Keeping fit is a neccesity for keeping in good health. Running is a popular mode of exercise for many, faster than walking, easier than gymnastics, and it's free. To run is fun. That is until Heaton park became the location for something not-so entirely different: backwards running.
Running in the park
The UK's only reverse running (technical term) event is taking place on Sunday at 9.30am until 1.30pm. You don't have to be a trained runner, you don't have to be especially fit (but it probably helps), all you have to do is turn up determined, pay the £13 registration fee and get going.
There will be reverse running professionals, some who are running for charity and regular runners who are indulging in a bit of fun. Whichever bracket you fit into do not be put off if you're not the most fit of the bunch.
According to health experts running in 'reverse' protects your joints, so you won't suffer from knee or limb ache. To test this theory and join in the fun I have four words: get your trainers on.