Local EA affiliated running clubs
Plenty to choose from but here is a couple in our local vicinity
Wymeswold RC are a small but very friendly club who do the superb Wymeswold Waddle every year, very supportive to all abilities
Holme Pierrepont RC has over 300 members, encompassing all ages, all speeds and all types of running, very welcoming and something for everyone
Social Trail running Nottingham or STR are a local social offroad running group putting on runs around the Wolds, Charnwood, Vale of Belvoir, Notts and even the Peak district.
Outruns have included members from Holme Pierrepont RC, Barrow Runners, Notts AC, Formula one CC, Wymeswold RC, Rushcliffe AC, Long Eaton RC, Ripley RC, Beeston AC, Stilton Striders, Redhill runners,
Free timed 5k runs on your doorstep, no pressure, go as fast or as slow as you like a great way to start a Saturday !
Dare I say you can also volunteer at the main or Junior parkrun and be a hero too!
Local running events
Based at Long Clawson in the Vale of Belvoir ages 7+
Mum Fitness , Kettlercise and PT
We recommend the lovely Sarah Woodhouse who does Buggyfit and Kettlercise sessions at Melton Mowbray, Stathern, Long Clawson and Rushcliffe Country park
Lots of stores and lots of online stores but we hugely believe in the Derby Runner at Spondon, Derbyshire.
Not only often as cheap as the best online bargain but they actually care what they sell you. They also give so much back to the running community from their own beginner groups to promoting many events throughout the midlands and even travel tours nationally and internationally.
Dont worry if its a long way to go, they often have a stall at events also