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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.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

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No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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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Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org
Airborne Fit

Airborne Fit

A functional fitness gym and community based in Brightwell, developing minds and bodies.

Kesgrave Kruisers Running Club

Kesgrave Kruisers Running Club

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Kesgrave Kruisers are a family friendly Running Club based in Kesgrave, Suffolk, UK. We are registered with the Association of Running Clubs.

Gorilla Kids Fitness

Gorilla Kids Fitness

Kids fitness club coaching children aged 6-16 years of age. We combine elements of weight training, gymnastics, cardiovascular fitness and functional movements.

The Fitness Unit

The Fitness Unit

The most successful Fat Loss Program in Ipswich.A place where everyone feels welcome to join and achive their health and fitness goals.

Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is an Education Charity working across Suffolk to support young people who are in need.

Simba Sports

Simba Sports

We specialise in talent identification, development and fostering, from early ages to elite. We offer coaching in a wide range of activities which includes, athletics, football, cricket, squash, sports psychology and multi-sports. We also help in preparat

Run Talk Run Ipswich

Run Talk Run Ipswich

We are a free mental health running support group that exists to make both running & mental health support less intimidating & accessible. Run and talk, free from judgement. We meet weekly, running a gentle 5k, creating a safe space to talk about anything

I Can Run Club

I Can Run Club

I Can Run CIC is a unique women only running group, registered as a social enterprise. We believe that all woman - regardless of their size, shape, age, ability or background should have the opportunity to run and progress with like-minded women.

RTR Ipswich

RTR Ipswich

Run Talk Run Ipswich is a weekly 5km gentle jog around Ipswich Waterfront & Marina.
ALL Run Talk Run groups are:
FREE to attend!
5KM - Open for ALL abilities
No Runner is left behind - we run as a group :)

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