Running For Beginners

Learn the absolute basics and start improving your fitness with running today
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (246 ratings)
7,142 students
32min of on-demand video

Run for fun
Improve your health and fitness
Stay safe while running
Warm up and cool down correctly
Handle hot and cold weather


  • No previous experience required
  • Couch potatoes, new runners and returners welcome
  • All you need is a pair of trainers


This course will teach you everything you need to know about start running.

We'll cover all of the basics: where to run, what to wear and how to stay safe. We'll cover how to correctly warm up and cool down and how to handle different weather conditions.

In short, you can go from a couch potato to someone who can go out running with confidence. And, if you get stuck, I'm on hand to help you with any questions you may have.

Take the next step in improving your health and fitness today. Click enrol to get started immediately.

If you're an experienced runner, you'll find this course too basic. Instead, you may want to check out my Resilient Running course, which will help you take your running to the next level.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to start running
  • We will cover the absolute basics, so experienced runners will find it too basic


Psychologist and software consultant
Chris Worfolk
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 7,115 Reviews
  • 75,742 Students
  • 53 Courses

Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.

Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.

Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.

In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.

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