DON’T STOP ME NOW
As the Simplyhealth Great Run series approaches, it’s time to explore how seasoned runners plan to stay injury-free – and how you can, too
Why should you start running? Well, alongside being an awesome cardiovascular workout that helps you strengthen and tone your legs, it’s a sport where you get repeated opportunities to raise your game. Consider challenging yourself by signing up to the Simplyhealth Great South Run on 21 October (or one of the 30 running events in the series, hosted in 13 cities across the UK). Up for it? Great. Now it’s time to strategise. You’ll find a wide range of easy-to-follow training plans at simplyhealth.co.uk/great-runpartnership, as well as the expert advice and encouragement you need to get race-ready. A Simplyhealth Active plan covers the cost of a range of services that can help prevent injury and keep you running well; from sports massage and gait analysis to dentistry, acupuncture and overall health checks. The final step? Share your progress with a nationwide running community using #Myeverystep. Ready, set, now smash it.
‘I’m on a mission to train and run injury-free, so I’m sticking to some simple rules’