At the Footpatrol Run Club, you could say we’re use to our heart rates being tested. Whether it’s racing in the Oxford Half Marathon or taking part in the Amsterdam Marathon, things tend to be a lot more faster paced. Last week however, things were a little different. Teaming up with HOKA, we put on our first ever wellness walk.
We’re constantly being told how our mental health is important however, we feel it’s a subject people are still afraid to talk about. We wanted to break that mould. That’s where we wanted to encourage the idea of conversation. With HOKA team member Jhon on hand, we were also joined by two wellbeing advocates in Jimmy Watkins and Samo White. Each one took a moment to show courage, open up and share their story and promote a topic of discussion. From identity to community, from addiction to gender. We discussed in our own ways how each topic has effected us whether it be big or small and how we can promote change.
A huge thank you to everyone who came down and participated. It was a wholesome morning spent on Hampstead Heath with the rain dampening no spirits. With that said, a special shoutout to the Tor Ultra GORE-TEX. That upper and chunky midsole meant for zero slip ups!