|Residents Set the Pace for Mental Health|
|Tuesday, 27 October 2009 10:23|
Local residents took part in a 5km fun run around Springfield Hospital on Saturday 24th October in order to promote mental health.
The run was organised by South West London and St. George’s Medical Health Trust. Sadiq started the race, which included staff, carers and service users from the hospital. The London Ambulance Service were also in attendance.
Runners completed three laps around the perimeter of Springfield Hospital before attending a medal ceremony for winners of various categories. Those entering received chips, run numbers and an official time from race organisers, and staff, carers and service users from the hospital will all be participating.
Sadiq Khan, who is himself a keen runner, said: “This is something for people of all ages to get involved in, regardless of ability. We all know how important it is to exercise, but our exercise should be fun. And that’s what this event is about – bringing the community together to highlight the benefits of physical activity.”
The Springfield Fun Run formed part of a series of Healthy Living Initiatives organised by South West London and St. George’s Medical Health Trust. There was also live music from Sound Minds on the day.
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