PHYISCAL & MENTAL-HEALTH BENEFITS OF RUNNING HIGHLIGHTED as TOP UK RUNNING events COMPANY RunThrough RETURNS AFTER LOCKDOWN…

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After Boris eased lockdown restrictions, it fired the starting gun to boost mental health for millions. Last week, one of the sector’s governing bodies, England Athletics, published guidelines giving event organisers an official ‘green light’ to start staging organised races again, provided they are “Covid-secure”.

Co-founder of RunThroughMatt Wood, staged a very successful events day at Kempton Park on Saturday where 500 runners completed 5k, 10h, half marathon and marathon events. The website traffic on RunThrough was up 100% as runners stretched their legs, head outdoors and re-connected with race friends after the lock lockdown misery.

  • 7 million people across UK (almost one in 10) turned to running or jogging to care for their mental health during Covid crisis, Macmillan Cancer Support survey revealed last month
  • One in seven in UK (14%) told charity that going running or jogging had helped them to de-stress since the first lockdown last…

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