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British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org

Get Involved

Harborough Athletic Club

Tuesday 24th January

Poplar Couch to 5k Running Group

Wednesday 18th January

RunFit 24

Wednesday 18th January

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Let's #RunandTalk

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00

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Get to know... Sam Stevens

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:25

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5 Runners who can inspire your 2017

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:05

#RunandTalk - Desford Striders

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 (18:45 - 19:45)

Running & Coaching workshop with Jack Daniels, PhD

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 (09:00 - 16:30)

Brocks Hill 6k X Country Challenge

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 (09:30 - 14:30)

#RunandTalk - Melton Running Club

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 (18:30 - 19:30)

#RunandTalk - Squirrels Running Club

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 (18:30 - 19:30)

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

#RunandTalk

#RunandTalk to improve your mental wellbeing through running

Active Family Week

Sport and physical activity is an important part of all our lives and keeping active can often be difficult around family life. So why not do it together?

Coaching Can

#CoachingCan provide the nudge you need to get more physically active.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

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

This Girl Can Week

This special campaign week is designed to inspire our local ladies to increase their activity levels.

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.

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.

RunTogether Leicester-Shire & Rutland

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and Run Together believe running / jogging is for everyone and is most fun when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself...

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.

RunTogether

RunTogether has been created by England Athletics, the membership and development body for grassroots athletics and running in England, to provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running oppor

Local Contacts

Kimberley Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

Partners

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

Partners

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