Virtual Running BenefitsAlthough things are heading back to some form of normality, many events are still choosing to go virtual rather than being in person.
Running virtually can be a great thing, allowing runners a tangible goal during an uncertain time – as well as grabbing some goodies along the way!
We’ve put together our list of the top 4 benefits of running virtually.
1. New Motivation
Let’s face it; motivation during the past 12 months has been harder to come by than usual. Not knowing what the future holds has had a real impact on our way of living, socialising, exercising – everything.
So having a virtual event to look forward to can be hugely important to your motivation levels. Being able to set a goal and follow a training schedule gives you something to aim for and can help create good habits, even after the event is over. Virtual running actually produces two really important aspects for effective behavioural change – accountability and incentive.
2. You’re in Charge
One of the best things about a virtual event – you’re in charge! You get to decide what your event day run looks and feels like. Do you want to breathe in nature? Go for it. Want to jog around your local park 10 times? Why not. Want to run laps around your garden? Be our guest. The only thing you need to worry about is completing the distance of your chosen event, the rest is up to you.
3. Community Feeling
Even though we won’t be together in person on event weekend, that doesn’t we won’t be together in spirit! Joining hundreds of other like-minded runners, all trying to achieve a similar goal. As soon as you put your race number on and head out the front door on your event day, you join the #VirtualMens10K family and become part of something much bigger.
If we’re being honest with ourselves, one of the best things about running an event is the kit you receive afterwards. If you don’t Instagram the medal once you’re finished, did you even run the race?!
But completing a virtual run is a huge accomplishment in itself, and you deserve to have that achievement commemorated with some great goodies.