Essential Guide to Children's Running
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Join the Club
Nuture your kids' love of running by sending them to a junior running club, where they can receive coaching and take part in road, cross-country and trail competitions - and make friends at the same time.
Founded in 2007 and now with over 100 members aged between eight and 14, Benfleet Junior Running Club in Essex organises its own outdoor, indoor and cross-country championships. Junior club coordinator Karl Cadman says, "We train twice a week and encourage our juniors to compete in local races."
For safety, make sure your chosen club's coaches are CRB certified.
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