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British Athletics

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Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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

Get Involved

Loughborough Uni Beginners

Thursday 25th August

Disability Running Group

Thursday 25th August

Running

Thursday 15th September

RunFit 24

Wednesday 31st August

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Take Part In Summer Running

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:00

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Summer Running 2016

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:00

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Summer Running

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:00

The South Coast Challenge

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 - Sun, 28 Aug 2016

Race For Life Marathon

Sun, 04 Sep 2016

Race For Life Half Marathon

Sun, 04 Sep 2016

National Forest Way 75

Sat, 10 Sep 2016

The Great North Run

Sun, 11 Sep 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

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.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

26th September - 2nd October. A week full of over 240 physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults, including Tai Chi, Health Walks and Gardening.

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

Shake Up September!

Rally the troops and get into the Olympic and Paralympic spirit as Workplace Challenge are inviting you and your colleagues to Shake Up September!

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

Partners

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

Partners

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