The list aims to recognise the hard work and dedication of 50 of the UK’s top charity workers, inspiring athletes and volunteers in the sporting world, who all inspire others to get moving.
Compiled by a judging panel which included heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua and England Lioness Nikita Parris, the list accompanies new research from Lucozade Sport which suggests that 75% of people have made a conscious effort to exercise more regularly and for longer in the past year.
The research study added that more people were now taking up exercise to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as to meet new people and socialise. These people were also more likely to remain committed to regular sport if they were part of a team or group, making networks like Run Mummy Run all the more vital.
Leanne set up the group over six years ago as, after having her second baby, she struggled to make it to her local running club. She set up a Facebook group with a few of her running friends which today is over 61,000 members strong. “We aim to support, encourage and motivate women to lead happier and healthier lives through running.” she told us.
Of her mention on the Movers List, she said: “I am thrilled to be included and can’t wait to see the campaign evolve over the next few months. It is great motivation for people to get active and enjoy the many benefits that an active lifestyle can bring. Many thanks to Lucozade Sport for recognising me and the work Run Mummy Run is doing.”
Look out for more information on the aims of the project on Leanne’s social media over the coming months. You can find her on Instagram at @leanne_davies_rmr as well as at @runmummyrun.