Whether planning to return to fitness after a tough year, or wanting to test a new-found love for exercise, Liverpool Running Club (LRC) could be your answer.

With the roadmap out of lockdown progressing smoothly, we are starting to see more sports clubs reopen within Merseyside.

One club which is expecting to see an influx of new members is LRC.

Over the past 13 months, exercise has been key in improving the mental health and spirit of much of the population.

For many months, a jog to the park was the most productive and fulfilling way to spend a warm (or cold) morning (or evening).

However we are now seeing pubs and restaurants reopen, but don’t let this be the end of your passion for running.

The LRC is always open to new members joining from all backgrounds; old or young, male or female, beginners or experienced runners.

With running events starting to make their return now would be the perfect time to sign up.

“If running is for you, you will not regret it”

20-year-old Liverpool Running Club member Caitlin Shaw, spoke to Merseysportlive about why others should join up.

“This past year has obviously been tough for basically everybody, but I know one thing that has kept a lot of people going is running.

“If someone is feeling a bit down about life, I recommend at least trying running, it may not be for everyone but if it is for you, you will not regret it.

“And if running is for you, I urge you to consider joining a running club.

“It is a great way to stay fit, have fun and meet new people which I feel is especially important now it seems we are returning to a sense of normality.”

Upcoming events

Everton in the Community has announced they will be participating in two running events later in the year.

The Liverpool Rock n’ Roll marathon will take place on October 24.

While the virtual London Marathon returns, which last year broke the Guinness World Record for ‘most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’ as 38,000 people took part.

Liverpool Running Club stated: “LRC is not just a running club, it is a community of socialising.”

So, whether you are testing your new passion for running, or simply just trying to lose some of that weight you put on during lockdown, get down to your local running club and become part of a new community.