Running is one of the cheapest and simplest forms of exercise. You can run almost anywhere and anytime. From power walking to jogging, running and racing there is a speed for everyone. Build up gradually and see what works for you.
Running can be a really sociable sport, head to the park for a run with a friend or join a beginners group and make new friends. Parkrun have runs across Leeds which take place every Saturday and are completely free.
You don’t need much equipment to run just put on your trainers and get outside.
Running is a sport for everyone. It can be done at any pace and over any distance at your own speed. Most people start by doing a mixture of walking and running. It is a very sociable sport, running with friends or as part of a group can help you stay motivated and encourage you to get out there.
There are lots of free parkrun events and running clubs across Leeds who will support you and help you find your step. You can search for clubs near you at Run England.
If you are a competitive person running could be the perfect activity for you. There are lots of different events and competitions across Leeds that you can take part in and challenge yourself such as the Leeds Abbey Dash and Leeds Plusnet half and full marathons. Having an event to work towards can be a great incentive to push yourself and get out running with friends or as part of a running group.
Running is one of the cheapest sports that you can do. You don’t need much equipment to get started. You can run outside for free. Head to your nearest park and give it a go. Many running clubs or groups let you try it out first before committing to any subscription costs.
We want you to help us persuade more women and girls to get active, whatever their age, size, background or ability.
What is an Ambassador?
A Leeds Girls Can Ambassador: Goes through an appropriate recruitment process and signs up to Leeds City Council and Sport England’s policies and procedures. The main aim of an Ambassador is to get more women and girls in Leeds physically active. Ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings which are vital for receiving guidance and insight around This Girl Can, this helps support their role. An Ambassador is not paid for their time, they are not required to lead a group and the roles can vary.
For further information on becoming an ambassador or any of our other roles contact Dani PenneyApply Now
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