The thing I love most about running is how much control you have: you can control where you run, when you run, how long you’re out and how fast you go. It’s also such a simple thing to do, and you can do it anywhere. I’ve trained in the outdoors my whole life, and I love getting out and exploring our beautiful country.
With Round the Bays just around the corner, it’s a great time to start training. Round the Bays is an AIA-sponsored fun run in Auckland; an 8.4km track taking in the beautiful (and flat!) waterfront of the Hauraki Gulf, with plenty of hydration stations and entertainment along the way. Being amongst 34,000 runners, joggers and walkers, who are all active, motivated and elated, is a pretty special experience!
But even if you’ve never run before, it’s not too late for you to get started. So whether you’re signing up for Round the Bays, or just want to move more in 2021, here are some of my top tips on how to start running.