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Running with your kids – what’s the secret?

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If your news feed is anything like ours, it is full of idyllic looking scenes of families exercising together and spending quality time outdoors. It looks wonderful and there’s no doubt it’s an extremely effective way to bring some calm to the household. But how does it work in reality?

Family exercise has seen a boom in popularity in recent months thanks to the pandemic and personalities such as Joe Wicks, but what happens when you want to bring your own child along for your daily run? How do you know how far to push them or to keep them entertained? And how do you make sure you are still getting enough exercise?

We knew one person who would have all the answers. Our wonderful fundraiser Elly. Below she shares some of her tips on striking a balance between family fun and enjoying a run.

Elly’s Top Tips

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