START 2 RUN WITH JENNI FALCONER

Start 2 Run, the hugely popular running app is launching in the UK with runner and TV and Radio presenter, Jenni Falconer as the Start 2 Run Coach.

Jenni is the face and voice of the app which is ideal for people who need help getting started running as well as people who want to up their running mileage or aim for a particular running distance goal, from 5K to 7.5K, 10K, 10 miles and beyond, right up to marathon mileage.

The app launches on 16th July and is available on Apple and Android smartphone devices. Users will have Jenni with them for all their training sessions, encouraging and motivating you as you progress through your run. Jenni also provides tips and pointers to improve your running.

Jenni said: “Start 2 Run is perfect for complete beginners and people who have started running during lockdown and hit the 5K distance. Running has become a lifeline for so many of us – as our daily exercise and a way of getting some fresh air. For many people, building up to a 5K or just beginning to jog short distances has shown the joy of running and this app is the perfect coaching tool to keep you going.

“For those beginners or intermediate runners who are regular 5K runners or parkrun lovers the app gives training plans to improve your 5K time and get a parkrun PB or reach a longer distance goal.”

Another bonus of the app is the community around it, in which users can connect with each other, motivate and support each other because they are all going through the same challenges. The app has been downloaded 1,650,000 times already in its home markets Belgium and the Netherlands, and has been used for more than seven million training sessions.

There are weekly email updates from Jenni with an overview of your week’s activities

as well as a monthly blog from Jenni with more tips and thoughts for the month ahead.

Jenni continued: “We’ve all missed connecting with people during lockdown and people who would usually run with clubs or in groups like parkrun and this app really tries to make runners feel part of a virtual community.”

The app also has a unique feature which allows you to listen to music or podcasts including Jenni Falconer’s RunPod, while you run.

Jenni said: “Listening to music or podcasts is a great way to have an accompaniment

on your runs. Podcasts in particular are a great way to feel inspired by other people – some people I’ve recently interviewed have been fascinating and make some of the struggles you feel sometimes as a runner feel normal!

“Paula Radcliffe, Scummie Mummies, Katie Piper, Michelle Mone, Peter Andre, and former SAS from ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’, Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton are just a few to mention. Hearing how other people motivate themselves and love running makes you feel like you’re not alone.

“Similarly, listening to music whilst running, can be wonderful – or if you don’t want to listen to anything, I will simply pop up to give you an update as you go along.”

The app is available from the App Store and costs £2.99 per month or £24.99 for a yearly subscription.

 

Notes to Editors

Start 2 Run

Start 2 Run launched by Energy Lab in 2013 with TV presenter Evy Gruyaert in the Netherlands and Belguim, who had previously hosted a programme, a book and podcast to get people running.

The Start 2 run app is owned and produced by Energy Lab, the company that helps people to move more and better to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It offers personal testing and coaching services (in different labs, via online platforms and smartphone apps) as well as corporate wellbeing services to companies. Energy Lab is part of the Golazo Group, an important player in the Western European world of sports,

best known for its top-notch athletics and running events such as Memorial Van Damme (Diamond League) Brussels, ISTAF Berlin, Rotterdam Marathon, Brussels Marathon and Half Marathon and La Parisienne among many others.

 

Jenni Falconer

Jenni Falconer is one of the most popular Scottish television and radio presenters who got her first break in the industry at a very young age and her naturally positive approach and versatility in adapting to all genres has seen her host wide variety of shows, including ITV documentaries, live consumer shows, travel series, as well as being an integral member of the on screen team for eight years on the hugely popular live morning show, Entertainment Today, for GMTV. 

Jenni is regularly the go-to host of premieres and red carpet events in Leicester Square, covering World Premieres of films such as the Harry Potter, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean and Sex and the City franchises, amongst others.  

For many years Jenni was the main host of the National Lottery Draws on BBC One and hosted four series of the successful property series, ‘Fantasy Homes By the Sea’. Live television is a passion and Jenni was part of the team for ITV’s This Morning co-anchoring the show whilst Holly Willoughby was on maternity leave. In addition; she has hosted a live daily game show for Channel 5 and a live reality entertainment show, ‘Cirque de Celebrite’ for Sky One. 

Most recently Jenni has been a familiar and welcoming voice to wake the British nation up and Jenni’s first foray into radio was on Heart in 2012 where she went on to present Heart’s Early Breakfast show for seven years before being offered the main host of London Smooth’s daily Breakfast show from 6am to 10am, and becoming a leading member of the Smooth network weekend line-up. 

Throughout Jenni’s career, she has been a huge advocate of health and fitness and is a passionate runner. This year will be her ninth London Marathon. With her enthusiasm and passion for running, she has developed her own podcast ‘RunPod’, which has built a huge and enormously dedicated audience amongst running enthusiasts and new runners alike so much so that RunPod now sits as the No. 1 Podcast for the Health and Wellbeing arena. Jenni as carved herself an enviable and highly respected position in the running community and is supported by elite athletes and first-time runners in equal measures.

Jenni’s aim is to get as many people out running as possible and so her latest venture is a natural and very exciting progression. Start 2 Run is an app which will help people ‘start to run’ and offer training programmes for those who want to run further or faster all with the support of Jenni’s voice of knowledge and inspiration.

 

Follow Jenni Falconer on Instagram on @jennifalconer or on Twitter @Jennifalconer

For more information, pictures and interviews with Jenni Falconer please contact Plank PR on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com