Come and Guide Run with Achilles International (Olympic Park Stratford Route)

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

Date and time
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday, 25th of April 2024
Who this task will support
Achilles International

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

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.

Stratford Olympic Park Running

Over the Winter months, Achilles International will be hosting VI running sessions around the Emirates Stadium, Islington, Paddington Rec Track and Stratford Olympic Park.

How do I get involved?

We are looking for volunteers to come and help our runners from Stratford Underground Station (Westfield exit), over to our meeting spot near The London Aquatics Centre and back again afterwards. TFL staff are on hand to assist with the runners journey to and from Stratford tube.

We have located a new bag drop spot at:

Dessert Ice Cream Club, Tessa Jowell Boulevard, London E20 2AG

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?

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I will make my own way to the task
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Simon Fitzmaurice
Simon Fitzmaurice
Thursday April 4th, 2024 15:35

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Date and time
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday, 25th of April 2024
Who this task will support
Achilles International

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

Ideal for beginners

Stratford Railway Station
E15 1AZ

Simon Fitzmaurice
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