Group run

Feeling AMPED at the Amphitheatre

7 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help the Friends of Caledonian Park in Islington.

  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • York runner
  • Emily
  • Caitlin Rollison
  • Adam O'Riley
  • Claire Potter
Monday, 6th of February 2023
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

7 Goodgymmers attended our Monday group run over to Caledonian Park on Monday, continuing a huge project for building pathways that are accessible for all. Our running team (back marked by Adam) made their way along Holloway Road and onwards to Market Road to meet with chief volunteer coordinator Miriam by the Tolpuddle Café. Cyclists Caitlin and Emily also met us at the north of the park, ready to get cracking!

It was certainly an evening that required headtorches and portable lighting, despite the shine of a full moon and a clear sky. Our task was to gather crushed concrete and building material from a large donated pile (multiple tonnes of this debris) using shovels and wheelbarrows. We would then take the rubble over to the woodland walk and the amphitheatre on the eastern side of park, and spread the material using rakes and forks. Super satisfying work, with Louise and Claire arranging the gravel ready for spring-time park visitors.

We did a smashing job within 50 minutes, and Miriam was thrilled with the progress we made! All being well, we will return on the first week of March, so watch this space!


Goodgym x The Running Works Marathon Talk Q & A

Friday 10th February, 7pm

Area Activator Simon will be leading a group run and a relaxed question and answer session for any Goodgym runners interested in taking on the marathon or future endurance distances. We will be talking about:

  • Training tips and tricks
  • Feeling prepared and ready
  • Fuelling and nutrition
  • Kit and essentials
  • Stories about our own experiences!

All hosted at The Running Works in Aldgate, London's largest independent running shop.

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Half-term Helpers at Caledonian Park Junior parkrun

Sunday 12th February, 8.45am

The volunteer team for Caledonian Park junior parkrun (a free weekly timed 2km running event for youngsters aged 4-14 years old) are looking for:

  • Course marshals
  • Barcode scanners
  • Tail walkers
  • Time keepers
  • Funnel managers

Or generally anyone who would be happy to get involved with the running of this lovely run on a Sunday morning. The half-term holidays tend to be a tricky time for the crew, so your assistance would be hugely appreciated!

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Adam O'Riley

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