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Hello everybody

Decided to give up being a couch potato and took up running in April to run a 5k Race for Life in Leeds Temple Newsam with some friends, having never been to Temple Newsam, (my friends live in Leeds) before I did not realise the course would be so hilly!!! and that we would choose one of the hottest days of the summer! 15 July. Despite all of this!! I ran ALL the way in 36 minutes. I was so pleased with my achievement and am due to do another 5k in October where the route will not be so hilly and hopefully improve my time to around 30 minutes.

I really have the bug and would like to continue training all year round but don't like treadmills. Does anybody have any training tips for winter?

Flojo
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Welcome aboard Flojo.

Get the right gear for your winter/wet runs is the first thing to do. Go to a proper running shop to seek advice.
Get a visible jacket for safety and maybe even a flashing belt light.
Find someone/a group to run with, again for security but also to make you get out there and to enjoy the run with. So much easier to run in bad weather if you are with others.
 
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