A RUNNER would love people to join him outside Ludlow Castle at 7.45am tomorrow morning (Friday) as he starts running to Hereford.

He will be pleased if they just do a few hundred yards or go the whole 30 miles.

Whatever they decide it will be in a great cause.

Each week 125 people in the UK sadly take their own lives of which 75 per cent are men.

A British runner, Matt Bagwell, has created an event called ‘Run the Country Ultra’ which will see him run over 1050kms across England in September to raise funds and awareness for male suicide prevention.

Ultra-runner and breathwork coach Matt was nearly one of the sadly high suicide statistics. He has twice planned his own death. He was fortunate to instead ask for help and discover tools such as running and breathwork to help him manage his depression.

In September 2021, he is running 21 consecutive Ultra Marathons (an Ultra Marathon is a distance past 26 miles) across England covering 1050km and raising £105,000 for charity for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

The event started in Cornwall on September 5 and crosses 43 county borders in England before finishing in London on October 1.

The aim is to raise funds, help spread awareness of the sadly high male suicide rates and spread hope that it is always possible to ask for help.

He will be solely supported by his wife Michelle, who will drive over 2,000km.

A 52-year-old dad of two teenage girls. He is a certified breathwork instructor. He runs free classes on Instagram each week under the @lovetolearnto handle (running unique classes that are often set to 90s house music classics) and also works with sports teams and CEOs to help them optimise their breathing for performance.