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Running

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org

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Parkrun backed with major investment

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How can you make your move?

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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.

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 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...

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 RunTogether Leicester-shire & Rutland 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

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

National Parks Week is the National Parks family's annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about our 15 National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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...

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Programmes

Couch to 5K

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

Local Contacts

Kim Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

Telephone
07736315032
Url
https://www.lrsport.org/runtogether

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    Sport England

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Leicester
    H&B LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
  • O&W LSA
    County Sport Network
  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA