Run for Mental Health
Join Clare Smith for a 5K run
Clare has found running to be a great way of managing her own wellbeing. She enjoys seeing others find solace in running too.
If you'd like to join Clare for a run, we're meeting @ HEAD OFFICE, ENDERBY
Monday 9th and/or Thursday 12th May @ 5.15pm
Start & Finish @ Product Reception Head Office
Running regularly at a moderate or vigorous level can improve your mental health. Running also improves your memory and your ability to learn.
Running outside has other benefits, like lessening feelings of loneliness and isolation. Running can reduce stress, depression and anxiety. It can also improve your sleep habits.
Click here for more info on the benefits of running
Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world.
Saturday morning events are 5K and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2K junior Parkruns for children aged four to fourteen.
Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run volunteer or spectate.
Click here for all things parkrun
Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50 something mum get off the couch and start running, too.
The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.
Download the FREE NHS Couch to 5K APP OR download the weekly podcasts here
It's easy to follow, with a choice of celebrity supportive trainers. Check out Laura's video where she talks about her running journey.