Are you a #instarunner?! If you are you´ll be able to relate to this article, and if you don´t know what that means then don´t worry... you will be going for an #instarun by the time you finish reading this.
Instagram is one of the leading platforms through which runners connect. It is more than just a place to share photos of running, it is a place where people provide insights into their training, offer advice, discover new products and training gear, and get inspired.
There are a huge number of individuals, groups, and companies who have running-centred accounts on Instagram, but here are 5 of my favourites:
There are many accounts that re-post pictures from other people, but as far as I know instarunners is the biggest. As they have so many people using their # they have a great range of running photos to choose from.
Not all runners take themselves too seriously... but @runnersbe makes fun of the way runners view the world, and uses the generalised runners´ attitude to create posts with humorous effect. Although not always laugh out loud funny, as a runner you will often see a post and think, "huh yep, that´s right".
I want to go trail running with @runwithtara. Her running photos are incredible and make me want to visit the Utah mountains, they look seriously stunning.
No matter how pessimistic you are, everyone should follow at least one Instagram account that provides quotes and motivation related to running. I follow @runningrevolution17, who provide a mix of serious and funny quotes and pictures.
There are an infinite number of brands you can follow on Instagram but one of my favourites is @salomonrunning. This is despite the fact that I don´t actually own any Salomon running gear. They have some really high quality photography from beautiful landscapes around the world.
Of course the list could go on, but I said my 5 favourites so I´ll stop there. On my Instagram account, @runwithmestockholm, I follow well over a thousand different people, most of which are dedicated to running. I share pictures from running in Stockholm, as well as my travel running adventures when I head overseas (see below).
Have you got any tips on other Instagram accounts I should follow? Let me know in the comments below :)