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  • #CommunityStories - Inspiring the Next Generation of Runners
    December 17, 2021 This Mum Runs

    #CommunityStories - Inspiring the Next Generation of Runners

    We not only inspire the community, but the next generation or runners too, inspiring our children and setting them on an earlier path of knowing that running can help you lead a life that makes you feel happier and healthier. 

    A community story that captures just that is one from our Bristol community members, Liz Hooper where she shared this story.

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  • Running For Head Space and Mental Health - by Jess Munday
    December 9, 2021 Amy Hodgson

    Running For Head Space and Mental Health - by Jess Munday

    Why do I run? This is a question I have asked myself on numerous occasions throughout my rather tumultuous relationship with running. If you had asked me this back in 2012, I would have told you it was purely to burn calories, or as a punishment for that cheeky chinese that I just didn’t have the willpower to say no to. If someone had told me that running was more than just a weightloss tool I would have laughed in their face. Fast forward to 2021, and that is the last thing I would mention. Community, headspace, friendship, fun….these are all words I would now use, but it has taken me such a long time to get here. 
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  • Time For Me - by Sam Murray
    December 2, 2021 This Mum Runs

    Time For Me - by Sam Murray

    Sam Murray is Vitality's Performance Champion. She is an Olympic Medalist and World Champion in Modern Pentathlon. She took home a Silver Medal during the 2012 Olympics and is a huge champion of female sport and empowerment…and 9 months ago, she became a mum!

    In this blog, Sam talks about the challenges of becoming a new mum and finding that all important headspace and ’Time For Me’.
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  • A word from This Mum Runs Charity Partner Parenting Mental Health
    November 26, 2021 This Mum Runs

    A word from This Mum Runs Charity Partner Parenting Mental Health

    Suzanne Alderson, Community Leader, Change Maker and Advocate for Parents of Children with Poor Mental Health and Founder of This Mum Runs charity partner, Parenting Mental Health shares with us the reason she founded the charity and more about the amazing work they do.

    It isn’t the hope of any parent to see their child suffer, and the prospect of having a child with a mental health issue like anxiety or depression isn’t something many of us have ever considered or can begin to grasp. We can read about it in the news, but it’s not going to happen to us, and not to our child. Is it?
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  • A Guide to Postnatal Running - by Physio Claire Callaghan.
    November 18, 2021 This Mum Runs

    A Guide to Postnatal Running - by Physio Claire Callaghan.

    Thinking about being active post baby.

    Being active after a baby will help you stay mentally and physically well. If you build up gradually, it’s safe. This blog outlines some key benefits of being active, as well as some things to consider and essential guidance.

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  • The Power of Community
    November 11, 2021 Mel Bound

    The Power of Community

    If this year has taught us anything, it’s that community is everything; while life as we know it has been torn apart, what has remained is what mattered most  - human connection, kindness, and doing things for others just to make...

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  • Baby Loss
    November 4, 2021 This Mum Runs

    Baby Loss

    When you lose a baby early on in your pregnancy, most people wouldn't have known about it. It feels very isolating. It’s hard to share and find support because the first thing people will learn about it is not the joy and excitement, but the sad news. I’ve gone on a journey of dealing with my loss -  sharing and getting support has made all the difference for me in this journey.  Here's my honest account.
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  • 7 Simple Steps to a More Confident You
    October 29, 2021 Mel Bound

    7 Simple Steps to a More Confident You

    For many of us, struggling with confidence is a huge blocker when it comes to running.  Self-doubt can appear in all sorts of ways and we might even realise what is happening.  Sound familiar? In this week's blog, Personal Leadership Coach...

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