Today we caught up with Hannah and Emily from Twice the Health to chat about their latest venture, a run club called Run with Twice the Health.
We were constantly inundated with messages from lots of lovely runners claiming they were keen to run but disliked the thought of going alone.
Lucky for us, we’ve (almost) always had each other so we’ve never really thought much about having to go at it alone, but the more it was mentioned the more we noticed there was a real gap in the market for a social runners set up, one that opened up running to everyone, with no need to apply or adhere to certain speeds.
Anyone is welcome with #tthrunners, regardless of ‘speed’, experience, gender or reason for running. All that we ask is that you want to!
When it comes to expanding to other cities, we are incredibly lucky to have a team of top pacers who work with us to run the run clubs we can’t quite reach.
We’ve built this team slowly, meaning we trust them highly and we could not be more proud to have them on the side!
Social media is a wonderful tool
It is often given a bad rep but we think it brings so much more than pretty pictures and palatable plates. Social media allows us to share the community we’ve built, encouraging them to interact, share experiences and support each other. We have recently started our @tthrunners IG page as a platform to share more about our amazing team of TTH Pacers and Runners alike, as well as give those unsure of coming or not a sneak peek into what we do and why we do it to give them the final nudge needed.
We also have a private Facebook group called ‘Run with Twice The Health‘ which offers a safe space for runners to share training runs, ask for tips and unite on experiences, as well of offering free race places and access to our events early.
Biggest win so far
Finding our amazing TTH Pacers who are happy to give up their time to make sure all our runners get through their run without getting lost, helping us to push attendees to new distances and speeds, as well as overcome fears and feats!
People being scared that they are ‘too slow for a run club’ or ‘not a runner’. Everyone is a runner if they want to be, and to us speed is not a thing! It’s just a number and it’s personal to you. We always have a back pacer who we have named with love ‘The Scooper’. We will never leave a runner behind!
We want to bring the joy back to running.
We want to beat the assumption that it’s simply a punishment exercise for fat loss. It is an incredibly social way to exercise, as well as offering endless mental health benefits alongside the obvious physical. On top of all of this we think it’s the very best way to explore and adventure.