Advice from England Athletics


As we respond to the challenge of spending more time at home and unable to run as we would normally; England Athletics has expanded its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus here on ‘Running @home’ support and advice, which is updated weekly.

National head of Coaching and Athlete Development Martin Rush says, “Now we’ve all settled into a routine, let me tell you it’s time to ruffle things up a bit; we don’t want you getting too comfortable after all. Seriously though, discovering running and all the fitness and health benefits it offers is all about taking progressive steps forward, which is what we have for you this week.

Step forward this way…

It’s simple: Set yourself some goals, add a bit of pace to your weekly regime and a bit of strength and take care of the little things like diet and mobility. We have it all covered for you.”

Virtual Running - competitions and challenges

Embrace the world of virtual running. Log your progress via an app or your watch, count steps, create virtual (not to mention real) rivals and map amazing local routes you never knew existed. 

Running webinars

In our first running webinar, Shani Palmer takes you through conditioning and coordination exercises to do at home. 

Running expert interviews

With everything turned on its head, many of us find ourselves out of routine and stuck at home. Listen to our running experts.

Running expert tips

Running expert tips and advice on health and wellbeing, training and how beginners can get involved and get fit. 

England Athletics (including RunTogether and funetics) strongly recommends that you consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise programme. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in any exercise. England Athletics is not a licensed medical care provider and we have no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise programme, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or all elements of a programme you agree that you do so at your own risk and you are voluntarily participating in these activities, as well as assuming all risk of injury to yourself. In doing so, you agree to release and discharge England Athletics from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of the use of this guidance.