|Posted on Wednesday, 22 August, 2007 - 02:48 pm: |
On 30 September, a born and bred Londoner will run the BUPA Great North Run. Andrew McCulloch, who lives in Forest Hill and is the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, hopes to raise £2,500 for the charity, which helps people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.
In preparation for the challenging 13 mile run, Andrew is following a training schedule, which sees him running up to 4 miles, five times a week in his local park. He is a father to two young children and his son sometimes cycles beside him.
Andrew, who has been the Chief Executive at the Foundation for 5 years, said:
ďSince Iíve started training Iíve noticed that Iím feeling more energetic and itís really helping me relax after a day in the office. Taking part in the run is a massive challenge for me because Iíve never done anything like this before. My dad ran for the army and I really hope that Iíve inherited his good running legs!
ďIím joining 25 others who are running for the Foundation. The money that is raised will go towards helping those who have experienced a mental illness.Ē
To sponsor Andrew McCulloch, please visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
According to research by the Foundation exercise is proven to be effective in preventing and treating common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. To find out more about the charityís challenge events visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/challenges or telephone 020 7803 1100.