Women – Why are women reluctant to run

There are currently 596 parkruns taking place across the UK each week, with 120,000 runners, 43% of whom are women.


While these figures are encouraging, we know from parkrun data that women are more likely to be ‘reluctant runners’. Women in Sport, funded by Sport England in partnership with parkrun have undertaken a research project to determine why some women are reluctant to reach the start line and as a result are not engaging in parkrun and general running as part of their lives.

Read the research here