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Martin Hopkinson

Martin has been involved in athletics from his Army Days, when he was a member of the Army Athletics Team alongside Kriss Akabusi and Kelly Holmes.

Inspired by his mum, who was an accomplished distance runner well into her 40s, Martin set up ‘Running at 40 Plus’ in 2021 to bring together an inclusive community for runners over 40. The organisation, which advocates raising mental health awareness and reducing stigma, has seen exponential growth and is proud to have Jo Pavey as its Ambassador.

He is looking forward to celebrating the organisation’s 2nd birthday on the Saturday of the show!