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Running Mayor chosen to encourage exercise in Kensington & Chelsea

A Running Mayor has been named to promote exercise and wellbeing in Kensington & Chelsea.

The borough’s first ever Running Mayor, Gerard Williams, was chosen by Run Some, a nationwide organisation created to make running more accessible within the community.

During the pandemic exercise and outdoor activities have been more important than ever for wellbeing and mental health.

The 45-year-old bus driver from Notting Hill said he’s honoured to have been chosen for such a prestigious position within the borough as a proud black man with dreadlocks.

Williams‘ role as Mayor is to run around the borough every weekend, encouraging residents to run with him as a troop.

Williams is looking to inspire more black, brown and other ethnic groups in the area to be active.

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