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My name is Jack Bridge. I’m 24 years old, and have been swimming since I was 4. I represent TeamGB, and at London 2012 came fourth in the 100m breaststroke, and in 2014 came fourth in the European Championships. This year I have decided to take part in the Diabetes UK Swim 22 challenge, where…

I’m Jack Bridge, and I’m a para athlete swimmer. I’ve been in the pool since I was four years old, and now swim an average of twenty miles per week. I’ve competed in the Paralympics and World Championships, in backstroke, breaststroke and medley races. It’s a great form of exercise, for many reasons. It…

Rachel has completed a number of running challenges with us here at Diabetes UK, including currently taking part in our Run26 challenge. In doing so, she’s developed an appreciation for something she previously didn’t have an appetite for — running in an urban environment. And she’s kindly agreed to share what she enjoys about it…

Hayley Jarvis, Head of Physical Activity at Mind, shares with us the all-important benefits of running to our mental health. In her spare time, Hayley is a mental health advocate and a peer volunteer/run leader for Dudley Mind. We’re all aware of the physical health benefits of being active including reduced risk of diseases, healthier…

If you’re new to running, or dusting off the cobwebs after a lengthy time-out, it can be hard to know where to start. So we’ve got it down to five essentials that will help you get those feet out the door. Set yourself a goal, or target. Taking on the Run26 challenge is a brilliant…