Benefits of Running

Jogging or running regularly is a great way of improving your overall physical health. It can improve heart and lung health, increase joint strength and stability, reduce your risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Running improves mental wellbeing and can reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress, and simply improve your mood

Couch to 5K App

Couch to 5K (or C25K) is a programme that aims to get you comfortably running 5K. It works by gradually increasing the distance you run over the course of nine weeks, at your own speed.

Click the photo to download the app or podcasts which will talk you through each session step by step!

Couch to 5K+

The 5K+ series is designed to motivate you to keep running regularly and develop your running ability further.

Each podcast includes a 5-minute warm-up walk and cool-down walk to ease you in and out of your running session.

You can use these podcasts in any order and keep using them regularly to build up your speed and stamina, and maintain your fitness.

Harborough Running Routes

This is a map of the Welland Park 5k route. There are 3-2-1 markers all the way round to show you which way to go.

Check out the video on our YouTube channel below for a run through of what the route looks like

Keep it social - virtually!

Are you looking for a virtual, social group with a mix of running abilities? Check out Harborough Social Runners on Facebook here

With stories to inspire, ideas for routes and virtual challenges to take part in, they are bound to keep you motivated!

Aim for some bling and raise money for charity!

There are lots of companies that offer virtual running events online. A particularly good one is Virtual Runner UK who have a mix of charities you can support.

How does it work? Simply choose a distance you would like to aim for then an event to match - ideally for a charity you would like to support too. Sign up and when the date comes round, complete the distance, submit your evidence (ie a picture of your garmin / phone health app.etc) and wait for your bling to arrive!