Fancy doing something charitable and getting fit at the same time? Why not run and raise money for an excellent cause!

By deciding to run for a us, you are not only contributing to their donations, but you are also investing in your physical health and well-being. Running is a great way to help improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as your mental health.

Here’s how to get the best out of running this summer and training for one of our charity runs.

Choose the right time to run 🏃‍♀️

Why not take advantage of the longer summer days and train when it is cooler in the day time, either early morning or in the evening.

Stay hydrated 💧

Remember to stay hydrated during hot summer days and up your intake of electrolytes which help to increase your water-absorption rate.

Wear comfortable clothing 🎽

Wear lightweight clothes when you run, ideally which have vents or mesh. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes from direct sunlight.

Always wear sunscreen 🧴

Ensure you protect your skin by using a water-resistant sunscreen.

Limit alcohol 🍷

Alcohol can make you dehydrated and so avoid this before running as much as possible.

Take it as you come 🙋‍♂️

Some days will be harder than others, so run at the pace that you feel most comfortable at and don’t be too disheartened about a slower time.

Have a great time 👍

A simple one, but be sure to enjoy it! Use it as a way to explore new routes in your neighbourhood or new parks, and take in nature and all that wonderful fresh air!