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Expert guide to keeping running safe and fun

Juliana Harsianti

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Thu, April 11, 2019  /  08:46 am
Expert guide to keeping running safe and fun

Proud achievement: Amateur runners show their finisher medals at a running event in Tangerang, Banten, last December. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Running has become a favorite leisure activity for Indonesian urbanites, and for those who want to be more serious, it is important to take some precautions to ensure that they get the most out of running. In major cities, running competitions are organized almost every month by school alumni associations, sportswear companies and even banks. National Independence Day celebrations also include running contests, from national to sub-district level. This has got a lot of people seriously engaged in running as part of their lifestyle. They either follow their friends or realize the health benefits it brings. They join running clubs, train on a regular basis and regulate their diet. Some groups even hire coaches and nutritionists. Accelerate: Students in Depok run up a hill as part of their running training program. (JP/P.J. Leo) One runner, Mira, said several of her friends had ...