There are loads of ways to keep active during the winter months. you can improve your technique with like-minded people on warm winter training camps, learn to ski in the beautiful French Alps or even swim a marathon in your local pool.

So weather you’re training for the London Marathon in April, preparing for your next 10k or simply wanting to keep active this winter, take a look at the ideas below, get training and start 2018 in top form.


Free Local Runs if your looking for some support to help get you out in Winter. Running Free host group runs starting from the shop, Running Free, in Poole at 7pm on Thursdays which will be a 10k at moderate pace and 5k’s on Mondays at 6pm. No stress, no pressure just have some fun in your run and come along and enjoy it. Its free, as is the parking outside at that time and you can leave any personal belongings locked up in the shop until you get back!

Great Run Local host weekly free 5k or 2k at Littledown centre in Bournemouth, every Sunday starting at 9.30am

Poole Joggers are starting a new Couch 2 5k on 4th January, to help kick start the new year

If you need a target to aim for why not enter Broadstone Quarter Marathon on New Years Day to start as you mean to go on

If you want to try something completely different and new, search Active Dorset’s activity finder to find something close to you

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