Hi guys, my names Ollie and I’m the RTR leader for Richmond Park. We usually meet on the first Saturday of every month and provide the opportunity to explore some of the capital’s greener spaces on a slightly longer than usual route.
I’ve been running for over a decade but for many years viewed it as a vehicle for fitness and not much else. Only in the last year or so have I began to link movement with a deeper level of wellbeing – a transition triggered by my mother loosing her battle with cancer. What I’ve learned is my exercise routines and being in the outdoors play a vital role in maintaining a positive mental state.
I came across RTR serendipitously whilst looking to connect with others who shared this train of thought. It seems an obvious link but there are surprisingly few groups or organisations who actively make the connection and even fewer who act on it.
Through RTR Richmond I hope to engage with and build a local community of like minded runners whilst also attracting existing members from further afield with the lure of great company, fresh air, open spaces and two different types of deer. What’s not to love!
Insta – @olliefg
Join me for a run…