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29 Mar

Our quarterly #RunandTalk event returns on April 8!

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is hosting an event for your mental health and we want to see you there!

Our quarterly ‘#RunandTalk’ event has been taking place for the past two years and it’s back on the 8th of April.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of mental health issues by discussing the topic on the whole or by exploring our own experiences regarding mental health, followed by a steady 3-5k run at your own pace. The event caters to people of all ages and abilities, so there’s no need to worry if you’re not an experienced runner!

The concept was created by England Athletics with the aim of removing the stigma around the topic which often prevents people from sharing their problems.

So, what’s in it for me?

First of all, it’s free! Secondly, you will be able to meet a host of people working at Yorkshire Cricket Club and chat to them about their experiences at work and share your thoughts with them around anything that is on your mind.

There will be tea and biscuits after the event in the Yorkshire Cricket Centre and you will receive a number of fantastic freebies, including T-shirts, shoe tags and pins.

Mental health is a very serious issue that must be targeted, and with your help we can make that happen! Recently there have been plenty of campaigns advocating this idea such as ‘Time to change’ and a charity called ‘Mind’.

Many celebrities have also been promoting the idea of discussing the subject at hand, with Stephen Fry saying:

Once the understanding is there, we can all stand up and not be ashamed of ourselves, then it makes the rest of the population realise that we are just like them but with something extra.

You may be put off by the concept of going for a run, but the benefits of doing so are far broader than you may think.

Exercise releases stress, increases your self-esteem and provides you with a great sense of fulfilment once completed.

It also helps clear your mind and allows you to meet new friends, as well as obviously having a host of physical benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, improved body composition and a lower resting heart rate.

The event starts at 5.30 pm on Monday, 8th April at the Yorkshire Cricket Centre, St Michael’s Lane, LS6 3BU.

If you would like to attend or for more information, please email Jessica.bunn@yorkshirecricketfoundation.


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