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24 Nov

The Mum Behind 'Run Mummy Run'

Leanne Davies - face behind Run Mummy Run

Leanne Davies (pictured) is the mum behind Run Mummy Run, the extraordinarily popular online running community for women that has just announced that its Facebook community has reached 52,000 members, having started in 2012 with three like-minded women.

This is an exciting time for Run Mummy Run as the 50,000 milestone was smashed within five years and will be followed by the launch of a book in January 2018. The rapid growth of Run Mummy Run's network, which welcomes an impressive 70-100 new members each day, is part of a phenomenal success story. Earlier this year, Run Mummy Run was voted Best Online Community at the 2017 Running Awards. More recently, Run Mummy Run was awarded Women’s Running ‘Influencer of the Year’, to close 2017 on a high for the whole team.
 
Celebrations are set to continue well into 2018, as founder and mum-of-two Leanne Davies has spent months co-writing a book that will be released on Amazon in January 2018. 'Run Mummy Run: Inspiring Women To Be Fit, Healthy And Happy', encapsulates everything that Run Mummy Run is about and is a must-read for any female who runs, whatever their ability.
 
Garnering the very best advice and tips from the Run Mummy Run network, topics covered include a Couch to 5k plan; fitting running around family and work; overcoming barriers to exercise; how to maintain motivation and even what colour compression socks look best!
 
Kit, nutrition, trainers, health – it’s all here, and the great thing is, it’s the stuff women really want to know. Pulled from the posts and discussions that take place in the safe environment of the closed Facebook group, the Run Mummy Run book discusses women’s issues and topics that some may feel too silly or scared to ask. This book will resonate with any female who runs and is superbly motivational for those with children and a jam-packed schedule.
 
Running icon Jo Pavey was quick to endorse the new book, saying: “As a busy mum myself, I know how difficult it can be to fit running in around your family and commitments. The Run Mummy Run book is an informative and supportive guide, with the perfect combination of practical advice, tips and real-life stories. A really enjoyable read and highly recommended! Run Mummy Run will get you started on your journey to becoming a runner, which will hopefully become a lifelong passion for you”.
 
Run Mummy Run logoFor much more information and a chance to join Run Mummy Run members at the 2018 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO in Cyprus on 17-18 March, 2018 visit their website here. The paperback book will be released on Amazon on 11 January 2018 at just £9:99.
 
Images courtesy Run Mummy Run