This Mum Runs

It all started with a Facebook post back in September 2014. Mel Bound, Bristol mum of two decided enough was enough; it was time to ditch the sofa and ‘do something less boring instead’. She put a shout out on a local Mums Facebook community looking for a ‘slightly rusty’ running buddy. Within 10 minutes 75 Mums had replied. Within 2 hours it was well over 100! It was a massive lightbulb moment. Mel went on to found This Mum Runs and offer free social runs, paid for courses and technique classes for all abilities. A year on and This Mum Runs is a thriving, growing women’s running community that gives women the motivation and support they need to get out the front door and hit the trail. Everyone is welcome and catered for - from those who literally don’t know where to start and have never run for a bus, right up to those who are training for marathons. We help get you running, or get you faster, or stay injury free. And we offer runs at times that fit around the kids – currently in Bristol and Bath – with plans to roll out nationally in 2017. Motherhood can often mean women’s own health, fitness and wellbeing slips off the priority list. We don’t believe that’s the way it should be. Headspace, freedom, fresh air and the camaraderie of training with other women is fantastic, social, healthy fun - and mums deserve some of that! This Mum Runs has a big vision for the future: for removing barriers to mothers running, for empowering women, for healthier families, for growing the TMR family across the UK and world. Sports bra and sneakers are on and we’re ready to go! You'll find our local groups on Facebook too, but this page is our central command and all our key communication comes from here.