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British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
Contact Email
enquiries@englandathletics.org

Get Involved

Harborough Athletic Club

Tuesday 2nd May

RunFit 24

Wednesday 3rd May

Colour Blast Dash

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 (08:55 - 12:45)

Leicester's Big 10K

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 (09:30 - 13:30)

The Livingston Relays 2017

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 (10:30 - 14:25)

Great Bristol 10k

Sun, 07 May 2017

Visually Impaired Running Beginner Session

Mon, 08 May 2017 (19:00 - 21:00)

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

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.

Race for Life

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

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.

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

Nicky Nealon

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

Partners

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

Partners

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