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"It's never too late to start running!

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

"Embrace the adventure and reap the rewards! Trail running over 50 brings improved fitness, mental health, heart health, sleep quality, and so much more. Join the trail running community and see the benefits for yourself.



Joining trail running at over 50 years old can provide numerous physical, mental, and social benefits, including:

  1. Improved Physical Fitness: Trail running provides a challenging workout that can help improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and flexibility.

  2. Boosts Mental Health: Running can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and promote a sense of well-being.

  3. Supports Weight Management: Trail running can burn a significant amount of calories, making it a great way to maintain a healthy weight.

  4. Promotes Heart Health: Trail running can help improve cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure, strengthening the heart, and improving circulation.

  5. Increases Longevity: Regular physical activity, such as trail running, has been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases and improved longevity.

  6. Supports Joint Health: Trail running is a low-impact form of exercise that can help reduce the risk of joint problems, such as osteoarthritis.

  7. Enhances Sleep Quality: Regular exercise, including trail running, has been shown to improve sleep quality, helping individuals feel more rested and refreshed.

  8. Provides a Sense of Adventure: Trail running allows individuals to explore new and exciting locations, providing a sense of adventure and a break from daily routines.

  9. Enhances Social Connections: Many people join trail running groups or participate in races, providing opportunities to meet new people and build social connections.


"It's never too late to start running! Whether you're over 50 or at any other stage of life, trail running provides numerous physical, mental, and social benefits. Embrace the adventure and challenge yourself to a new level of health and wellness. Join the trail running community today and see the difference for yourself.




I am Jo Lodder a 52-year-old plant-based trail runner who loves life, I am so lucky to be able to run and enjoy the trails. I am going to run this challenge to help those who are less fortunate than I am. I have been loving the Hong Kong trails for the past 2 years and feel I should give back a little.



Donate to my challenge "Run for Freedom" HK5Trails


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