Running

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Whether your a beginner or an avid runner, running is a great form of exercise that has many health benefits, not only does it help to reduce the risk of chronic illness; heart disease, stroke, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Running can also improve:

  • Weight loss
  • Mood and general well-being
  • Sleep
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Muscle and bone health

Anyone can run there's no limit on age or ability, it's a free and easy form of physical activity! All you need to get started is a pair of trainers and sports clothes

You can choose the time, pace and distance to suit your lifestyle

Running doesn't always have to be competitive but you may get hooked once you start :)

Take a look at some of the useful links below

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a great FREE training app to get you started on your running journey

parkrun

*** parkrun events resumed in England on Saturday 24th July 2021 ***

The local Charnwood parkrun is Dishley parkrun, Loughborough, a weekly free 5km timed run/jog/walk. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/dishleyloughborough/

Marathon Kids

Please note that the Loughborough Marathon Kids event is currently suspended due to COVID-19

Marathon Kids is the new name and format for Kids Run Free. We are working towards resuming the Loughborough events in August or September 2021