9 Jan

Jo Urges Scots To Make Running Their Resolution

British athlete and ‘Supermum’, Jo Pavey MBE is calling on Scots to make a New Year’s Resolution to sign up for a Stroke Association Resolution Run. The charity is hosting three runs the first of which will be held at Dundee’s Camperdown Park on 25 February.

Further runs will be held on 4 March at Cramond Foreshore, Edinburgh and 11 March in Glasgow Green.

The 43-year-old long-distance runner and World, European and Commonwealth medallist, has teamed up with the charity to encourage people to take part in a 5k or 10k Resolution Run.

Pavey said: “You don’t have to be a medal-winning athlete to take on a Resolution Run for the Stroke Association. These events are ideal for people who are putting on their trainers for their first charity run, through to more experienced runners. The added bonus is that the funds you raise will help even more people recover from a devastating stroke.  

“As a mother juggling the demands of being a full-time athlete, I know how tricky it can be to find the time to train. I often push a buggy on my training runs and clock up miles on the treadmill while the kids are in bed. The Stroke Association offers support every step of the way to help you reach your New Year goals. So make a resolution that counts this year and sign up today.”

The events are open to all ages and abilities, and participants can run, jog or walk their way to the finish line.

Kirsty Scott, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at the Stroke Association, in Scotland said: “A Resolution Run is exactly that – a resolution for the New Year that counts. It's the ideal event for families and friends who want to do something fun together while getting more active in 2018. Over 120,000 people in Scotland are living with the effects of stroke and many are in need of support. By signing up to a Resolution Run, each runner will help us ensure that we can continue to help stroke survivors and their families as they rebuild their lives.”

Entry fee is just £16. All runners receive a technical running T-shirt and medal. For more information about entering or volunteering at the Resolution Run, visit the Stroke Association website or email resolution@stroke.org.uk or call 0300 330 0740.