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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.

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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.

Find a Guide Database (Guide Running)

Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide Database to help you start, get back to or stay run

parkrun

parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

RunTogether

RunTogether provides fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone: whatever your ability or time availability.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org
Codrington Budokan

Codrington Budokan

Codrington Budokan - daytime, evening & weekend classes :
Karate, Fencing, , Boxing, Wrestling, Weights Gym. Indoor short tennis, separate Self defence classes for men and women.
(starting shortly Tai chi, Judo, Aikido, Kendo, Yoga, Zumba, Fizzic

Birmingham Swifts

Birmingham Swifts

We're Birmingham's free, LGBT running group. We're open to everyone no matter your ability, age, sexuality or gender.

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Black Pear Joggers

Black Pear Joggers

The club offers sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and also Sunday mornings with many groups that you can join from brisk walks, slow jogs all the way up to fast runs.
Find out more at - http://bpj.org.uk/

Rosliston parkrun

Rosliston parkrun

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

Croft Church of England Primary School

Croft Church of England Primary School

Croft Church Of England Primary School is a small, family feel school who believe in a holistic approach to education so health and well being feature highly in our curriculum offer.

funetics Athletics Coach

Would you like to be connected to a national Athletics coaching programme, supported by global brand names of Usain Bolt and Katarina Johnson Thompson?

England Athletics have partnered with Aspire to Greatness to super-charge the launch of a new programme ‘funetics – Run, Jump, & Throw', delivering athletics coaching into Preparatory and primary schools.

The offer includes Breakfast Clubs, Assemblies, Curricular Coaching and After-school Clubs. We also have opportunities to expand into Holiday Schemes.