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 WHAT IS A RUNTOUR?

A RUNTOUR is a sightseeing tour that takes place with an experienced RunTour guide, and involves jogging the route, through a city, or perhaps around a spectacular coastal route. RUNTOURS organise group tours or personalized running tours in a number of locations around the United Kingdom. 

FITNESS LEVELS - DO YOU NEED TO BE AN ATHLETE?

Depending on the type and length of running tour you book, will dictate the fitness level you need. These tours are not about speed, but you need to be able to complete the distance comfortably. We offer run/walk tours too, so consider these if you are a non runner or novice.

WHAT IF I CAN'T KEEP UP?

If you are unfit, or just starting to run, ask about a beginners group. Alternatively, a personalized run might suit you better. The guide will run to your personal pace, and you can slow down, run, or walk whenever you want to. In our larger group runs with more than one guide, one will work with the quicker runners, another with the slower ones. No-one gets ‘dropped’ in our tours.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO WEAR ON THE DAY?

Depending on the time of year and the weather, you should wear clothing that you know you are comfortable running in. Regarding footwear, we are not convinced about the benefits of expensive running shoes, but again, you should have footwear that you are happy will protect your feet, and not cause you pain and suffering. Simple!

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL I BE ON THE TOUR WITH?

We like to set a maximum number in a group, and this is generally limited to 8-10 people, depending on the tour. Sometimes we will have two guides for a larger group, but tend to split the group. A group tour consists of a minimum of two people, but you can book a personalized tour with just you and the guide.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

RUNTOURS will still continue in all weathers unless there is an obvious safety risk like snow/ice, severe fog, etc.  If the weather is severe the guide may make the decision to postpone the tour and you will be invited to come back later that day or on another day. Even if the weather is bad, turn up at the specified meeting point on time and the guide will advise you. We love running in the rain!