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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.


Blog Posts


The Great Outdoors!

At the weekend it was National Get Outside Day so in this post I thought I'd share my love of the great outdoors and some thoughts on how I think it's important to be active together. Outdoor activities can really enrich family time whilst helping to ensure kids are active and develop a life long respect for nature. Beach fun on a deserted Scottish beach. We love to spend time in the great outdoors together, there's so much fun to be had and it provides quality family time which is so important. It's also great for everyone's physical and mental well being. There are obviously so many different ways for kids to have fun being active. Organised sports clubs are so fantastic for fostering team

Running During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic we all find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and of course our main concern is for everyone’s health and wellbeing. At this difficult time we also hugely appreciate the amazing work being carried out by NHS staff and other key workers. The lockdown is affecting all of our lives and many of us will feel under stress at times. We all need to look after our wellbeing as best we can and keeping active is such an important factor in doing this. But it’s crucial we adhere to the government’s social distancing guidelines. This has become even more pressing recently as it’s been suggested that exercise could be restricted further if people don’t stop flouting t


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