Join the (running) club
Why run alone when there are running clubs dotted across Australia offering fun, friendship and support while you get fit?
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“[Over time, with careful training,] your body adapts and becomes stronger to help you achieve a new level of running ability.”
Training under an accredited coach also gives you access to technique correction as well as pacing and recovery advice to help improve your preparation, efficiency and endurance. Plus, having a structured training plan can help ward off overuse injuries − important if you’re a rookie or returning to running.
You are more likely to push yourself further and faster when running with others.
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Find a running club near you
Can Too began as a running club in Sydney and now has running, swimming and triathlon groups across Australia. Participants raise funds for cancer research.
Since the 1960s, Darwin Runners & Walkers have hosted training sessions and events from social walks to competitive road races.
Queensland Running is a family-orientated group for runners interested in shorter distances, typically between 500m and 8Km.
South Australian Road Runners Club offers specialised groups for beginners, marathon experts and trail runners.
The Professional Cross Country Club of Tasmania includes a program of 27 races from 5K to marathon distance.
Athletics Victoria has more than 60 affiliated clubs in metropolitan and country regions.
The West Australian Marathon Club offers a year round program of events for casual and competitive runners and boasts over 1000 members aged between 10 and 70.