Women running

Running is an effective, free and one of the simplest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Getting outdoors and being at one with nature will also do wonders for both your mental and physical health. Anyone can give running ago, and it is a great way of strengthening your joints, muscles and bones. Blaby District is home to some stunning parks, including Bouskell Park and the picturesque Glen Parva Nature Reserve. Running is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed as part of your daily routine and even a 10 minute Jog or Run will provide you with many health benefits.

Running can be enjoyed alone or can be done in an organised group or with friends making it’s the perfect social activity. Running is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. Simply put on a pair of comfortable shoes or trainers and get Running around the areas near you.

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Huncote Harriers Athletics Club

We are a friendly group of people who all share a love of running. We currently have around 240 members of all ages and abilities and our sessions are led by one of five qualified Coaches or ten qualified Run Leaders.

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My Couch To 5K Running Journey Hints And Tips

Back in Spring 2020, I thought I would give the Couch to 5K running programme a go. Previously, I had never been into running and didn’t know how or where...

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NHS couch to 5k programme

NHS – Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.

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Oadby Owls AC

Formed in 1982 and now one of the premier athletics clubs in the Midlands. We offer athletics and running activities for all ages and abilities from aged 6 through to veteran athletics. We compete on Road, Track, Fell and Cross country.

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Roadhoggs Leicester AC

We are simply a group of friendly people who love to run. Some of us are quick…. and some of us are not! It doesn’t matter. Whether you’re a serious runner, a social runner or just starting out, we’d love to welcome you to our club. Whatever you want out of your running; be it competition, fitness, weight loss or that first 10K, half or even full Marathon, our more experienced runners are happy to offer advice and above all, encouragement.

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Active together free local running groups information

Running Together

Run Together is a physical activity initiative offering a regular programme of free, sociable, and accessible beginner friendly running groups within Leicestershire led by trained run leaders. Run Together is coordinated, developed and delivered via a partnership of Leicestershire Local Authorities , Active Together and local running clubs and groups.

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Braunstone Park run information

Braunstone Park Run

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

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Meet Claire, Our Active Together Champion!   Even in the most difficult times of supporting her daughter through recovery from an eating disorder, she was able to run. Her running buddy become her therapist...

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Walking Routes – Choose How You Move

Many local, regional and national trails have been devised over the years by local authorities and walking organisations, promoting the public rights of way network. Explore and enjoy Leicestershire and beyond using our whole host of walking information.

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Running Apps & Technology

Runners nowadays very often use technology to track their progress and share their accomplishments. They also use technology to utilise during a run, from heart rates to distance, routes to...

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Run England’s Beginner Running Programme

Spring into running with Run England’s Beginner Running Programme

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Parks and Open Spaces

We have a wide range of fantastic green spaces providing the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.

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The Choose How You Move rewards challenge is powered by BetterPoints and allows you to earn points for walking, running and cycling. Track your journeys using the free BetterPoints app to earn points and redeem them for high street vouchers, or donate them to your favourite charity.

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