Tower Hamlets

Community mission

A vision of good!

13 runners ran to help the Metro Blind Sport in Tower Hamlets.

  • Beth Hoskins
  • Patrick Luong
  • Martin Quinlan
  • Liv Parker-Scott
  • Tracey
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Croydon runner
  • Philip Woodall
  • Sally
  • Redbridge runner
  • Hayley Kandt
  • Jodie Vickery
 
Saturday, 22nd of June 2019
 
Led by Liv Parker-Scott

Throughout the day 13 GoodGymers came along to share their Saturday with visually impaired athletes competing at this years Metro Blind Sport Athletics Open.

Most of us had no previous experience of helping athletes with a visual impairment but everyone was really keen to get involved, to help and to learn.

A large contingent started their day with nearby Mile End parkrun before heading to Mile End Stadium to contribute to the morning session which was labeled as the 'Come and try' part of the day. This is where younger participants and those new to competing could come and have a go at new events they hadn't tried before. Led by the amazing Coach Chris, we learnt how to support visually impaired atheletes with track running and long jump events.

I had a great time and really enjoyed doing something so different and rewarding - Dharmesh, GoodGym Redbridge

Later accompanied by Tracey, superstar Jodie stayed for the whole day and continued to support through the main event. My highlight of our time there was when an urgent plea late in the day (for a runner who was able to run a sub 22 5000m!) saw Hayley head all the way across London to guide a runner to a championship qualifier. What a hero!

24th June - 30th June is #DeafblindAwarenessWeek and it was great to partner up with Metro Blind Sport to provide support for this event leading into this week's theme.

What a wonderful experience to be a part of!

Report written by Liv Parker-Scott


Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Led by

Liv Parker-Scott

Liv Parker-Scott
GoodGym area activator in Ealing. I love running, walking & cycling for mental & physical wellbeing!

Runners helping out

  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Redbridge runner

Share the love

Become a member

with an optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more