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An inclusive club with special needs runners among members, where nobody runs alone

Like most people, it is a struggle for teacher Chris Timms to wake up every Saturday morning for a run. But the hour-long run, and the people he runs with, are well worth it, said the 36-year-old.

Mr Timms is a running guide with Runninghour, an inclusive running club which provides support for special needs runners. The group, which has more than 400 members, consists of "buddy runners" who might be physically, visually or intellectually challenged, as well as able-bodied fitness enthusiasts who volunteer as running guides.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2018, with the headline 'Runninghour time'. Print Edition | Subscribe