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When I think about why I love to run, the biggest factor that springs to mind is the community it fosters between runners, whether they’ve been running for years or just two weeks. When people run together, they’re all the same. And what’s better than that runners high? Sharing that same high with someone who’s just crushed their PB or run the furthest they’ve ever run!
I run to clear my head, to have some time where it is just me and my mind and body (and often a good podcast). And I can’t deny that the post-run high and hunger feels pretty good!!
For the community! I love running with other people as it brings out my competitive side! I can run way longer and faster when I have other people around me. I also love pushing other people past were they believed their limit was so it’s a win win.
I run to spend time with myself, challenge the limits I’ve previously set, and to enjoy being with others who share the love I have for running.
The feeling of just being outside and focusing on moving and seeing the scenery change as well as the lovely lovely people you meet and run with along the way that keep me going back week after week. Because a long run with friends is always better than alone.
I run to switch off, meet new people and explore places old and new. Running challenges me, makes me feel alive and be the best version of me.
I run to free my mind get the heart pumping and to exhaust the legs. To feel alive and make the day to day easier. TTH Runners have pushed me to run further and to not stop when it starts to get tough. It’s about going for a run with friends, the motion of the feet ticking over is all that matters.
I run because I love to be outdoors. I am lucky I have the North Downs on my doorstep to explore. All you need is a decent pair of trainers and you’re off! It’s also a great way to meet friends whether this is joining a run club or at races. And the post-race Aperol makes it worth it!
I run for a sense of accomplishment but more importantly for the community that comes with it.
I love running, getting out on trails, pushing myself and love crazy challenges!
Reason for running remains cake, any cake.
I’m not a natural born runner but when I started I realised how much it benefitted me mentally, not just physically. I feel fitter but my head feels clearer. I never, ever thought I could run the distances I’m running now, when I was younger. Every day brings a new challenge, and I make myself prouder every time I complete one.
As a physiotherapist I have to walk the walk and talk the talk. But it’s more than that. I love being active, it gives me so much; fitness, health, mental well being. It’s given me some of my best friends. A sense of belonging. A sense of community. A sense of grit and determination – when you’re running round a track in deepest darkest winter, wondering what I’m doing with my life! It also gives me something to be proud of, to improve upon, and things to aim for. And if I can impart any of that onto other people, to help them achieve their goals, then my life is complete.
There are so many reasons why I run – for travel (try it – you won’t regret it!), to prove to myself that I can do hard things, but mostly it’s about the friendships I’ve formed and the community – the people I run with are the type of people who build each other up and support each other – they are the people I want in my life!
I run for many reasons! I run for community – As a solo sport, it is one of the biggest conduits to unite people! I run for myself – it’s a reminder of my strength, physically and mentally. I run to explore – what better way to see the world than a lovely jog around a new city or a new trail!
I run because I love that you can just get outside and run no matter where you are. I also love the people you meet along the way and being able to challenge yourself and see regular improvements. And finally, of course the post run feed!
I run because it gives me the space to put my world to right. The running community is the friendliest and it’s a great way to make new friends and spend time with old friends. But mainly I run because I just absolutely love it.