Running for MIND: Ben’s year-long challenge

A New Year’s Eve challenge, made under the influence of a few celebratory drinks with friends, turned into a life-changing fitness quest for one SGS employee. South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College Students’ Union engagement officer Ben Johnson and two of his friends made a pact back on New Year’s Eve 2018 to run 3k every day throughout 2019 to

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Photo of Shannon and Daniel Jones, with their daughter Bronwen.

Diabetic mum prepares for marathon challenge

A young Stoke Gifford mum is aiming to raise funds for a national diabetes charity by running the London Marathon just 12 months after giving birth to her first child. Eight weeks into her pregnancy, Shannon Jones was found to have a high glucose reading and the condition was initially treated as gestational diabetes. However, following three to four weeks

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Runner Jim Plunkett-Cole (a.k.a Jim Gump) on a visit to Stoke Gifford Pre-School.

Real-life Forrest Gump visits pre-school

Children at Stoke Gifford Pre-School, based at the Trust Hall in North Road, enjoyed a visit from Somerset runner Jim Plunkett-Cole, who talked to them about the importance of exercising regularly. After being inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, Jim has run 10km every day since 1st January 2013 and now swims and cycles every day too. His next challenge,

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