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Running

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!

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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.

Race for Life

Wed, 01 May 2019

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all types of cancer.

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.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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.

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
Rowley Fields Beginners

Rowley Fields Beginners

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

Summer Running 2019

Summer Running 2019

An opportunity to progress as a young endurance runner.

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 Park Beginners Running Group

New Park 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.

Riverside School Gate Running Group

Riverside School Gate Running Group

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.

Kim Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

07736315032

https://www.lrsport.org/runtogether

Partners

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

Partners

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