THE GOLD STAN­DARD

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

As a fel­low de­pres­sion suf­ferer, I found Kate Arm­strong’s piece (RW, Aug) to be a lovely read. Over the years, run­ning has helped me keep my de­pres­sion in check and has re­cently played a key part in me com­ing off med­i­ca­tion. The phys­i­cal and emo­tional re­ward of each run pro­vides the per­fect an­ti­dote to the side ef­fects.

For me, run­ning is like pan­ning for gold – I go out with a head full of all sorts of un­wel­come, un­healthy or just un­nec­es­sary thoughts. I come back with just those nuggets that I want to keep – all the rest has fallen away. Jake Robson, Brighton

BRIGHT SIDE Jake (left) bat­tles de­pres­sion by run­ning

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