Another runner has signed up to run the Belfast City Marathon for Action Mental Health.
Personal trainer Lynne Troughton will run her first ever marathon and has chosen AMH as her benefactor, motivated by her passion for improving mental health through fitness.
Lynne works at the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council-run Dromore Community, taking a number of fitness classes, while studying for a Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies at Southern Regional College in her spare time.
“This will be my first ever marathon and I’m pleased to be running it for Action Mental Health as this charity is close to my heart. Research shows exercise and can improve mental health. This is an area I am very passionate about, in supporting people. When I qualify I hope to start a Counselling Personal Training Programme,” she said.
“Currently one in five people are living with mental health issues including some family, friends and loved ones. I would be truly grateful if you will sponsor me running the Belfast Marathon so we can raise money together to help support people and their families who have mental health issues.”
The deadline to enter the Monday, May 7 event – whether running the full marathon, half marathon, relay, fun run, wheelchair or 8-mile walking event – is this Friday, April 13, so if your feet are itching to prove themselves get on it asap!
You can help Lynne meet her target at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lynne-troughton.