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    does anyone exercise by running in central-ish Birmingham?

    I would love to be able to run a marathon but have never honestly taken cardio seriously my entire life hence I ask for any and all advice

    I'm trying to lose weight to avoid inevitable type 2 diabetes later on and so I've set myself the goal of a marathon. I would be lifting 3x minimum a week if it's relevant

    thanks

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    If you're on Facebook start with this group.

    m.facebook.com/gro…rks
    They are very friendly and helpful. they are every different kinds of runner from all over the country.

    Called runningthedistance

    Look for a local running club, you don't have to be a massively high standard to join a running club, as many think.

    Also look for a run england group, these are insured groups and taken by a group leader who will carry the LIRF or CIRF running qualification.

    runengland.info/act…y=0

    Parkruns although only 5k as opposed to 42k (for a marathon) are a good place to start.
    Birmingham and the surrounding areas have tons of parkruns.

    parkrun.org.uk/eve…ts/

    download endomondo that app will show you lots of local routes and you can schedule training with a goal in mind.

    i run at cannon hill park every saturday with the park run event. average is about 600 people from kidds to oaps. do the couch-2-5k challenge. (run for 1min then walk for 90secs then repeat for 30mins) loads of free apps out there. good luck

    redmouse2

    i run at cannon hill park every saturday with the park run event. average … i run at cannon hill park every saturday with the park run event. average is about 600 people from kidds to oaps. do the couch-2-5k challenge. (run for 1min then walk for 90secs then repeat for 30mins) loads of free apps out there. good luck



    joining up with ​parkrun is probably the best way to start.

    Banned

    Run ten miles a week for a few months, by then you'll be well out of Birmingham and be happier for it.
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