Running for mental wellbeing in Brighton and Hove

Put on your running shoes
Put on your running shoes

Getting outside and moving is a great way to feel better.

On Monday, June 17 at 6.30am, Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club is leading a short run for improved mental and physical health starting at the King Alfred car park.

This is the third improved mental health run organised by club members in the last 12 months, and is open to beginners and experienced runners.

Club member Lucy Roughly said: “This is for new runners who might not necessarily think how good it is for mental well being.

“Getting out there and getting exercise is great fun.”

The run is 15 minutes out and 15 minutes back.

Carol Grant, running club member said: “It doesn’t matter how slow or fast you are, so it’s great for people who want to walk.

“We start with a social warm up so it’s fine if you don’t do much running.

“We want people to come along if they think ‘I might enjoy that’.”

Anyone interested in finding out more without running on Monday, is welcome to the social gathering afterwards at the Better Half pubin Hove Place.

This year the club, based at Hove Recreation Ground, aims to raise £2,000 for its nominated charity Mind.