LOOKING FOR A LITTLE MOTIVATION TO GET YOU LACING UP AND HITTING THE ROAD THIS SPRING?
To get you started, we've identified four great 5K running routes across Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
Whether you’re starting running for the very first time or a more experienced runner looking for some inspiration, these routes work well for all levels and will have you on your way to smashing those personal bests in no time!
Before you get started, it’s important to make sure you've got the right kit for your run. First and foremost, wearing the correct footwear to suit your style of running is vital – it maximizes performance and minimizes the risk of injury. If you’re unsure of what kind of footwear you need, why not check out our free Gait Analysis service in select stores nationwide or try our online ‘Find the Right Footwear’ guide to identify the perfect cushioning, stability or natural running shoe for you.
Once you’re rocking the right footwear, make sure you layer up in lightweight but breathable clothing with sweat wicking technology to keep you warm without overheating.
If you’re running outdoors at night, bright, reflective clothing is a must have to ensure you’re safe and seen. A good quality sports bra is also worth investing in to protect the muscles in the bust and minimize long term damage. You can check out our full range of performance oriented Running clothing, footwear and equipment from top brands such as Nike, Adidas, Asics, Under Armour, Pulse and Millie & Gym instore or online at Life Style Sports
So, why not try these local 5K routes for yourself and share your progress with us on Facebook or twitter? For those looking for a challenge, you can sign up to the exclusive Life Style Sports Running Challenge in partnership with the Endomondo running app. Sign up and log as many KMs in one month as possible to win some fantastic prizes and even some smaller weekly prizes to celebrate those little victories! Over 400 fearless runners have already signed up, logging over 7,000 KMs to date, so what are you waiting for? Sign up the Life Style Sports Running Challenge here; Life Style Sports Running Challenge in partnership with Endomondo