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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

Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere. 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.

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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

Mile Cross Mums' Run

Mile Cross Mums Run (MXMR) is a free running club on a Wednesday evening 7:30-8:30PM. We cater to all abilities from total beginner to seasoned runner. We are friendly, local mums, gathering to run together and share the ups and downs of motherhood.

Sheringham parkrun

Free timed 5k run

Brundall parkrun

Free 5k run every Saturday at 9am

SwanSports

Family Centered Athletics developed by a family centered approach.

The longer term goal of SwanSports is to make available time for families to participate in sport together, leading to child and family empowerment primarily to keeping fit, encompassin

Thorpe St Andrew Ladies Running Club

A ladies only running club in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk. 10 week beginners course and mixed ability groups to choose from.

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures provide instruction, guided trips & excursions in the stunning Norfolk area across the following exciting activities... SUP (Stand Up Paddling) // Kayaking // Trail Running // Nordic Pole Running // Nordic Walking // Cycling (Ro

Parkrun - Mulbarton

Free, 5k run every Saturday at 9am

Tri Harder

Norfolk's finest multisport store with all of your swim, bike and run needs. Road and TT bikes, cycle clothing, swim wetsuits, triathlon apparel and much, much more!

We do weekly training sessions and also have a women's only Cycling group.

GOYA Norwich - Multi-sport sessions for young people

GOYA Norwich - Multi-sport sessions for young people

FREE sport and physical activity sessions open to young people aged 14 - 20

Get Set To Go - Wellbeing running group

Get Set To Go - Wellbeing running group

Free inclusive running group for people who might find things a little difficult sometimes