1. Skip to content

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

What is 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.

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.

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 Run England 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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Miles for Refugees

Run, walk, swim or cycle: Make your miles count this September The British Red Cross are looking for people to pull on their trainers, strap on their Fitbit, and make their miles count this Septembe

National Programmes

#WHYWERUN

Run England is inviting everyone to give running a go and celebrate #whywerun!

parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Are you an NGB? Got things to promote? Find out how SportSuite™ can help you.

The information contained on this website has been provided by third parties independent of SportSuite™. It is the responsibility of each provider to ensure that information relating to their activity / facility / services remain up to date and accurate.

SportSuite™ accepts no liability or responsibility for any illegality arising from error, omissions or inaccuracy in such material. Before taking part in any activities listed here, SportSuite™ strongly recommends that you make appropriate checks to ensure high quality provision and a safe environment is provided. SportSuite™ accepts no liability (to the full extent permitted by law) for the quality of the activities provided.

  • Active Cheshire
    Wesport
    Kent Sport
    Active Surrey
    Active Norfolk
  • Herts Sports Partnership
    Active Black Country
    Active Gloucestershire
    team BEDS&LUTON
    Active Cumbria
  • Energise Me
    Tees Valley Sport
    Living Sport
    Derbyshire Sport
    Sport Birmingham
  • Active Devon
    Merseyside Sports Partnership
    Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity
    London Sport
    Northamptonshire Sport
  • Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
    Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire
    Lancashire Sport Partnership
    County Durham Sport
    Wiltshire & Swindon Sport
  • North Yorkshire Sport
    Leap
    Suffolk Sport
    Active Essex
    Get Berkshire Active
  • Northumberland Sport