What to do if your race is cancelled due to COVID-19 - Women's Running

What to do if your race is cancelled due to COVID-19

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  October 29, 2021

Race cancelled? Never fear – there's still lots you can do to challenge yourself!

This coronavirus stuff is putting a bit of a dampener on things, isn’t it? Don’t worry – there’s nothing stopping you getting some exercise in and doing your body and mind a favour. Here are some of our top tips for beating the blues.

Join a virtual race

A big part of what makes a race so special is the community feeling, along with the sense of achievement. You can still enrol in virtual races, like the Vitality Running World Cup, where you clock up your miles on Strava and feel part of a team. Some virtual races will even send you goody bags or medals, so you don’t have to miss out on the stash.

Try the treadmill

Most runners have a notorious lack of patience for treadmill running, but it can be a great way to keep on top of training. Find the idea boring? Zwift offers a unique indoor experience where you can keep up with interval training, take a long scenic run along virtual roads and even go for group runs. Here are all the virtual events you can get involved with from the comfort of your own home.

Give yoga a go

We’re big yoga advocates at Women’s Running: it’s a fantastic way to get in touch with your body and heal, both mentally and physically. There’s never been a better time to get stuck into an indoor activity – all the endorphins and none of the nasties. You can find free yoga tutorials online – here’s our favourite channel.

Set up your own home gym

Did you know you can rent treadmills, bikes and rowers for use at home? It’s another brilliant way to cross-train and means that you won’t have to miss out on the Zwift experience if you don’t own any gym equipment. Check out homegymuk.com to find out more.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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