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Marathon Runners Raising Funds For Isle Of Wight Youth Trust As Part Of Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Awareness week, The Mental Health Foundation are highlighting the impact that movement has on our mental health and feeling of wellbeing with this year’s theme ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

The “Love Running Tuesday Nighters” know all about the benefits of physical activity, and meet every week to run in groups to suit all abilities, beginners, intermediates and advanced.

Jo Randall, from Love Running in Newport, who organises the sessions said:

"Running is well documented to aid good mental health because it offers you head-space, exercise, companionship and social contact.

"We also have volunteer 'listeners' in the group every week in case a member wants to chat about any issues."

New members of all abilities are always welcome by contacting Jo on [email protected]

The Tuesday Nighters are supporting Isle of Wight Youth Trust by choosing them as one of their charities to raise funds for at the Isle of Wight Marathon taking place on October 6.

The Marathon is one of the oldest in the UK and has taken place continuously since 1957.

The event is organised by the Ryde Harriers Running club and participants run the 26.2 mile course starting in Cowes.

Young runner, Lucie Dartigues, said:

“I think running really helps me to wind down after a long day at school especially with exams and university applications coming up, and joining a running club keeps me accountable and enables me to socialise.”

You can support the marathon runners by visiting their fundraising page.

You will be able to spot them training and participating in their bright orange Youth Trust vests.

If you are interested in taking part in the marathon and raising funds for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, please contact: [email protected]

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