Run Wild Manchester is first and foremost a community, encouraging one another to live a healthy lifestyle. With groups for all abilities, students, staff and alumni of the University of Manchester meet once a week to take part in a running session around the streets of Manchester.
Members run with us for all different reasons, with Ellie Caitlin Williams saying, “I first started running when doing my A levels because I decided I needed to improve my fitness level. When I first started university, I felt very lonely and isolated and running massively helped my mental health and made me feel far more confident. Joining a running club also helped me to meet lots of people at university… Overall, I run for my mental health as it allows me to think clearly in stressful situations.”
As a community of runners, we like to choose events that we can all participate in together. The Run Media City event series was the perfect event for this and a great way to keep members training, especially when fewer runners were about in the summer holidays. The 3 events were really well organised with members improving dramatically over the course of the 3 months with several PB’s being achieved by the final event.
We can’t wait for the next Run Through event that we’ll be participating in, Run Heaton Park on 25th November.
Find out more about Run Wild Manchester HERE