Top 5 tips
1 HAVE A GOAL Write it down and stick it up somewhere you’ll see it each day to remind yourself to stay motivated.
2 BE YOUR OWN CHEERLEADER
When you hear another part of your brain saying you can’t do it, write that down too, then silence it by scrunching up the paper and hurling it in the bin. If you wouldn’t say that to a friend, don’t say it to yourself either.
RUN WITH NEW PEOPLE Mix with friendly runners who are better than you to learn from them. It can seem intimidating, but most are happy to help.
4 JOIN A SUPPORTIVE GROUP
Join our #Run1000Miles challenge and be part of the friendly, encouraging group on Facebook to keep you going.
5 WATCH INSPIRING FILMS
Type ‘trail running’ into YouTube and see what great races, athlete interviews, gear tests and advice comes up!