Mums on the run: A Meet & Move story

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“It makes you feel good in yourself, it’s time to think, time to get away, time to just switch off for a little bit and chat about something that isn’t work, children or families.”  

Ella King, Active Champion

When we meet, can we move? Local resident and Active Champion Ella King spotted an opportunity to meet & move that fitted into her new daily routine.

running group

Like many of us, home working became the norm for Ella during 2020, and it was through this change in routine that her running group “Mums on the run” was born.

Ella noticed that herself and other mums were meeting near to the school for drop offs, and turned that meeting into an opportunity to go for a short run around the nearby tow path. This allowed the mums to catch up in a COVID-19 safe manner, and enabled them to slot in a jog before work, setting them up to have a productive day, knowing that their exercise was already taken care of.

running group

You can watch our video on the Mums on the Run group below.

Find your own way to Meet and Move

If you’re interested in making movement a part of your meetings, then there are lots of options open to you. You could change meetings that you already have at home or at work or set up a running group of your own. Visit our Meet and Move campaign page to find more inspiration.