ITV News Meridian reporter Derek Johnson takes a look why more of us are tying up our laces and pounding the streets during the pandemic.
Running has seen a surge in popularity because it's one of the few physical activities you can safely do whilst maintaining social distancing rules.
One running coach says that, although it's a great sport to take up in lockdown, it's safer to only run with people you are living with.
Park Run has been a success story introducing many to the joys of running to gain fitness but also as a social event which can attract hundreds of people.
Despite the apparent increase in running during lockdown, athletics completions in England won't take place until at least the end of June
Portsmouth's Great South Run is scheduled for October, but there is some uncertainty surrounding all mass participation events, including Park Run, that they may not go ahead until next year.