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Getting Started

Running is a fantastic way to support the work of CHSS. Not only will you be raising funds that directly support our work across Scotland, but by wearing our running t-shirts in training and at the big race days you will also be helping to raise awareness of our work, and of the conditions we fight against that affect so many in Scotland.

OK, we admit it. Running can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t need to be. There’s a reason why everyday people pull on their running shoes and head out the door in their thousands. Running can be hugely rewarding and the potential health benefits are clear. One of the best ways to get into the habit of running is to get together with local clubs, groups or friends, where you can find mutual support, encouragement, and advice. Don’t think of running as sprinting flat out to exhaustion; most of the time it’s a fun sociable way to keep fit and healthy. If you have any concerns at all about your readiness to begin regular exercise, please consult your GP first.


Health Benefits

Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes by up to 50%. Regular physical activity is essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity over a week through a variety of activities. For any type of activity to benefit your health, you need to be moving quick enough to raise your heart rate, breathe faster and feel warmer.

For most people, the easiest way to get moving is to make activity part of everyday life, like walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around. However, the more you do, the better, and taking part in activities such as running and jogging will make you even healthier.

For further info on how to get active click on the link below.


Jog Scotland

Running in a group is a fantastic way to motivate you, turning those solo runs into fun sociable outings. Jog Scotland offer a nationwide recreational running network available to anyone over the age of 16. Their aim is simply to get more people active through running and walking. With groups all over Scotland and over 3000 trained Jog Leaders, Jog Scotland provides a welcoming social environment for anyone, from any background, of any ability. With Jog Scotland, you’ll receive information, guidance and company to help you on the road to improved well-being and a healthier lifestyle.

To find out more about Jog Scotland and how they can help you get into running, visit and to find your local group


Training Plans

Our friends at RUN ABC have put together a selection of training plans to help get you started, improve your 10k time, and maybe even hit your lifetime ambitions in one of the world major marathons. Click the links below to view;

Download training plans below:

Beginners 5k Training Plan

Beginners 10k Training Plan

Half Marathon Training Plan

Marathon Training Plan

Advanced Marathon Training Plan

For guidance on training terminology click here

For nutritional and training advice

Thank You

We are so pleased you have decided to fundraise for Scotland’s Health Charity! We appreciate every single one our runners so much for all their amazing running feats. No matter how far you run or how fast, we will be there to help you on your fundraising journey.


Looking to improve your health, click below to read our Live Better Blog  

Live Better Blog

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