guidance on
any existing or family history health issues.
- Buy some good running shoes from
a specialist shop where your feet can be properly
measured, your gait analysed and you have a choice
of make and price.
- Start a walk/run programme to
enable your body to adapt to the increased activity. The NHS "Couch to 5K " is an excellent start. Also check out the NHS after run stretches and knee exercises for runners
stating your name and that you are a beginner. We will
then advise you which session is most appropriate for
Don't worry if you think you are not good enough to join
us, we are very pleased to help beginners and novices to
There is no formal membership fee or
costs. Occasionally we do ask for small
contributions towards administration cost e.g. web
site registration. Prior to your first run with us, we
ask that you read the Brough Runners disclaimer,
and bring a signed copy with you . The disclaimer is
available in PDF
It is important that you start
your runs slowly as starting off too quickly will make
you feel tired prematurely.
Brough Runners January 2017