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Baby, I was born to run

Although it’s now February, and making resolutions is ‘so last month’, I’m going to give it a go anyway:

I am going to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air. To achieve this I am going to sign up for another running event (I did the Royal Parks Half Marathon last year). This year – to get me in my trainers and out the house – I might do the Kilomathon in London in the Autumn.

Right, now it’s in print, I actually have to do it.

The thing is, my January has been very exciting and ALL about running, but with very little, er, actual running.  

On 24 January Save the Children launched its biggest-ever campaign – No Child Born to Die. Every child should have the chance to fulfil their potential, and through our work all over the world Save the Children is fighting to give children this chance. One of the main ways people can support Save the Children is to let us know what they were born to do. Born to Run is a community of people wanting to do what they can, by doing what they love – running – to save children’s lives. Easy.

So there are lots of exciting opportunities for runners coming up. Save the Children, in partnership with Women’s Running, has developed new fundraising workout classes – which led me to spend a very cold Sunday in the delights of East Ham, taking a course in Leadership in Running Fitness! The workout classes are being launched on 12 February by the brilliant Peta Bee. Other ways you can show you were Born to Run is by taking a parkrun challenge for Save the Children. Or alternatively, join me in the Kilomathon, or other running events going on around the country.

Looks like keeping my news resolution will be easy…

If you were Born to Run – or even if you just want to find out whether you were – email me to find out more about how you can get involved at events@savethechildren.org.uk  or join the Born to Run Facebook page.

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