JOGGING might seem like the ultimate free sport – just put on your trainers and let’s go.
But the cost of proper running shoes alone is enough to make anyone sweat.
Squeeze extra value out of your run with a dash to capture these insightful insights.
HUNTING REWARDS: Runners Need celebrates its 40th anniversary with an offer to get 15% off the kit.
Simply sign up for Runners Need Strava Club and log at least two 40-minute runs on the Strava app between tomorrow and Sunday, May 22.
No matter how far you go, even beginners can try.
You will also be entered into a raffle to win £400 worth of racing kit.
TRACK OFFERS: Look for sales and find outlet deals on shoes and apparel. Adidas’ summer sale has 40% off its Run It shorts, down from £28 to £16.80.
The Kalenji Run Support women’s trainers, for those doing up to 10km a week, are down from £34.99 to £19.99 at Decathlon.
DO NOT GO SHOPPING: Do not use the shoes you run in for everyday use.
Using them at other times reduces their lifespan, so you’ll end up spending more on a new pair.
Experts believe you should buy new running shoes every 500 miles.
After that, carry your retired runners at any time.
JOIN THE CLUB: Do you want to get in shape, make friends and also save money?
Join the club!
Running Store Up & Running offers free 5K running groups in its stores.
You get a t-shirt after your first five runs, plus a 10% discount in store.
Other running retailers have similar groups.
RACE TIME: If you want to upgrade from race to race, the entry fee will increase.
But Parkrun promises to be “free for everyone, forever” with 5k timed runs across the country.
These events will give you practice running without you spending a penny.
Register on parkrun.org.uk.
- Prices correct at time of printing. Offers and offers are subject to availability.
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