Dagenham 88s hold #runandtalk event for World Mental Heath Day
PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 18 October 2018
Dagenham 88 Runners held a special #runandtalk event in honour of World Mental Health Day.
A large group turned up for a brisk two mile walk and friendly chat, headed by club mental health champions Louise Chappell, Lyne Northcott and Rosina Salmon.
Chappell said: “After my dad was diagnosed with cancer I wanted to do something to raise money so I signed up for a race. I found it made me feel more positive and cope better.”
Northcott added: “I love my Dagenham 88 family. Being around such positive people counteracts the negative thoughts I sometimes have.”
Salmon said: “I’ve always found running has been great for burning off stress. We all have a bad day from time to time and a a run always makes me feel better.”
Dagenham 88s plan to hold more #runandtalk events in the run up to Christmas.
Training nights take place on Tuesdays at May & Baker and Thursdays at the Jim Peters Stadium, Mayesbrook Park, both at 7.30pm.