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Is running on a treadmill same as running outdoors?

One of the most common questions that runners are asked is whether or not running on a treadmill is the same as running outdoors. Answer to that question is a bit more complicated, but running on a treadmill is essentially not the same like running …

About Eccleshill "Road Runners"

Eccleshill “Road Runners” is a running club based in Eccleshill, Lancashire. We’re a group of runners of all ages who love running and are trying to make running more popular in Eccleshill, our own little corner of the world. Many people don’t know that there even exist a running club in Eccleshill, and that is a huge part of the reason why we’re launching this website. Eccleshill “Road Runners” currently has 12 members whose age ranges from 12 all the way up to 45. Our younger members have recently used something called follow me drones in order to capture footage of one of our practice runs. Check it out to the right. Technology has really come a long way since the days of flip phones, which is where I’m stuck.

Running club in Eccleshill, you can't be serious?

We’re dead serious about it. We realize that Eccleshill is a small place with only a couple of hundred people living in it, but even with such a small population, there’s still a large number of those who see the benefits of running and how it can help you out. Not only that running in a club is more fun, but at the same time you also pick up running tips and advice from other more experienced runners. Hence the reason why we have a club, even if it’s a small one.

Our younger members are also teaching us who are older in the miracle of modern technology. We worked with some of our younger lads to record ourselves during practice runs. Apparently there are there things now called follow me drones, which are flying cameras that can follow your around, if I understood it correctly. I’m still amazed that such a thing exists. This website for that matter, without the help of Matt, our computer wizz kid, we wouldn’t have it. Anyway, you get the point, at Eccleshill “Road Runners” we all learn from each other, just like proper club members should.

Running is good for you

Pretty much everybody knows, or at least they should know, that running on a regular basis is good for you, both physically and mentally. Sadly a great deal of people isn’t doing any running and this is really starting to show in statistics which are saying that UK has some of the highest rates of obesity within the EU.By adding running into your daily routine, you will help not only keep the pounds from piling on, but don’t forget that it also helps you get out of the house. It doesn’t even have to be running, any hobby can do it. It can be something as cliched as fishing or a bit more modern like hobby drone flying, which is how we recruited some of our younger members. They saw us at the park, and wanted to join. After sorting all the paperwork with their parents, they are now proud members of Eccleshill “Road Runners”.

Do you participate in competitions

Yes, yes we do. So far we haven’t won any trophies I’m afraid, we are mostly hobby runners, but that doesn’t stop us from visiting various running competitions around the UK. We are basically regulars at the Inflatable5K, yearly race events that are organized in towns all across England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. It’s a fun running event, still demanding as its 5 miles and on top of that it incorporates inflatable obstacles for the runners. Just like its name says basically.

We are currently training for a little bit bigger than the Inflatable5K. It’s the Eccup 10M event that will take place in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Like you can guess from the event name, this is a 10 mile race and it will be the biggest one that we have ever took place in. We’ll see how our training goes, but it’s our hope that by the time the race takes place in July we’ll be ready.

What else is there to say other that we hope you come and join us soon. If you are in and around of Eccleshill, the “Road Runners” would be more than happy to have you as members. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers.