Two recovering alcoholics from Leeds are celebrating after winning a community award for the success of their running club, set up to help others beat addiction.
Running helped transform the lives of recovering alcoholics Dean Smith and Jamie Hesleden.
‘Recovery Runners Community’ was initially set up in January 2021 when Dean and Jamie came up with the idea of introducing a small group of people in alcohol recovery to the benefits of running.
Since then, the community has grown achieving local and national recognition, officially launching as a running club in Leeds on August 1, 2021.
Source: ‘I had six months to live’: Recovering alcoholics from Leeds win award for running club to help others beat addiction