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Simply Running

A blog by Jo Pavey


The key to running is to unlock it in your own unique way, on your terms and at your own pace.



Running is my passion. I love running in the great outdoors, pushing my body and embracing everything that it throws at me. Whether it's freezing or sunny and no matter if I'm feeling fast or slow, it always gives me a boost. It draws me back everyday and has done so since I started running as a schoolgirl. I'm still running and still aiming to compete internationally purely because I love to run.


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Running the Coast Path

One of my favourite things is running along high cliff top coastal footpaths or along sandy beaches next to raging surf. I live just a few miles inland from the South West Coast Path and it's always nice to pop down for a run in the refreshing sea air. The path here is not for the faint hearted as the climbs and descents are pretty extreme. When you reach the top the views are always worth the effort and I especially love running here really early in the morning when the sun is coming up. I recently led a group run from Salcombe Hill, on the eastern side of Sidmouth, along the coast to Weston Mouth. This short film captures a little of our run together. It's a bit shaky as it was filmed by o


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