Community mission

Mini Mermaids Running Club & Highbury Fields parkrun- Be a Mermaid Mama!

Encourage and support the Mini Mermaids to complete their first 5km challenge!


This is a community mission, a community led session where you will meet other GoodGym members at the task. Please make yourself known to anyone in a GoodGym top when you arrive. As with all GoodGym sessions we encourage you to use the power of your legs to get there, i.e. run or walk if you can.

Goodgym have been warmly invited to contribute towards the Mini Mermaids Running Club parkrun takeover at Highbury Fields!

"Mini Mermaids stand for self-worth, value and movement. ​ We change the lives of girls and young women by shifting their internal experience and the way they interact with the world around them through innovative character driven curriculum.

Mini Mermaids train for a local 5K challenge through a structured 8 week programme where the focus is not on how fast the girls are, but on helping them find their happy pace and develop a life long love of movement and activity."

We are looking for female Goodgym runners to run with a Mini Mermaid, and to offer support during their 5km challenge!

More info here:

Add your details to this Google Drive spreadsheet if you would like to run with a Mini Mermaid!

Male Goodgymmers and non-runners are welcome to sign up to volunteer on the Highbury Fields parkrun volunteer roster too!

It would be lovely to have a strong Goodgym presence at this event, and to help some awesome young runners meet their goals!

Date and time

8:30am - 10:00am Saturday, 7th of December 2019

Sign up by 12:00am on Sunday 1st December so we can let Simon know who to expect.


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

Ideal for beginners

Start Location

Highbury Fields
N5 1QP View Map

What to look out for

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.

Community missions are organised by members of the GoodGym community and therefore we are unable to provide specific risk information about the task you are signing up to complete. We advise you to review the community mission training and read our general guidelines for safety for group sessions.

By signing up to this event you confirm you are medically fit to participate in running and other physical activity and accept that the Good Gym and its members, or those operating on its behalf, will not be held liable for any loss, accident or injury, before, during or resulting from the event.


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Led by

Simon Fitzmaurice

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

Who's going

  • Geena Yip
  • Bliss
  • Sarah Place
  • Claire Oxlade
  • Sara Brimble
  • Elle Smith
  • Simon Fitzmaurice

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Highbury Fields
N5 1QP

The course starts at the bottom of Highbury Place by the leisure centre


New to GoodGym?

This is a GoodGym group run, where we run to help a local community organisation and then run back.

New runners are welcome to GoodGym group runs - no one gets left behind. You're unlikely to be alone, hundreds of new people sign up every week.

There's a place to leave bags and a toilet at the start point, all you need to do is bring your trainers. It's free to try - get involved!

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