22nd Jan, 2017

Make a New Year's resolution to get in shape for charity

Leamington Editorial 11th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PEOPLE are being encouraged to make a new year’s resolution to get in shape for charity.

The Stroke Association’s annual five kilometre Resolution Run takes place at Warwick Castle on Sunday March 20.

The event aims to give people the motivation to get in shape as well as helping raise funds to support those affected by stroke.

At least half of strokes could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control and exercising more.

Sophie James from the Stroke Association said: “Many New Year’s Resolutions focus on improving our health by stopping smoking, eating lots of fruit and vegetables or joining a gym. The Resolution Run at Warwick Castle is the ideal event for people in Warwickshire who have made a New Year’s resolution to get more active.

“The events are open to all ages and abilities, and participants can run, jog or walk the routes. We’ll also provide a full training guide to help keep Resolution Runners on track every step of the way.”

Entry costs £15 and includes a running top and medal.

Visit www.stroke.org.uk/resolution for more information or to enter.