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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.

Active 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 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

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

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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0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org
Social Trail Running

Social Trail Running

A place for people in the Nottingham & surrounding areas who love a trail run to share events, routes & meet like-minded trail runners!

Bingham Triathlon Club

Bingham Triathlon Club

Formed in 2009, and formally called GI Tri, we're a small club with a strong emphasis on promoting inclusivity in sport and providing a supportive environment for novice and more experienced athletes.

We're focused on a no cliques & no egos policy and

Mansfield Runners

Mansfield Runners

run group with close links to Mansfield Harriers athletics club. All abilities welcomed from 5k to competitive athletics

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking, running and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play and a range of sporting event

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.

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Multi-use Leisure centres ion Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire

Dishley Parkrun

Dishley Parkrun

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

If you're determined to turn over a new leaf in 2021 – you want to feel healthier and better about yourself or lose a few pounds and make some new friends - then this could be the perfect start.

Hinckley & Barwell Beginners

Hinckley & Barwell Beginners

Beginner running group

Running For It

Running For It

Beginners running group

Poplar Running Club

Poplar Running Club

Beginners running group

Rutland Run & Tri Club

Rutland Run & Tri Club

Information on free, beginner friendly and inclusive running groups in Leicestershire and Rutland

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Runday Run 30x

Runday Run 30x

Running group ideal for couch to 5k graduates wanting to progress to 10k

Wreake Runners (Couch 2 5k)

Wreake Runners (Couch 2 5k)

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

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