Running

Running isn’t just for the super-fit. Anyone can give running a go, and if even if you’ve never felt the urge to go for a run in your life, there are lots of ways to get started. Running is a fantastic activity for building your general fitness and losing weight, and can also help strengthen your muscles and build stronger bones.

If you’re just starting out you can run alone, or you can buddy up with a friend or family member for moral support. For those looking to get social, there are also loads of running groups and organised group runs happening across the county on a regular basis. It really doesn’t matter how fast or how far you go – just getting those legs moving can make a real difference to your health and wellbeing.

RunTogether – running routes

RunTogether is a great resource for anyone looking to find new opportunities to run in their local area. They provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone, whatever...

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RunTogether – running groups

RunTogether is a great resource for anyone looking to find like-minded people to run with in their local area. They provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone,...

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Benefits of…running

Running is a popular form of physical activity. It doesn’t cost a lot and you can run anywhere and anytime that suits you. Running is a great way to get...

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Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k is a simple running plan for beginners, designed to help you work your way up from nothing, to being able to run 5km in a matter of...

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Get fit for free – trim trail

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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Get fit for free – trail running

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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Get fit for free – parkrun

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs that are open to everyone. Kent has 16 parkruns and 9 junior parkruns

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NHS Live Well – get active your way

NHS Live Well is a collection of webpages with fantastic suggestions for easy exercises you can do to build your confidence and improve your health and wellbeing. The “get active...

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Beating the boredom

We’ve all been there. You make a plan to get more active, perhaps a new year’s resolution. It goes well for a few days, perhaps even a few weeks but...

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Get fit for free

Take a look at our series of articles to help you get fit without the expensive gym membership.

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How much is enough?

Want to know how much physical activity you should be doing? Read our guidelines to find out more.

Physical activity guidelines

Find an activity near you

Our activity finder can help help you find ways to get more active in your local area, as well as online/virtual sessions.

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