Jon Turner

Member of Essington Harriers since 2019
Committee Position: Men’s Vice Captain
Mental Health Champion.

Why I’m a Mental Health Champion for Essington Harriers

Running has had such a positive effect on my own mental health and wellbeing over the last few years, without I’m not sure where I’d be. So to be able to be a mental health champion and be around to lend an ear is very important to me, I’ll even buy the beer

What has been your favourite race or racing memory so far?

Running towards and over Tower Bridge during the London Marathon, the noise and support was deafening. Something I recommend anyone to experience

What are your pre-race rituals?

Nervous Poo, energy gel, hug someone next to you and go for it!!!

What are you pre & post race snacks?

Always have a banana and weetabix for breakfast and after a race, a beer always!

What advice would you give a new runner?

Relax, enjoy the process and remember it’s your journey

What’s your proudest running achievement?

Running the London Marathon and raising money for Breast Cancer Now but as equally as important…. the friends I’ve made

What future race ambitions do you have?

I always have one eye on a pb but to be able to support someone to theirs means so much more

What are your favourite running shoes?

New Balance fuelcell

What running kit do you use?

Asics 2-1 shorts, Essington Harriers vest

What one thing should people know about you?

I’m mainly hung over on the start line

Any other information you want to share?

I’ll talk to anyone and always around to share advice tips and a beer