Overcome your concerns

"I don't have the time"

Running is the easiest exercise to fit into a busy lifestyle since you can do it anywhere at a time that suits you. It's better than sweating on a packed bus or train, or getting stressed in a traffic jam. You'll still have to make a little effort to find time, but remember active people live longer and have a healthier old age. So think of your running time as a good investment!

"I don't know any good places to Run"

Sometimes main roads don't feel like the nicest and safest places to run but there are lots of beaches, coastal paths, woods and other interesting public footpaths in Cornwall to discover. Even if you're stuck for transport and live in the middle of a town, there are always quieter streets and interesting routes to find.

"I don't feel safe on the streets"

It's understandable that people are concerned for their personal safety, but it doesn't have to stop you enjoying the benefits of running. If you can, run with a companion or on an organised run, and see our section on running safely.

"I don't have anyone to run with"

Ask your family, friends and colleagues if they're interested in running with you. 

"My kids won't run"

Exercise is really important for kids, but it can be difficult to get them away from indoor activities like watching TV. 

"I'm too unfit to run"

Running is a natural and easy exercise that you can start doing in small amounts and build up slowly. That makes it perfect for people who are very unfit or recovering from an illness, but if you have any doubts, talk to your doctor first.

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