SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE CHALLENGE OF RUNNING
With the swift onset of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, the running community has seen rapid changes: all races and club/group coaching sessions have been cancelled; group runs have been discouraged; and gyms, lesiure centres, and other gathering spaces have closed their doors.
In an effort to limit our exposure to others—and thus slow the spread of the virus—the official advice is to practice “social distancing,” meaning staying at home as much as possible, avoiding large groups, and remaining at least six feet/2m apart from the people we encounter.
While every runner is likely suffering from the effects of social distancing—group runs, after all, are wonderful ways to socialize and push each other in workouts—competitive runners in particular face a tough challenge, as many rely on training together to achieve their goals.
We'd be keen to hear from our running community and share some stories or ideas on how you are coping with this challenge.
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