Often the best way to get into running either as a new starter, or after a period off, is to take the plunge and sign up for a running event. Even better is to sign up with a few mates, do it for charity, and/or tell everyone you know that you're doing it so that there's no turning back :O
Running season kicks off from September and runs into early November and there are plenty of events in London, from 10k races to marathons, to put your hat into the ring for. We've trimmed down the full list into our top three that we think you should go for.
If you're already signed up to a race, or are thinking of doing so, head down to one of our Run Club Tuesdays for some midweek training.
TOP PICK: 10km RACE - LONDON ZOO STAMPEDE 10KM, 18 Sep
"Spaces are available for speedy sprinters and jovial joggers, to prance and prowl their way through the Zoo. The ZSL London Zoo Stampede will provide runners of all abilities with an unforgettable experience. The Stampede will involve running through the zoo, before heading out into Regents Park."
TOP PICK: HALF MARATHON - ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON, 9 OCT
(CHARITY & CORPORATE PLACES ONLY)
"The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes place each October, starting and finishing in the stunning Hyde Park. Runners take part in the 13.1 mile route through Central London, taking in the spectacular sites of the capital and the beautiful Royal Parks.
As well as all of the fantastic runners that take part, thousands of spectators also join us for the Food & Fitness festival to cheer on their friends and family and share this amazing day"
TOP PICK: MARATHON - RICHMOND RUNFEST MARATHON, 18 Sep
"On 18th September, 'Richmond RUNFEST' celebrates its first Olympic-cycle by introducing a full distance river running Marathon through the Royal Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames.
Starting inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the race will tour Londons' greenest borough, running through the historic Hampton Court Palace.
The Richmond Marathon is expected to raise over half a million pounds for charity and will run in conjunction with The Richmond Half Marathon, the Kew Gardens and the NIKE Kids' Mile."