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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.

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

Leeds Christmas 10k

Fed up of pounding the tarmac in the same old 10k? Try a 10k with a difference! You will be hard pushed to find a more varied, multi terrain off road course than the Leeds Christmas 10k Challenge.

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Accelerate Coaching

Doncaster's premier personal training & sports performance business where everyone can 'train like an athlete' when led by our team of professionals.

Curly's Athletes

Community centric event management. We believe everyone is an athlete and through setting a physical challenge it can encourage a more active lifestyle.

Event management, concept to delivery

Consultation, well-being/sport objectives and sport site

Calder Valley Fell Runners

Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 pm, and every Thursday at 6.45 pm. New members always welcome. running club,fell runners,fell running,running

Start2Jog - Improvers ( Thursday)

Start2Jog - Improvers ( Thursday)

For people who can run 5k and want to improve their time and skills

Start2Jog - Intermediates

Start2Jog - Intermediates

For people who can achieve a 5k run in sub 31 mins and are wishing to improve their time and skills

Run 2 Achieve

Run 2 Achieve

Everyone Welcome! Free.

Running coaching (and sometimes jumping)

Running coaching (and sometimes jumping)

Running session for Ages 8 + covering sprints, middle distance and long distance, hurdles. At times also some long jump or high jump included.

Run Leader Funding Programme

We are looking for existing runners or those with an interest in getting people active to take on the role of Running Group Leaders across the county.

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