• #RunnerFullStop

     

    In 2014 Sport England identified "a fear of judgement" as the overarching barrier to exercise for women in the UK.

     

    #RunnerFullStop is a year long campaign from This Mum Runs with a very simple aim: to empower more women to believe in themselves.

     

    Imagine if you stopped worrying what people thought, what you might do?

     

    We will prove to you that when it comes to running age, size, shape, pace, experience and clothing simply don’t matter. If you run, you ARE a Runner. Full Stop.

     

  • Why #RunnerFullStop?

    The idea for #RunnerFullStop has grown from hundreds of conversations with women in the This Mum Runs community who when asked: "Do you run?”, almost without fail add a 'but' to their response:

     

    “Yes I run...

     

    ...but I’m really slow

    ...but I’m always at the back

    ...but I hold people back

    ...but I haven’t run in weeks

    ...but I wobble everywhere”.


    It has grown out of years of working with thousands of women who have been too scared to start running because they think that people will laugh, that 'white van men' will beep their horns, that they are too unfit, that they don’t know what to wear, that it will ‘be like school PE’.

     

    Sound familiar?


    We’ve decided that enough is enough. Because running is not about appearances, race times or performance. It should never be about fear of ridicule or worrying what to wear.

     

    At This Mum Runs running is about time to yourself, headspace, freedom, friendship, community and wellbeing. We believe that running to how you feel because of how it makes you feel is the biggest leveller of all.


    If you put your trainers on, get out the door and run, you’re a Runner. Full Stop.


    We'll be building momentum over the next 12 months to spread the #RunnerFullStop message and empower women everywhere.

     

    Working with Bristol poet Beth Calverley, we'll showcase the stories of twelve ordinary women who run with a series of short and inspiring films.

     

    We hope they inspire YOU to get your trainers on and run.

     

  • Introducing Claire

    A Runner, Full Stop.

    ““In January 3rd 2016 I downloaded the couch to 5k app. I was overweight (18 stone 5 pounds) and asthmatic, and wanted to lose weight and set a better example to my daughters. I hadn't exercised properly since school and had NEVER run. I grew boobs at age 12 and running wasn't something I was going to do voluntarily in public, especially after the pointing and whispering from the boys at school.


    My daughters came with me on my first ever c25k session and they were so excited and enthusiastic that I knew I had to keep going.


    But something in me changed during those first few months of running as it quickly stopped being about weight loss and fitness - it became about pride, time with my own thoughts and doing it for me.


    I kept a blog (www.chunkyrunner41.com) and I entered races which I regularly came last in. Although I found (find) running hard, it is now an integral part of the whole family’s life and is something I need to do. Last year I ran a half marathon and my daughters were so proud as I crossed the finish line that it makes me tearful just to think of their faces.

     

    I am a Runner, full stop.”

  • Get Involved

    We're changing the way women feel about exercise forever. Be a part of our growing movement:

     

    • Share the videos with your friends online using our hashtag #RunnerFullStop
    • OWN your running story by sharing it with us on Facebook or Instagram using our hashtag #RunnerFullStop.
    • Join us at one of our FREE This Mum Runs social runs (details of current locations here)

     

    Stay up to date with everything #RunnerFullStop and all other This Mum Runs news by clicking the button below

  • The #RunnerFullStop Collection

    Be a part of the #RunnerFullStop movement and tell the world.

    Check out our range of #RunnerFullStop sweatshirts, tees and vests. Wear them with pride!

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