When asked how the programme has impacted his life, Kevin responded with:
“Attending Run for Me sessions on a Monday morning has improved my physical and mental wellbeing enormously.
“Since joining, I feel more confident in my physical abilities, having completed two half marathons last year and my first marathon back in April 2022, which Dudley (our coach) kindly provided me with a training plan for.”
Like everyone else in the Run for Me programme, Kevin has been amazed by the friendships made with the other participants.
“What I’ve found is an amazing group of people led by a very personable, knowledgeable and dare I say it, witty coach.”
The friendships have blossomed so much that they now meet almost every Wednesday and Friday for additional running sessions, social functions, and even enter race events together, such as Run Norwich.
Kevin also believes the programme and sessions provided people with a sense of escapism throughout the pandemic and tumultuous year that 2022 has been, and would encourage anyone to sign up for Run for Me.
Run for Me, which is supported by Massimo Sky, is a community running group, which has an added focus on supporting its participants’ mental health and wellbeing.
The group meets once a week, at 10am on a Monday, for a 60-minute running session led by qualified running coaches, followed by a 30-minute social session.