instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿@instarunnerswales

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 We are a social running movement born in Wales
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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Thought about running but it just seems unattainable? Like something you could never do?
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It really really isn’t. You can.
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A couch 2 5k group can start you off in small bite sized chunks of running, gradually building up until you’ll be able to run for 5km.
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It’s an amazing programme and it has changed many lives. Many of the runners you see started off exactly this way, many after years with a lack of exercise.
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Penllergare Valley Woods Runners, based near Swansea, start their next course on 6th January.
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They meet in a truly beautiful area (see pics!) and they are a fantastic friendly group.
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Head over to their Facebook or Twitter for more info.
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Give it a go 👍
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If you’re not in the Swansea area I’m sure we can recommend a more local course for you.
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Please share to any of your non running friends 😀
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#couch25k #healthy #newyearresolution #newyear #running #happy #pennlergarevalleywoods #swansearunners #instarunnerswales #swanseaparkrun


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

The @instarunnerswales community is getting behind @redjanuaryuk. These are just a few of the members who’ve signed and can’t wait to get going running everyday in January in support of @mindcharity.

In order to share @redjanuaryuk with our local community some of us are meeting at #grangemoorparkrun this Saturday 22nd December, Red T-Shirts at the ready to encourage others to get involved and sign up.

Why don’t you join Us???

Can’t make it Grangemoor??? 🤔 why not proudly wear your @redjanuaryuk T-shirt’s or any red T-shirt to your local @parkrunuk to spread the word. Take a photo wearing it and we’ll add you to the collage we’re creating.

Check out @redjanuaryuk and sign up for this fantastic initiative 😍

#redjanuary #redjanuary2019 #runeveryday #mindcharity #ukrunners #ukrunchat #instarunnerswales #runwales #irunwales #irun #runningcommunity #welshathletics #runr #getactive #beattheblues #everydaymovement #mentalhealth #support #community


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Meet our #instarunnerswales member @neilhookmac 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
He lives in Aberbargoed
and works as a Safety, Health & Environmental Manager. His job has specialised in food manufacturing for over 25 years. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Neil has a 24 year old daughter who still lives at home. He hasn’t managed to persuade her to run with him yet, but she’s still active in the gym. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Neil’s home is very animal orientated; with 2 cats (both are house cats) and 2 dogs. His GSD is 9, so walking is his limit, but his husky/malamute cross often joins him as his run buddy. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Neil runs on alternate days, approximately 20km a week. You’re likely to see him at his home Parkrun of Pontypridd.
He’s recently returned to running after a nerve injury in his foot, so he’s trying to set himself parameters to avoid aggravating the injury. He’d like to run a 10k race soon. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Neil has set up a basic gym at home so that he can incorporate various types of exercise, especially on the days he’s not running. He also tries to get out for a cycle ride once a week. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 We hope you enjoyed getting to know @neilhookmac We wish him well with his future running and hope the foot injury fully recovers soon.


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Having fun, not taking yourself too seriously and most importantly enjoying the process that’s what Running is all about... @mikerod03 nails this perfectly, and even takes the win well done fella 👏👏👏
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RNLI Christmas 10k down mumbles - not only did I run it as a pink topless fairy with a slight hangover...I came 1st Place 🥇🏆 amazing turnout from the PPRC lot as always 💚 what an end to 2018 this is turning out to be! 💪😁🏃🏻‍♂️ #winner #1stplace #victory #fancydress #prettyinpink #fairy #flyingfeet #runner #runningman #instarunnerswales #runningmotivation #runnersofinstagram #loverunning #asics #getfit #determination #motivation #topless #lovetorun #ronhilluk #PPRC #10k #pinkfairy #fitness #instarunners #runrunrun


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Bringing runners together in a relaxed no pressure environment... Just run and have fun doing it.... @bigcardiffsocialrun share a lot of the same values and ideas. And we can’t wait for their next event. @instarunnerswales crew Assemble!!!!
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What better place for a #bigcardiffsocialrun planning meeting than the lovely @littlemancoffee - thanks for having us guys! Very festive!
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Really productive meeting and always fun to catch up with this lot 😂
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Our plan for the next #bigcardiffsocialrun in the new year is really firming up and we’ll be releasing the details very soon.
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Let’s make our next event the BIGGEST so far - we would LOVE YOU to be there 😍 - what you can be sure of is an enjoyable, relaxed, chatty run just enjoying other’s company.
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Watch this space!
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#cardiffrunners #cardiffrunning #ilovesthediff #welshrunning #cardiff #socialrunning #thisiscardiff #penarth #instarunnerswales


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

@now.in.a.minute & Rubble 🐕 best running buddies, supporting and pushing each other on. Top effort both 💪💪💪
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7.5 miles with my boy this morning ♥️🐕 it was a quick one, running my second fastest 10k time on a much hillier route. I only planned a quick 3.1 but running with Rubble is too much fun to stop 🏃‍♀️🐕 #dogrunner #ukrunchat #instarunnerswales #sundaylongrunday #runningwithdogs #badassmotherrunner #thisgirlcan #runlikeagirl #canicross #boradorofinstagram #borador #rubbleonthedouble #howlingdogalaska #snowpawstore #dogsofinstagram


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Well done Debbie Cumming on your 250th @parkrunuk today at #barryislandparkrun 😍 - the first @cdfrunners to hit 250 👍
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Wild weather didn’t dampen the party atmosphere 😀
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#loveparkrun #cdfrunners #runningwales #cardiff #barryisland


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

@neilhookmac you battle on and got it done ✅
Well done team, looks like a fun way to spend a morning ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Worse stumble time than last week but I finished so that was a result in itself.
Got to sort these legs out...
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#instarunnerswales #instarunners #outsideismygym #runfatboyrun #40somethingrunner #runwales #irunwales #parkrun #loveparkrun #teamwork


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Start as you mean to go on.😃
Make 2019 your year for running!

Come and join #instarunnerswales at our next meet up

We are a group of runners (of all abilities) who love running, photos, fun & meeting up from time to time for social runs. We’d love you to come & meet us.

Our first instameet of 2019 will be on Saturday 26th January
at Aberbeeg @parkrunuk at 8.30am

Come & join us
#instarunnerswales #irunwales #parkrunuk #runwales #run4wales #loveparkrun #instameet #runningcommunity #inspiretorun #runhappy #imoveme #dontstopmenow #parkruntourism #asicsfrontrunneruk #asicsfrontrunner


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Looking good @leewilce you’ve totally got in buddy, get those miles in 💪💪💪
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I need to try and get more runs in if I’m ready for February’s Ultra #runnersofinstagram #runningmotivation #runnerslife #instarunners #instarunnerswales


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Well Done for getting out there @marathon_trucker they all count even the mediocre ones. Keep on trucking 🚚
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Got my regular lorry back now that the new radiator has been fitted, so mega happy 😁
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Run on the other hand was fairly mediocre, although the way this week has gone I'm happy with something is better than nothing.
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This week was supposed to be a 6 miler on Monday and a couple of 3 miles runs weds and thurs. But was too tired Monday so pushed the first run back a day then had enough tonight and finished without checking the distance until after I stopped. It was close enough so will do.
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#instarunnerswales #running #runningtruckdriver #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #instarunners #iloverunning #ukrunning #halfmarathon #halfmarathontraining #marathon #marathontraining #dadsthatrun #lorrydriver #trucker #truckerswhorun #beardedrunner #beardeddad #beardedtrucker #dadsthatrun #runningdad #tattooedrunner #strava #stravarun #ukrunclub #ukrunchat #thisdadruns


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instarunnerswales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Super successful #instarunnerswales meet up @maestegparkrun

Despite the less than ideal weather conditions it’s safe to say we all had an absolute blast

Thank you to all the volunteers for making us all feel very welcome, cheering us around the park and for the cake. It was very much appreciated

Special shout out to the @finding_my_edge_and_my_centre and her friends for making it all the way from Aberystwyth you guys were hardcore

I think we’re building something very special here and I’m super impressed with our team spirit

Very much looking forward to the next one



#instarunnerswales #instarunner #runwales #irunwales #instameet #meetup #parkrunuk #parkrun #loveparkrun


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