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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

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
Worcester Tri Coach

Worcester Tri Coach

Sports Coaching and Personal Training for Adults and Juniors, Groups and 1:1

Circuit Training Classes. Boot Camps. Junior Fitness Camps. Strength and Conditioning Sessions. Weight Loss Classes. Small Group Exercise Sessions. Indoors and Outdoors.

Active Communities Worcester

Active Communities Worcester

Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities team work on developing a range of sport, play & physical activity programmes to get the local community active!

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/

Worcester Community Trust

Worcester Community Trust

Worcester Community Trust runs six Community Centres in Worcester. We have facilities available for hire for Sports Clubs from Meeting Rooms to Small Sports Halls and a 3G Synthetic Pitch. If you need a venue in Worcester please do not hesitate to contact

Happy Feet Fitness

Happy Feet Fitness

The perfect place to get more active.
We offer Walking to Fitness groups, Couch to 5K courses and 5k+ Improvers groups in a friendly and supportive environment.
More than just running!

Malvern Triathlon Club

Malvern Triathlon Club

Malvern Triathlon Club is a friendly club which promotes and activity encourages the development of skills in swimming biking, running and training to participate in Triathlons. Our members range from complete beginners to international age group athletes

Malvern Hills District Council

Malvern Hills District Council

Supporting our residents to lead a healthier lifestyle is one of our top priorities. We offer a wide range of programmes, so whether you are new to exercises, returning to exercise, 5 or 85, we welcome all ages, all abilities and all backgrounds.

Running

RunTogether the Magpies

The Magpies is a running group offering sociable and fun running sessions.

We have now introduced fitness walking sessions aimed at people who are not wishing to run, yet would like to maintain their fitness in a sociable environment.

Kingfisher Harriers

Kingfisher Harriers

Kingfisher Harriers is an inclusive running club in Redditch. The website is www.kingfisherharriers.com displays all the current sessions.

Ladies Open Water Swimming - All Levels with Faye Hopkins

🔴 Ladies Open Water Swimming - All Levels with Faye Hopkins

This is perfect for ladies that are already swimming either breast stroke or freestyle and would like to experience or become confident swimming in open water.