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British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
Contact Email
enquiries@englandathletics.org

Get Involved

Poplar Running Club

Monday 27th June

Running For it Running Group

Tuesday 28th June

Zero to Hero Running Group

Monday 27th June

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Calling all Run Leaders

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:36

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Run into a healthier workplace!

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00

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Run into a healthier workplace!

Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00

5.30 Run

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 (05:30)

Water Wipeout

Sat, 09 Jul 2016

Leicester Race For Life 2016

Sun, 10 Jul 2016

IRONKIDS UK

Sat, 16 Jul 2016

Insomnia 24

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 - Sun, 24 Jul 2016

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

Bring on the Great

Every clap, every cheer, every message counts.

Couch to 5k

The NHS Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks.

Race For Life

Over the past 20 years, more than eight million women have taken part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, raising over £547 million to fund the charity’s life-saving work. But it does not stop

Local Programmes

Local Beginner Running Groups

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) can help you to take on a new challenge, lose weight, be healthier and meet new people in one easy way; Run England! Click on the title for more details.

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.

Run England

Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running.

Run England 3-2-1

Run England 3-2-1 is Run England's project which aims to provide a range of marked out running or jogging routes across the country that anyone can have a go at.

Local Contacts

Kimberley Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland

Volunteering Opportunities

Partners

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

Partners

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