- Published: Friday, 11 January 2019 08:12
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Diabetes UK has been chosen as the official charity partner of the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019, including the Great North Run, the world’s biggest half marathon. By partnering with Diabetes UK, Simplyhealth is able to continue supporting people with their health, encouraging as many people as possible to become more active on a regular basis for better physical and mental wellbeing.
Bambos Neophytou, Brand Director, said: “We know that physical activity is a vitally important way for people living with or at risk of diabetes to manage their health more effectively. Research tells us that three out of five cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed by making healthy lifestyle changes including exercising – be that running, jogging, walking, swimming, or cycling on the flat. We want our partnership with Diabetes UK to drive positive change to peoples’ health and wellbeing, and encourage more people to make healthy choices to reduce the risk of diabetes.”
Kicking off the 2019 Great Run Series on January 12, 2019, is the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Castle Run followed by the Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry run, which will be broadcast on BBC One from 1.15pm. Olympic athlete, Laura Muir, will be also joining the British team as she makes her season debut. “It’s always nice to get out into the countryside of Scotland for a run early in the New Year, especially when it’s at an event like the Simplyhealth Great XCountry. This year a new venue adds an extra bit excitement and I’m looking forward to racing the new course with the backdrop of Stirling Castle.”
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