Family holding you back from running?

The solution is simple…take them with you!

I have been running for 32 years, I have two children and my life commitments have changed considerably from the days when I was competing. Back then I could train, come in, refuel and go back to bed to recover.

Talking with new runners it’s clear that one of the biggest barriers is that they are restricted with childcare, although I know not everyone has access to a running buggy or possibly their children are not old enough yet to cycle, but I thought I would share what I did this morning.

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The dog needed walking, I was desperate to get out for a run and the children really needed some exercise.

So here we are accessing one of the Run England 321 routes from Stanley to Chippenham.

This particular route runs along a disused railway line and being traffic free means it’s safe for the kids on their bikes and relaxing for me.

The result…one happy (& exercised) family!

Living in Wiltshire we are lucky to have easy access to so many great running routes across this incredibly scenic county.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing run in a safe, peaceful environment as I was able to enjoy this morning with my family. Or if you’re wanting to push yourself and you’re seeking more challenging routes then Wiltshire has plenty to offer.

If you are looking for a new challenge that is going to not only test you, but also treat you to some stunning scenery look no further than the Marlborough Temple Trail Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 20th September.    


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