Running & Jogging

Running/jogging is a well-known exercise type that can be performed by most people, commonly by individuals who want to maintain an active lifestyle. There are many benefits associated with running/jogging:

  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Promotes strong bones and strengthens muscles
  • It helps you to feel energised and improves mood
  • Improves Cardiovascualr fitness
  • Its free!

Running and jogging for beginners

General tips for beginners:

  • If you have are over 40, overweight and/or have any chronic illnesses, it is best to see your doctor before you start a running program
  • Start by brisk walking and aim for at least 30 minutes per session. Gradually, over 6 weeks, build up to regular running.
  • Make sure you warm up and stretch throroughly before heading out and cool down with light stretches on your return
  • make sure you have plenty of fluids and take a water bottle with you on your run
  • Allow a minimum of two complete rest days per week to avoid overtraining.
  • Try other low impact activities, such as swimmnig and cycling, at least once a week to reduce impact on your bones, muscles and joints
  • Plan your route - try the Run England 3-2-1 free running route based in Hollycroft Park and Gorve Road Park, Burbage
  • Buy an appropriate pair or running trainers
  • Wear appropriate clothes for the weather conditions - including high visability clothing when running in the dark
  • Plan your route - avoid running on roads and unlit areas at night

Staying Motivated

  • Go for regular runs with friends to catch up
  • Sign up to a local run event such as a 5k or tough mudder and plan your run programme around this event - why not get friends and family involved too
  • Go on a lunchtime run with a colleague
  • Jog to work
  • Join a local running group

Hinckley Colour Run 2017

A record 1,500 people took part in the run, including American footballers from the Hinckley-based Leicester Falcons.

Participants were doused in different colours of paint powder as they raced around the circuit. The route started and finished on the corner of Station Road and Market Place, with the multi-coloured runners each presented with a medal. A percussion band provided entertainment and built up the atmosphere for the run.

As a grand finale, there was a 'colour rave' in the market square, with the brightly-attired joggers congregating around the stage to shower packets of paint over each other.

Ozzy O'Shea, the new mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, handed out medals at the finish line, and gave a speech thanking those who took part.

LOROS Fundraising lead Laura Betts said: "Our Colourfun Mile is always such a huge hit with our supporters."

All proceeds go to LOROS Hospice.

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Local Running Groups - When and where can I take part?

Through the Active Together team we are keen for people to explore more about the jogging opportunities available in the borough. Regular jogging and running sessions are supported by very active qualified run leaders that create a safe and friendly environment for people to meet regularly.

  • Beginners jogging - contact Alex Pryor on 07796 264896 or email A group aimed at complete beginners who want to take up jogging for the first time.
  • Intermediate running - contact Andy Lauder on 07712 890569 or email A session aimed at the more active runner who wants to progress with gentle running.

Both of the above sessions take place on Monday at 6.30pm, starting at Ashby Road Sports Club, LE10 3DA.

All of these courses are road routes and will only take place off road if the roads are too icy for safety.

Beginners Running




Contact Details

Beginners Running

George Ward Centre


Denise Larrad

Beginners Running

Hinckley School Gate,
Richmond Park, Hinckley, LE10 0DZ


Denise Larrad

Beginners Running

Hinckley Leisure Centre,
LE10 0JR.
Meet outside main reception

Wednesdays 6.15pm

Leanna Byard

Beginners Running

Market Bosworth School,
Station Road,CV13 0JT.
Meet in the car park


Matt Watson