Runners club launches mental health runs

Posted On 11 Jul 2017 at 1:54 pm

Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club members have started a series of short beginners’ runs to help improve mental health.

The next 30-minute run will take place next Monday at 6.30pm starting at the King Alfred car park, for people who want support getting started or experienced runners.

This follows two successful runs in the past year which started after the club nominated Mind as its charity.

Carol Grant, running club member said: “It doesn’t matter how slow or fast you are, so it’s great for people who want to walk.
“We start with a social warm up so it’s fine if you don’t do much running.

“We want people to come along if they think ‘I might enjoy that’.”

Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to see what they can do and get their body moving.

Club member Lucy Roughly said: “This is for new runners who might not necessarily think how good it is for mental well being.

“Getting out there and getting exercise is great fun.”

Anyone interested in finding out more without running on Monday is welcome to the social gathering afterwards at the Better Half pub in Hove Place.

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