MoRunning ambassador James Martin is running 84km a week this November to raise awareness of the 84 men who die of suicide every week.
James, who lives in Wimbledon, has been a supporter of the Movember Foundation for over seven years raising thousands of pounds a year for the charity to push men to talk about their health, having come very close to suicide himself eight years ago.
Just over two years ago James discovered that running helped his mental health immensely, giving himself time to order his thoughts and relieve his anxiety on a more regular basis. So in 2018, he set himself his first challenge. He decided to run 6km a day (to represent the 6 years men die earlier) and invite someone to run with him every day to talk about men’s health, especially mental health.
Over the month James also traveled more than 1,100 miles to MoRuns in Blackpool (x2), Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, Ipswich, and Greenwich.
The results were incredible, James raised £5,100 for the Movember Foundation and perhaps, more importantly, he had more than 75 conversations with different people about men’s health.
Now James looking to go one step further in 2019 by doubling the distance run each day (12km) and continuing his MoRunning tour. You can join James and help support men’s health at a MoRunning event – find out more about events near you at https://www.mo-running.com/.