Elswick’s Run-Talk Initiative

Thank you to Christiane James, Keith Batey & Emma Simblett for organising & hosting a successful Run-Talk evening for club & non-club runners. Words by Christiane James: The Talk Run event organised by Keith Batey, Emma Sim and myself with Elswick Harriers support, on Thursday 7th September was very successful. In spite of a persistently heavy rain more than 23 people participated. They ran from Newburn activity centre to Blaney Row and then back to the centre via the riverside path and the Boathouse pub. Then some of us went on to The Keelman pub to continue chatting.
The objective of the event was to encourage the participants in sharing their concerns with fellow runners and in doing so highlighting the benefits of physical activities regarding mental health and wellbeing.
We would like to say that we did achieve this objective as once the Run was over, the Chat continued, thanks to social media, and some of our members felt then that they could open up about their concerns. As a result it allowed other Elswick Harriers members to give support and encouragements. Thank you all for your support.
Below is a photo of Team Run-Talk below: