You might be thinking of signing up for Run Killarney 2020, a great way of training and preparing for the event is to do so with a group. Some people like to run alone but there are many benefits of running with a group. These include;
- It helps you stay motivated
Running with a group can help you stay motivated and focus on running. The people in the group have similar interests and understand what each other are going through when running. Many runners find that long runs go by a lot quicker and easier when they socialise with friends while they run.
- It can improve your running performance
Running with a group is also a great way to learn tips around technique or pacing which in turn helps you becoming a better runner. In addition, when you run with others who are competitive and encourage you to run a little harder and a little longer than you thought you could run, you will experience increased running performance.
- You need to show up – accountability
Being part of a running club that meets once or twice a week for group runs helps provide accountability. You are less likely to skip a training session as there are people expecting you to turn up.
- It’s social!
Running groups can have a great social side which is very important during training. You will gain friends, often for life, who are likeminded people who like to run and talk about running times, races and PBs! Some don’t like to talk about it so much! Either way it’s a great social activity and many groups undertake events, like Run Killarney together and celebrate as group after too.
Running in a group provides great safety and if someone gets injured or feels sick there is someone there to help, this is especially helpful on long runs.
Run Killarney takes place on Saturday 18th July 2020, to sign up please register here.