Lightning Fibre supported - and ran in- the 2023 Hailsham Active 5k Race
Over 500 runners competed in 'run-away success' run. Hailsham was filled with runners on Sunday May 21 for the first-ever Hailsham Active Run, a community-focused event which included 10k, 5k, 3k or all-inclusive 1-mile runs.
Hailsham Active directors Steve Wennington, Mary Laxton and Ross Newark hosted the event, along with support from Trevor Powis and Barry Carpenter. The Town Council partnered with Hailsham Active and Sport Systems to deliver the event.
Commencing in Hailsham High Street, the route followed along through Bell Banks Road, Station Road, Old Swan Lane, Mill Road, Archery Walk, St Mary’s Avenue and Marshfoot Lane, before finishing back on the High Street.
"We are delighted to have co-organised the event and contributed to its resounding success, complementing our mission to create a healthier Hailsham community," said town councillor and Hailsham Active representative, Mary Laxton.
The run concluded Mental Health Awareness week, with a focus this year on anxiety. Running can be a good option. When you run, endorphins and serotonin are released in your body. Running outside could have other benefits, like lessening feelings of loneliness and isolation, reducing the effects of stress, and helping with depression and anxiety.
Rob Reaks, Lightning Fibre Sales & Marketing Director (and avid runner) commented. "With almost 200 employees, we’re very well aware that anxiety can affect some of our people. Every day life, work challenges, family issues, bereavement…..there are many reasons why we may feel anxious, either short term or more sustained. It’s important to recognise and manage anxiety. Our team of 8 really enjoyed the 5k run this year and look forward to joining in again next year!"