Autumn is a great time to explore all the parks, paths and trails across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland - whether you're looking to get started with a beginner running group, take part in a local parkrun, or even join a running club. Running can be fun, sociable and one of the cheapest activities around.
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An Overview of Running
Run Together this Autumn!
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.
With so many scenic places to explore, running in autumn gives you the chance to take in your surroundings, allowing you to practice mindfulness and clear your mind. This is a great way boost your mood. Make the most of the season and enjoy the great outdoors! Visit our running page for more information.
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...
- Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke
- It can also boost your mood
- Helps to 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
- Promotes strong bones and strengthens muscles
- It's free!
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.
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.
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, you can find a beginners running group in your local area here.
Adaptations and Equipment
Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of comfortable running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.
Find Running Clubs/Groups Near You
Use the search below to find local organisations near you.