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British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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

Get Involved

RunFit 24

Wednesday 14th December

Kids Run FREE

Saturday 17th December

Poplar Running Club

Wednesday 14th December

Melton Santa Fun Run

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 (09:15 - 13:00)

Market Harborough Santa Fun Run

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 (13:00 - 16:00)

Gaddesby Gallop

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 (09:30 - 15:30)

Rutland Santa Fun Run

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 (09:00 - 13:00)

Barrow Runners Boxing Day Handicap

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 (10:00 - 14:00)

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 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.

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.

Santa Fun Runs

It's Christmas time, and what better way to get in the festive spirit than by dressing as Santa and running for charity!

This Girl Can Week

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

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 Running Activator

Partners

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

Partners

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