We recently had the pleasure of creating Chester-based kilometre club founder, Kieran, a Personal Best Vest print to commemorate his achievement in the Heaton Park 10k January last year - back when mass participation events were still underway, and not only did Kieran run a fantastic time, he also enjoyed a first place finish in the event. Although very proud to have won his first event, he never set out to win races or break records...
“Running for me is a release. It’s a chance to temporarily switch off from everyday troubles and worries. It’s my ‘me time’ and I think you appreciate it so much more after having some time away.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always straight forward – the injuries, failed PB’S, running in winter months, strength work, foam rolling, stretch work… it’s not all smiles, medals and PB’s. However, it does wonders for my mental health and there really are fewer greater kicks out there than that post-run feeling. When I return home I’m mentally fresher and physically stronger – it’s a no brainer for me.
My main aim for starting the club was to simply encourage people to run and to provide the opportunity for people to run together. The kilometre club helps to bring likeminded people together who simply want to improve their health, as well as their physical and mental wellbeing.”
Founded in 2019, the kilometre club is all about community, achieving your goals while enjoying your running and good mental health. We’re excited to team up with the club and offer 3 different colour variations of prints that can be personalised with any running achievement with 10% of print proceeds donated to MS Society.
“Being a part of a community can give us opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and makes us feel safe and secure. It's important for every person to have a sense of community.
Achievement is more important than material or financial reward. Achieving the aim or task gives greater personal satisfaction than receiving praise or recognition
Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. Study after study shows the benefits of regular exercise. Not only does exercise help reduce risk of disease but also help to reduce anxiety & depression.”
kilometre club also have coaching programs suitable for all levels and regular challenges for members to share their progress with like-minded people and keep motivated.
If you’re interested in improving health, physical fitness, mental wellbeing and want to do it around other likeminded people, then join the club ✅ www.kilometreclub.co.uk