Come and Guide Run with Achilles International (Paddington Rec Track!)

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

Date and time
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday, 15th of December 2022
Who this task will support
Achilles International UK

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.

Paddington Rec Track Running

From this Thursday through to Spring, Achilles International will be hosting their weekly VI running group session at Paddington Rec Track, an open access 400m track, 5 minutes walk from Maida Vale Station.

How do I get involved?

We are looking for volunteers to come and help our runners from Maida Vale station, over to our meeting spot near Paddington Rec Track, and back again afterwards. TFL staff are on hand to assist with the runners journey to and from Maida Vale.

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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Simon Fitzmaurice
Simon Fitzmaurice
Wednesday December 14th, 2022 19:10

Good evening everyone.

I'm really sorry to announce that we will be cancelling our group run session at Paddington Rec Track tomorrow evening, as the event centre will be closed due to the icy conditions.

We also had a check to see if an alternative run at Emirates Stadium would be possible, but the concourse is an icefield at this time.

However, we are looking to do another session next Thursday at The Emirates instead. Keep your eyes peeled for the listing!

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Date and time
18:00 - 19:30
Thursday, 15th of December 2022
Who this task will support
Achilles International UK

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

Ideal for beginners

Maida Vale Underground Station
Exit Gates, Elgin Ave,
W9 1JS

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