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Dive into our blog where we share inspiring stories, running tips, and insights about how running impacts our lives. From overcoming challenges to celebrating milestones, our blog is a place to learn, connect, and find motivation. Explore articles written by fellow runners and discover the power of putting one foot in front of the other.

Trying something different – Vibrogym
Trying something different – Vibrogym

Some of our run leaders had a taster session at Vibrocise Studios, a local gym and fitness studio which supports fitness and weight loss. They sampled vibrogym technology whereby vertical vibrations are generated by a platform transfer to the body causing a “mini...

What is tapering and why is it so important before a race?
What is tapering and why is it so important before a race?

For any dedicated runner, tapering is tough! You've trained hard, pushed your limits, and logged countless miles. Race day is fast approaching, and that pre-race jitters might be turning into full-blown anxiety. You might be wondering, "Shouldn't I be training even...

Frenchay 10k – Community Running
Frenchay 10k – Community Running

On 14th April members of Just Run Frenchay participated in the Frenchay 10k race. It is not an easy route as it has plenty of infamous local hills, elements of cross country and frequently coincides with the hottest day of the current year. The number of very...

Why do we race?
Why do we race?

Participating in a race offers a range of benefits that go beyond just the physical activity itself. There are definite physical advantages that come with racing. Having a structured plan helps to keep us focused and gives us a routine to our training. This ultimately...

Kim, our March Runner of the Month
Kim, our March Runner of the Month

Congratulations to Kim, our Runner of the Month. Kim has been a consistent runner for the past few years. You may have spotted her out and about getting the miles in around Frenchay. Unfortunately, last year Kim took a nasty tumble and sustained an injury. However,...

5 to 10 km Course Graduates

Terry and Jude report “our latest 5-10km course consisted of 2 run leaders and 5 runners, all attempting to slowly increase our distance and physical fitness. As a group we made the commitment to run together every week. We also agreed to extend the course by running...

Does a long weekend mess with your running schedule?
Does a long weekend mess with your running schedule?

As runners we live and breathe by our running schedules (or some of us do anyway)! For some , a long weekend means more time to train which is positive and means we can enjoy the process, however, often other things come up, like a weekend away, or social gatherings...

The Great Fall (and Rise) of the Training Routine!
The Great Fall (and Rise) of the Training Routine!

Let's face it, life happens. Whether it's a surprise work project, a family emergency, or just plain old burnout, sometimes our carefully crafted training routines take a tumble. It happens to all of us. The important thing is to reset and initiate 'restart' after...

Gender balance in running
Gender balance in running

While participation rates differ across age groups and event types, women now make up nearly half of all runners in the UK and a significant portion globally. The gap is narrowing, and the trend shows encouraging growth in female participation. However, it's true that...

Our Club
Our Club

Our club is a community group, we bring women of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels together in a social, fun environment and help them reap the benefits of increasing physical activity through jogging, walking, and running. For more info contact...

Running and your Wellbeing
Running and your Wellbeing

Just Run Frenchay – Mindfulness and running or walking In our last update we mentioned some of the benefits of running and how it can aid your wellbeing. One of these arms of wellbeing is paying attention to the present moment, you might be wondering how this can be...

It Runs in the Family
It Runs in the Family

Run leader Julie shares her running story and talks about how her participation in the
sport has inspired 3 generations of her family to take part.
“I started running when our local ladies running club started up as a bit of a joke,
really not expecting to continue for long but things changed, and I realised that I
could run. My first running event was the Frenchay 10k and the support I received
was amazing. After a few years I became a run leader and I now really enjoy helping
ladies in the group to achieve their running goals. This also helps to keep me
focused because of my commitment to the club.
My son-in-law, Andrew, followed by my daughter Kelly, then my husband Martin and
my daughter-in-law Claire all started running. Occasionally my son, Kevin will also
give it a go! My 4 grandchildren, Olivia, Oscar, Dillan and Darcey have all completed
junior park runs, so the running bug has really had an impact on my family. My best
achievement was running the London Marathon in 2017. As you can see from the
photo, my family all travelled to support me, and some got inspired to run it as well –
Martin ran it in 2018, Andrew 2019 and Kelly 2021. So, running really has had a
positive effect on my family with 3 generations sometimes taking part in organized
running sessions held by Just Run Frenchay.
I think it is always good to have something to aim for and my next event will be the
Brighton Marathon in April next year. I really must thank Jess of Just Run for all her
hard work and commitment to running the club. Without her I probably would never
have started running. The running club is very supportive across run leaders and
runners. We aren’t super competitive (although some might be secretively!) so if you
are out there and looking for motivation to start or take up running again, come along
and join in, you never know who may be inspired to follow in your footsteps!”