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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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Get Involved

West End Beginners Running Group

Wednesday 23rd August

Ready 2 Run

Tuesday 22nd August

Couch 2 5K

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 (10:30 - 13:00)

ASDA Foundation 10k

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 (10:00 - 14:00)

Great North Run

Sun, 10 Sep 2017

10M Obstacle Race - The Suffering Race Series

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 (09:00 - 17:00)

What is Running?

Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Benefits

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

Costs

Running is free, you can do it anywhere.

Involvement

If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running. Couch to 5K is a free nine-week running plan from NHS Change 4 Life especially designed for people who want to work on their fitness levels. Or if you prefer to run with friends Run England can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.

Equipment

Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Campaigns

Active Summer Programmes!

There are a number of fantastic campaigns and programmes taking place over the summer months across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, aiming to inspire you into active action!

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

Miles for Refugees

Run, walk, swim or cycle: Make your miles count this September The British Red Cross are looking for people to pull on their trainers, strap on their Fitbit, and make their miles count this Septembe

Local Programmes

Local Parkruns

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

National Programmes

#WHYWERUN

Run England is inviting everyone to give running a go and celebrate #whywerun!

parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Local Contacts

Nicky Nealon

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Safeguarding
    Blaby District Council
    Leicester City Council
    County Sport Network
  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
    British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Age UK L&R
    Charnwood Borough Council

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    QUEST
  • Equality Standard
    Age UK L&R
  • Sport England
    Harborough District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • East Midlands Platform
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Loughborough University