Running Routes in Basingstoke
There are lots of running routes in Basingstoke for you runners. Getting out and running around our great town is a fantastic way of not only keeping fit but also exploring the surrounding areas.
We’ll list some of our running routes in Basingstoke below, then you can go and check these out. Once you’ve completed any of the routes let us know how they’ve gone in the comment section below.
Let’s get into it…
Down Grange (Basingstoke Athletics Track)
Distance: 3.11 Miles
Down Grange Route Information
The first route we have here is starting and finishing at Down Grange (Basingstoke Athletics Track). It’s 3.11 miles with an ascent of 130ft within the route. It’s just a large loop starting by running up Pack Lane, then turning left at the traffic lights onto Kempshott lane. After 0.3 of a mile, you then turn left onto Homestead Road. You’ll stay here until you hit Winchester Road, turn left and follow it all the way to the round-about. This is where you’ll start the home straight back in Pack lane. This run will burn 331 kcals.
Complete Performance Gym Route
Distance: 0.91 miles
Complete Performance Route Information
This Route starts and finishes from our very own Gym. Perfect for those keen ones who would like to finish off their workout with a light jog before heading home. Or maybe you would like to extend your warm up before dropping into one of our Bootcamps.
Basingstoke Town Route
Distance: 2:30 miles
Basingstoke Running Route
Within this first instalment of running routes in Basingstoke, This route is our favourite, This is both a town and scenic route all rolled into one. You start off at Eastrop Park car park, which is free of charge. Clip the outer edge of town, before heading round The War Memorial Park, then back to Eastrop Park.
Rather Run With Other People?
fancy meeting up with a group of like-minded runners? have a look at some running clubs within Basingstoke.
Running Clubs in Basingstoke
Basingstoke Athletics Club has a great range of runners who train regularly and meet at various places around Basingstoke. You may have already seen them running around on your travels.
Other notable running clubs in Basingstoke:
Running Events in Basingstoke
There are a few running events that take place in Basingstoke, so If you fancy challenging yourself in a competitive environment. Check the list below:
Basingstoke 10k 2018
Date: Sunday 17 Jun 2018
Venue: Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5SN View map
St Michael’s Hospice Run
Details will be posted here:
Basingstoke Half Marathon 2018:
Date: Sunday 7th October 2018
Basingstoke Park Run
When: Every Saturday at 9:00 am
Where: The War Memorial Park, Basingstoke.
As you can see there are a good amount running routes in Basingstoke with lots of competitive races, so there is no excuse if you want to get involved and challenge yourself.
But why would you want to go out running?
The Benefits of Running
A regular running can elevate your mood and help you build self-esteem, it also increases your self-confidence as you hit fitness and weight loss targets. Running can help with mild depression.
Running is one of the best ways to give your heart a great workout. By running frequently you’ll improve circulation and dramatically reduce the chance of a heart attack, high blood pressure and a stroke. The common runner can burn a thousand calories an hour throughout a training session.
Also If you run often, you’re continually taxing your bones and muscles. Because the bones are stimulated they remain stronger and do not easily weaken with age.
Running can also help strengthen your immune system, which means you will be less likely to suffer from minor illnesses & colds compared to the average person. By going running, it will also increase blood flow to the brain, which in turn helps the brain receive more oxygen & nutrients so you’ll likely to be more productive at work & in everyday life.
Sleep & Mood
Finally, studies show that people that run often find it a lot easier to get to sleep at night and sleep longer. Furthermore, running increases your ability to cope with every day minor irritations and stresses. Endorphin’s created by exercise means that people who run are often happier than those who don’t exercise. It can also increase patience, humour and ambition.
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