Leading in Leicestershire

There are around 1 million people in Leicestershire so lots of runners.  And lots of opportunities for participation from top club competition to 5ks in the park ...


RUNNING IN Leicestershire has been high profile over the last few years with a number of ambitious development projects supported by local agencies like Leicestershire & Rutland SportRunEngland is at the heart of these programmes to introduce new people to running and there is now a network of 30 plus groups across the county. RunFit 24 typify enthusiastic groups organised by Leadership In Running Fitness course graduates.

   The club scene is also thriving.  Fleckney & Kibworth Running Club, is a relatively new club based just outside Leicester who have gone from strength to strength since they formed in 2007.  The county covers a wide geographic area so many of the clubs are small serving a local area but names like Charnwood AC and Leicester Coritanian are well-known with some very high class athletes running in their colours.  The popular Leicestershire Road Running League (summer and winter) gives the clubs a chance to test themselves against each other.

   At the participatory level - parkrun is represented in Leicestershire by Braunstone and Conkers.  Both regularly attract 300 plus runners and the inclusive parkrun ethos is well to the fore at both locations.

   The county is well-served by two specialist running stores - Leicester Running Shop and the Running Fox Loughborough.


We are compiling a list of running groups, clubs, stores and facilities in Leicestershire. If you would like to add information to our listing please get in touch with us.


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