Come and Guide Run with Achilles International

Be a sighted runner and explore the world of guide running!


Location
Green Park Underground Station
London
W1J 9DZ
Date and time
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday, 19th of August 2021

Achilles International are an amazing organisation who link guide with blind and particially sighted runners, and they are looking for potential guides for future training sessions.

Goodgym (and parkrun) communities have been very supportive of this team over the years, so we are looking to see if we can introduce more runners to the world of guiding.

Green Park Group Runs

Every Thursday at 6pm, a regular crew of guides and blind/partially sighted runners will meet up at Green Park Underground Station (just by the ticket barriers), ready to partake in a 5-8km run around the park. We aim start at 6.15pm, and we operate a bag drop during the session.

How do I get involved?

We are looking for volunteers to come and help our runners from the station, over to our meeting spot near Green Park Fountain, and back again afterwards. TFL staff are on hand to assist with the runners journey to and from Green Park.

We are looking for guides to navigate the runners during the session (paces and distances will be discussed beforehand), and to look out for obstacles and hazards during the run.

Open to runners of all guiding experience

If you are not confident with guiding a runner at first, you are welcome to run with a guiding couple to watch their techniques and how it is done.

What do I do now

If you are interested, sign up here.

We will contact you on Wednesday, and link you to the Achilles International WhatsApp group to discuss our plans for Thursday evening.

Introduce yourself, and let us know your guiding experience, and we will work together to create an awesome group!


How are you getting there?

Meet at the task
I will make my own way to the task
  • Unknown runner

Who's going

  • Neil Macey
  • Becky
  • Michelle
  • Simon Fitzmaurice

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Location
Green Park Underground Station
London
W1J 9DZ
Date and time
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday, 19th of August 2021
Walkable

As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Green Park Underground Station
London
W1J 9DZ

We will be meeting by the ticket barriers at Green Park Underground, where our runners will gather together, before we head over to the Green Park Fountain for 18.15.


Simon Fitzmaurice
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

- Goodgym Islington Trainer - Likes long slow runs - Coach in Running Fitness - Avid screen printer


What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.

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