By Kai Fletcher…….

Running is not just about fitness it’s about having the right frame of mind. If you are not in the correct mental state then you can guarantee you will fail.

Running helps people think. In fact personally I solve mathematics whilst running! A run helps clear your thoughts. 

Running is a symbol of strength. In the 1936 Olympics Jesse Owens was a black American runner who represented everything that an athlete should and even stood up to Hitler.

Running is an internationally recognised sport so there are no excuses, all you need is a track or create your own circuit.

Buy a cheap set of headphones, stick them in an mp3/4 player or your smartphone, create a playlist of your favourite songs from my point of view every song should have a motivational message.

Dieting is not always necessary but like myself who trains for certain events, in the run up (no pun intended) to it you should increase water consumption and eat a lot of Carbohydrates and Proteins.

My next big challenge, the Esentepe Fun, Run and Ramble, is now getting close and my family and I are going for a hat-trick set  of runs on the 9th April in aid of Tulips (Help those with Cancer Association).

We are looking for sponsors again.. but we are also looking for people to join us on the 3 runs and really get the “hat-trick club” going – 8kms at 10.30; 2kms at 11.30 and 5kms at 12 noon.

Do come and join us as participants or runners and sponsorship forms for the Esentepe Fun, Run and Ramble 2017 are available by emailing efrar2017@outlook.com and we do hope you will support us.

You can read my first article about running in the EFRAR 2016 race by clicking here.