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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

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.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport 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...

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.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.

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 Beginners Running Leicestershire 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.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Couch to 5K

Get off the couch and running 5K in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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

Cross Panic

CrossFit Panic is a gym that offers group fitness classes for all abilities. We have a strong, friendly community all sharing the goals of improving fitness and becoming healthier.

Watermead Country Park, Leicester

Watermead Country Park, Leicester

Watermead Country Park is a network of lakes woodlands and nature reserves created from 340 acres of gravel workings along the River Soar to the north of the city.

Aylestone Meadows

Aylestone Meadows

Aylestone Meadows forms the southern end of the Leicester riverside that stretches through the heart of the city to Watermead Country Park in the north.

Bagworth Heath Woods

Bagworth Heath Woods

A 75ha reclaimed colliery site owned by Leicestershire County Council between Bagworth and Thornton. Part of the work has been funded through the Tender Scheme.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history.

JUST South Leicestershire

JUST South Leicestershire

Female Sport and Physical Activity Campaign in South Leicestershire. Register your details on our website and JUST turn up!

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

If you're determined to turn over a new leaf in 2020 – you want to feel healthier and better about yourself or lose a few pounds and make some new friends - then this could be the perfect start.

Kim Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

07736315032

https://www.lrsport.org/runtogether

Partners

  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Partnerships
    NWL LSA
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
  • Active Rutland
    Sport England
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Partnerships
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    NWL LSA