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Diabetes UK chosen charity for Simplyhealth, The National Running Show and more – this week’s fitness news – Friday 18th January

Simplyhealth-Great-Run-Series-Diabetes-UKThis week's fitness news, including Simplyhealth Great Run Series and The National Running Show

This week’s fitness news is an event-heavy one, with the highly anticpated National Running Show returning for a second year at Birmingham NEC.

General announcements

Simplyhealth has announced its chosen its official charity partner for the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019: Diabetes UK.

Diabetes is the fastest growing health crisis of our time with almost 3.7 million people living with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It’s thought that almost 1 million are living with the condition but don’t currently know as it’s not been diagnosed, with an additional 12.3 million in the UK at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

We’re excited about the opportunity to increase awareness of how physical activity can help people manage or reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Exercise can also help people with Type 1 to gain better control over their condition…. Together we can reach more people at risk of Type 2 diabetes and help them make positive changes to their health, in order to prevent one of the biggest health challenges facing people living in the UK.

Laura Kirkwood, Head of Community and Events at Diabetes UK

The latest fitness launches

Here’s some ‘gymspiration’ we can all get behind… Deliveroo have teamed up with YMCA to develop the ultimate gym class. Complete it and you’ll be rewarded with Deliveroo credit!

Teaming up with fitness expert Jane Wake to create the completely free ROO-T CAMP classes (available in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Cardiff), the classes includes a mixture of cycling, stair climbing, balance and weight lifting.

This comes following research that shows food delivery cyclists burn the most calories per hour whilst working (roughly 1,080).

Deliveroo have teamed up with YMCA, offering fitness classes for free food

Upcoming fitness events

We can’t start this section off without, of course, reminding you that it’s The National Running Show this weekend at B’ham NEC. We’ve done a whole piece this week on What’s On at this year’s National Running Show which covers off the five main areas of the show:

  • The Main Stage
  • Interactive features
  • Expert advice
  • 1-to-1 coaching sessions
  • Kit yourself out

Check out our latest post to read more about who’s speaking, what brands are attending and the various interactive features you can get involved in. If you are going to the exhibition and you’re a keen runner, you must get a gait analysis done; knowing your running style and wearing the right shoes will make your job a whole lot easier.

Book your tickets ahead of going to save time in the queues.

The National Running Show

Discounted early bird tickets for entry to The Running Festival at Goodwood. Taking place on Sunday 14th July, there are just six months until the festival takes place. There are a variety of early bird tickets available until 31st January:

  • 10K – £20 unaffiliated / £22 affiliated
  • Half marathon – £29 unaffiliated / £31 affiliated
  • Family 1.1 mile – $5 for children aged 11+ running accompanied / all children aged 10 and under must run with an accompanying paying adult

Entry to the 10K and half marathon includes a technical race souvenir t-shirt, bespoke medal, free official race photos, free pre- and post-race massage, chip timed results, SRG paers, race treats and carton of the water at the finish, free parking and access to the Summer Running Party after the race.

All those taking part in the Family 1.1 mile will receive a medal, carton of water and a treat bag.

Sam Walker
the authorSam Walker
Sam is a regular gym goer who loves a strong spin or step class. Her main fitness goal is to tone up and be a healthier / fitter version of herself.

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