They may seem worlds apart but running and yoga are a fitness match made in heaven. While running is undoubtedly fantastic for cardiovascular fitness and stamina, it can be hard on our bodies. The impact of running puts pretty intense strain on our muscles and joints, often leading to every runner’s worst nightmare: injury.

The good news is that yoga can play a brilliant supporting role in your training, helping you develop the strength, flexibility and mindset you need to achieve your running goals – whether that’s a marathon or your local Parkrun.

Complementing your running with a regular yoga class will help you: