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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.

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

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

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

Beccles & Bungay Harriers Athletics Club

We are a family friendly inclusive running and athletics club with over 100 members, we encourage and support each and every one of our athletes of all ages and abilities. Our members range from complete beginners to experienced competitive athletes.

Stowmarket Striders Running Club

Stowmarket Striders are a road running club with about 350 members of all ages (9 to 70) and all abilities, from beginners to experienced athletes.

Chantry Academy

Chantry Academy Community Use Facilities provides opportunities for sport, fitness and learning activities for the local community.

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.