DATES FOR THE DIARY
The next RunAndTalk events will be held on the following dates:
Our #RunAndTalk Tuesdays are open to everyone, and have proved very popular. These provide a great opportunity to meet and chat with fellow members, offer the chance for people to reconnect with the club if they aren’t currently able to run for whatever reason, or simply if anyone wants to pop along to find out more about HJ!
On the above dates there will be at least one dedicated RunAndTalk / ‘Introduction to HJ’ group on offer, alongside our regular group runs, leaving BBH at 7pm.
As we have more than one leader, pace and distance can be adjusted to suit – everyone will be accommodated.
Afterwards, whether you have run or not, please join us in the leisure centre café, from approx. 8pm – where tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided!
Our trained RunAndTalk Mental Health Champions are also on hand for a chat, in confidence, and can help signpost runners to other support networks if required.
England Athletics Affiliated clubs and Run Together Groups will be supporting #RunAndTalkWeek, which will once again place a focus on improving mental wellbeing through running – encouraging people to help break the stigma around the subject by meeting for a run and discussing mental health.
This year #RunAndTalkWeek – in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity – will take place between Monday 19th and Sunday 25th September.
See Horsham Joggers Facebook page for more details.
As a club we will also be participating in other England Athletics national campaigns, including #RunAndRevise, Time to Talk Day (3rd Feb) and World Mental Health Day.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
An Evening with Phil Hewitt.
We had a fantastic, inspirational evening in the company of Phil Hewitt; marathon runner and author of Outrunning The Demons (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Phil talked honestly and emotionally about the massive mental health benefits of running, his own experiences and those of the people he interviewed for his brilliant book.
The evening was attended by over 60 of you, including our guests from Mels Milers running club. We hope everyone who came along enjoyed the talk, and hope to host some similar events in the near future.