48% of women and 42% of men admit to getting out of breath when running for a bus according to our latest survey for the British Heart Foundation. 47% felt they can manage a half mile run while one in five said they could only run 100 metres.

The survey of 2,000 adults also found that almost two-fifths of people didn’t feel fit enough to join a gym. 28% believed that running was only for those people that were already fit and healthy.

The research was commissioned to mark the charity’s MyMarathon fundraising campaign which encourages people to run the marathon distance of 26.2 miles over a month, rather than all in one go.

Money raised by the campaign will go towards research. The Challenge started in May, with further information here: www.bhf.org.uk/mymarathon.

The findings of the survey achieved widespread media coverage, featuring on the MailOnline, Sky News, The Huffington Post and many more new sites. It was also mentioned in the news bulletins on Magic Radio.