Running Tales
Running Tales
Mar 14, 2023
Rachel Heley: How wild swimming can improve running performance and boost your mood
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Rachel Heley is a self-proclaimed fun runner.

While the sport has been with her for most of her life, she's always fell tantalisingly short of any goals - but loved it nevertheless.

However, you are more likely to find Rachel, a born adventurer, in the water.

She discovered wild swimming - or as she simply calls it 'swimming' - during the pandemic, but has always been at home in the water, including taking part in swim/run events.

Running Tales spoke to Rachel about the benefits of cold water swimming, including mood enhancement and muscle recovery - as well as how to take part in the activity safely.

We also spoke about her adventure clothing line, and why she called it Wild Moose...



You can visit Wild Moose at this link, or on Instagram search for wildmoose_uk

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