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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 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.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

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.

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.

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

The Outwoods

Classed as an Ancient Woodland, the Outwoods supports a rich variety of plants, insects and birds typical of such old woodlands.

Knighton Park

Includes an Outdoor Gym

Rosliston parkrun

We are a free 5km timed event based at Rosliston Forestry Centre. We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities.

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.

Abbey Park

Includes an Outdoor Gym

JUST South Leicestershire

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

GoodGym

GoodGym

Run to a community organisation or charity within the city to carry out a task or good deed, then run back incorporating a short fitness session.

Rowley Fields Beginners

Rowley Fields Beginners

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Glenfield Runners

Glenfield Runners

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Braunstone Leisure Centre Beginners - Dawn's Running Pals

Braunstone Leisure Centre Beginners - Dawn's Running Pals

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Beaumont RC Beginners Running Group

Beaumont RC Beginners Running Group

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

New Parks Beginners Running Group

New Parks Beginners Running Group

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Birstall Running Club

Birstall Running Club

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Road Hoggs Beginners Running Group

Road Hoggs Beginners Running Group

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Anstey AAR Beginners

Anstey AAR Beginners

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Parklands Women’s Running Club (Improvers)

Parklands Women’s Running Club (Improvers)

Beginner friendly running group, led by a qualified and insured Run Leader.

Kim Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

07736315032

https://www.lrsport.org/runtogether

Partners

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

Partners

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