Running Stories: 'I want to tackle male depression through running'
Nii Lartey, 25, was facing "a lot of negativity and self-doubt" when he first picked up a pair of old trainers and went for run.
Now, he's started a running group to help other men open-up about their issues.
Running Stories is a Radio 1 Newsbeat video series to tie in with the renewed interest in fitness that January brings.
These are tales of how running has changed people's lives.
Video journalist: Woody Morris