13.1 reasons to take on a half marathon
2 February 2023
2 February 2023
Running a half marathon is a huge achievement, and the next half marathon we have coming up is the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 26th March.
That's right, South Yorkshire's biggest event of it's kind is just around the corner! So we thought we'd give you our top reasons to sign up.
The clock's ticking, so we thought we'd give you our top reasons to sign up while you still can!
Many runners find themselves chasing a runner's high - an effect of running making you feel powerful and happy.
This study found that exercise "improves defence activity and metabolic health" and reduces your risk of illness.
An analysis of 23 studies concluded that exercise is an effective intervention for depression.
This study found that, on average, runners live three years longer than non-runners.
It sounds silly, but with many hobbies like basketball or crochet, you have to learn a whole new skill. With running, it's intuitive - just tie up your trainers and go!
You might be thinking "sure, I like running - but 13.1 miles?". However, this is a huge accomplishment and for many runners it's a big step up. You'll feel amazing afterwards.
Once it's done, that means for the rest of your LIFE you can look back on that half marathon you ran. How good is that?
Ask any runner their favourite things about running, and they're sure to mention "the community".
What better way to experience that than at a popular and supportive running event?
We've been hosting half marathons, and more around the UK for over 15 years!
I think it's safe to say that we know how to host a great half marathon.
When you're putting in all those extra miles each week, you may as well buy those new shoes you've been eyeing up...
Whether you're tackling the oldest and historic half marathon in Derbyshire, or taking on the biggest half marathon in Yorkshirem you'll always have that honour of participating in the country's biggest running events when entering with Run For All.
You'll be able to get up, run a half marathon, and still have time to explore all the other great things our hosts have to offer, whether you're with us in Ipswich, Sheffield, Leeds or Hull.
Including a finishers t-shirt, snacks, and that all-important bling to commemorate your achievement. Did someone say #MedalMonday?!
(Point) 1. OK, we need a small reason for this last one so let's just say this: why not? There's nothing stopping you - get out there and set yourself a challenge in 2023!
Ready to start? Sign up for the Sheffield Half Marathon here.