Run161 exists to inform and inspire runners. Whether you are chasing podium finishes, or running to improve your fitness, I want to help you reach your goals.

To Inform and Inspire Runners

Run161 Mission Statement

Start Here: Everything You Need To Know

Finding your way around a new website can be daunting. And that’s assuming you even know what you’re looking for. Depending on where you’re at in your life as a runner, you’ll find timeless wisdom to help you take the next step here at Run161.

Let’s take a look around.

Where To Start …

  • How To Start Running: If you’re looking to pick up running, start here. This introductory guide contains links to all the content that will help you become a healthier, happier, better through running.
  • How To Run Faster: When running is already part of your lifestyle, you might start thinking about how you can become a faster runner. Make use of this guide to get an overview of our content tailored for runners looking to run faster.
  • Articles: Just want a quick overview of our comprehensive library of articles? Check out the article archives.
  • Resources: Tools to help you plan your next run, or your next year of running. Pace calculators, training plans, and more. Check out this section to explore our other resources.

Weekly Newsletter About Running

A weekly reminder that running is awesome, straight to your inbox. Loved by more than 1200 runners, the Run161 Newsletter is one of the most popular newsletters about running.

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Who Is Run161?

Lars-Christian Simonsen

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Run161 is just one person, and that’s me. Despite this, I often say “we” when speaking about Run161. That’s not an affectation in the form of a royal we; but rather a nod to all the people who have helped me over the years with shaping Run161 into what it is today.

I took up running as an adult to improve his physical and mental well-being, and to cope with the loss of my daughter. Before long, running became a lifestyle. I’ve run a 2:39 marathon, but I’m still looking to improve.

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