Can you and your Run Leader host a #RunAndRevise session for students?
During the week of 13-19 May, we are encouraging young people to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running one+ mile and have a chat as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Be part of this new campaign by asking your Run Leader to register a run for 16-18 or 18-25 year olds.
RunTogether Run Leaders are able to schedule their sessions now and then tag their run with #RunAndRevise from the start of April.
Read more about #RunAndRevise
How to protect yourself from injury with DW Fitness First
Strength is the name of the game when it comes to making yourself resistant to injury. And the key is to understand how your body works — or, more importantly, how it should work.
By making minor adjustments to your posture and strength, you can ensure everything works pretty much as it should. But because we spend our lives today working on computers and sat at our desks, we are all prone to incorrect posture, poor hip strength, lack of mobility and so on.
We've listened to your FAQ'S!
Following feedback from the National Running Show and questions we are asked on social media, we have revised our frequently asked questions on our website.
So whether you want to know how to tackle hills, how to spot the signs of dehydration or want to know what gait analysis involves, we can help!
Head over to our new FAQ page specifically for runners.
Mental Health Champion T-Shirts
We are so thrilled to announce that we now have 593 Mental Health Champions, across England Athletics affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups. The role of a Mental Health Champion is to support people to access the mental wellbeing benefits of running, remove stigma and get people talking about mental health.
As a thank you for the great work Mental Health Champions are doing and to help raise awareness of #RunAndTalk we asked you back in December to send in your orders for a FREE t-shirt. We have sent out 363 t-shirts in total and you should have now received yours in the post.
Missed the deadline? Not to worry, email us here, with your full name, address and t-shirt size by Friday 29th March.
One order per group, t-shirts only for appointed Mental Health Champions.
We would love to see pictures of you wearing your t-shirts, please tag us on Facebook and Instagram or Tweet us. Use the hashtags #MentalHealthChampions and #RunAndTalk
Appointed Mental Health Champions can request to join the closed Facebook group HERE
Run Leader courses available - but not for long!
For those of you wanting to apply for the Run Leader (LiRF) course, please find our course availability for April.
Become a Run Leader and take your RunTogether experience further and help others; just as your RunLeader has supported you.
Group of the Month: RunTogether Power Runners
This group of runners met through the C25K programme and continued to run together to work towards their goals such as 10K races. As the group grew, Mother and Daughter, Sandra and Simone wanted to ensure the sessions were organised, supportive and encouraging. Daughter Simone went on to qualify as a LiRF Leader and joined force with one other friend to become Run Leaders and create the group, RunTogether Power Runs. They have completed two, six week running courses one for improvers and one for intermediates and they are set to offer a beginners course in Spring. As Sandra and Simone are both Mental Health Champions they work with their local Mind charity and host weekly #RunAndTalk sessions, which are proving increasingly popular.
The group use both the Run Leader and Runner Apps and say it is ‘fantastic for keeping everything organised and making sure everyone is checked in and can be contacted if necessary'. They hope their group grows from strength to strength and so do we! Congratulations all, keep up the great work!
RunTogether in numbers!
- 93.543 Active Runners
- 785,095 Run Sessions Booked
- 2,202 RunTogether Groups