Runner 247 aims to help make running more accessible for everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Often seen as the preserve of the young, the wealthy and those with plenty of free time, there is often a perception that running is "not for me". Well, we don't think it needs to be that way. Our hopes are for people to be able to feel that they belong, just as much as anyone else.
From our experience, three major concerns are expense, safety and a lack of time :
Running can be expensive. We want to reduce the cost of running - eliminating unnecessary purchases, finding bargains, and where possible providing our own lower cost options.
It should always be safe to run. Sadly however, most runners have experienced some form of harassment. And, almost always, those of us who haven't know someone who has. We will look at current advice and technology (e.g. tracking apps) and offer some positive input to help reduce this unwelcome attention.
Lack of time
We all lead busy lives. Working and family commitment can easily fill your day, leaving little time for running. We hope to provide some suggestions to allow you to run without sacrificing any important obligations.