Running Goals and Achievements!

What are your running goals for 2023? A new year is the perfect time to set a new goal. Please share your new goals below and any previous achievements that make you proud to be a runner!  The past few years have been unusual and challenging in many ways, but challenges have inspired so many of you to achieve incredible new milestones. Please share them here and inspire others! If you have any pictures, we would love to see them too! 

If you have set a goal for 2023, you can "carve them in stone" here and come back and update us on your progress! Maybe this is the year you will do your first marathon or smash your 10km personal best? Maybe there is a particular travel race you would like to do and see a new part of the world at the same time! We would love to hear your running plans for 2023!


Did you start running in 2022? What was the total distance you ran this year? Would you like to increase that amount in 2023? Did you run any races last year? In most places around the world, races have returned to normal. I hope they have for your country too. I completed a few local races last year and many, many Saturday morning park runs, including one in Dubai! I also ran a few times with the Hash House Harriers, which is always great fun! 

This year I would like to increase the number of races I complete including a couple of half-marathons. I have shared my goals below. You can read the goals set by your fellow runners and please share your own experiences/goals below.

The start of a new year is the best time to look back over our accomplishments during the past year and to set new goals for the coming year. It is also a great time to reflect on our running achievements to date and to create new running goals to keep us motivated.  Let's get excited about 2023 and all the possibilities that a fresh new year offers!

Here are some suggestions for new goals but feel free to create your own:

Please share your goals and desires for 2023! By writing down and sharing your goals and achievements with others, you will be more motivated and committed to achieving them. You may also help inspire someone else to achieve what they didn't believe was possible.

Please share your goals and experiences below

Benefits of Running Goals

There are so many benefits of setting a goal. Here are just a few of them: 

Benefits of Goal Setting

  • Provides direction -- where do you want to be as a runner?
  • Clearer focus on what is important to you
  • Helps you to develop your strengths
  • Forces you to set priorities and gives you clarity
  • Gives you control over your training 
  • Helps you visualize
  • Provides motivation and confidence
  • Gives you a sense of achievement and personal satisfaction
  • Gives you a sense of purpose in training
  • Challenges you to do your best

Running Goals

With all these benefits in mind, isn't setting your running goals for 2023 a worthwhile task? Share your 2022 story and tell us what you are going to do this year to make it a memorable one!

Please share your achievements and your new running goals!

What would you like to achieve this year to make it memorable? Maybe there is a certain race you plan to train for, maybe you want to complete your first 1/2 or full marathon, maybe you are aiming for a personal best, or maybe you are travelling to an exciting new place to race. Please share your aspirations for this year and any recent achievements.

We would love to hear what you have achieved and what you would like to achieve. It's easy - just enter the title of your story to begin....

Read Other Runners Goals and Achievements!

Click below to see goals and achievements from other runners...

Currently training for my first marathon at 69 years of age... 
This is Brian, from the Irish midlands. I started running at age 65, in a 0-3km group and have not stopped. I ran my first two half-marathons in 2022 …

More Races! 
This year I intend to do more races. Races keep me motivated and they are what makes running more fun especially if you do them with friends. I have a …

Running 1/2 Marathon distance 
There are two experiences that stand out in my mind for 2020. One was that I was presented with a medal for being the first in my age group (60+) …

My goal in 2020 was to complete 10 x 10-mile runs! 
My goal in 2020 was to complete 10 x 10-mile runs as quickly as possible. I was supporting a friend who was raising money for a charity. All her planned …

Getting Back to Ultramarathon Running 
As with anything in life, I've found that running has ebbs and flows especially in the past year. Those can be in consistency with training, mindset, and …

To run sub 38 10k in June 
My goals are: To run a 19-minute 5 km in March and a 38-minute 10 km in June.

To be able to run a 1/2 marathon 
I'm just thankful, that I am able to get up in the morning and enjoy running. By next year I would love to run a 1/2 marathon with my best friend.

To get a 17:59 for a 5km 
I know I can do better than my PR of 19:05. I know I can obtain this time. I just need to push my pace.

Setting Running and Fitness goals 
How to Set Running & Fitness Goals Fitness goals are something thousands of people set out to accomplish each day. Why do they fail? Making promises …

Great Wall of China 1/2 marathon 
I am planning on doing the Great Wall of China 1/2 marathon in May this year. The scenery will be fantastic. I couldn't go last year so hopefully this …

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