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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…

Our London Bridges Challenge starts, literally, as a walk in the park. But, after starting in the beautiful Battersea Park, the full 10-mile distance takes you right the way through the heart of London, across 12 bridges and to spectacular sights that make it more than just ‘a walk in the park’. That said, this challenge really…

Thought you couldn’t run a marathon? Think again. Our new Run26 challenge is open to runners of all abilities. You’re not expected to run long distances straightaway and can go at your own pace. So with the challenge open for those looking to get into running for the first time, or wanting to keep fit,…

Volunteers’ Week runs from 1 – 7 June every year, and once again we’re well into the swing of celebrating the work that volunteers do here at Diabetes UK. It’s easy to talk about the huge difference volunteers make to our cause because the list is endless and wide ranging. Words like ‘amazing’, ‘incredible’, ‘wonderful’ and…