Fit For Life!

As we wave goodbye to 2021, many of you will be planning your 2022 New Year’s resolutions… The most popular resolutions for 2021 were exercising more and improving fitness (according to a Discover Happy Habits survey), and 2022 is expected to mirror these. So take a moment to read our top tips for staying ‘fit for life’ during your Winter visit to Rutland.

Rutland is one of the best destinations in Great Britain if you love to walk, run, cycle or sail. Just turn up – there are bikes to hire (including tandems and bikes with buggies that toddlers will love), sailing and watersports courses with wetsuit hire available and miles and miles of stunning scenery to walk, run or amble in.

Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced runner, join our weekly ‘Park Run’ every Saturday morning from 9:00am. The event is part of the hugely popular national ‘Park Run’ scheme and takes places at Rutland Water, Normanton Road, Edith Weston LE15 8HD. It costs nothing to take part, all you need to do is register your details. This is a fabulous opportunity to run in a very friendly, inclusive atmosphere arranged free of charge every week by enthusiastic volunteers in spectacular countryside. Please contact by email [email protected] for more information.

If you fancy taking up triathlon, Rutland has a range of facilities for novices and experienced triathletes alike, we recommend getting in touch with Inspire2tri.  With expert coaching, physiotherapy and extensive training facilities, you’ll be shown how to turn your sporting dreams into personal achievements, regardless of your starting point.  Their Active Rehabilitation classes are very popular and there are exciting developments for a new state-of-the-art swimming and aqua therapy pool.  If you’d like to know more about how to improve your swimming cycling, running and triathlon skills in a safe and friendly environment, contact Inspire2Tri on 01572 244224 

Rutland also hosts a number of sporting events throughout the year and 2022 will not disappoint! Check out our list of just a few events taking place next year:

13th March: Burghley7
2nd April: Rutland Spring Half Marathon Walk
3rd April: Rutland Spring Half Marathon
25th June: Rutland 10km run
26th June: Dambuster Triathlon
21st July: SwimRutland TowerSwim
7th August: SwimRutland
3rd September: SwimRutland NightSwim
11th September: Vitruvian Triathlon
25th September: The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon
10th-12th November: Rutland Night 10k

With rolling hillsides, winding country lanes and a patchwork quilt of nature stretching out endlessly, we have some of the best Horse Riding facilities in the UK. Pretty bridleways lead you through the county and provide the perfect opportunity for horses and riders to enjoy a change of scene and a change of pace. With both indoors and outdoors facilities available, there’s a riding experience for you come rain or shine, regardless of your ability.

Why not take a weekend golfing break? We have a plethora of excellent courses to play in Rutland, several with breath-taking views across Rutland Water and each with their own challenges.

Did you know that the modern game of golf originated in the 15th century in Scotland?

Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf & Conference Centre features two 18-hole and one 9-hole course as well as fully equipped Clubhouse, pro-shop and driving range. Telephone: 01780 460444
Rutland Water Golf Course, situated in Edith Weston, has a driving range, 9-hole par-18-hole course. For more information telephone: 01572 737525