Group run

Flagulous GoodGym'in all over Croydon

18 runners ran 3.1km to help the Park Hill School in Croydon.

  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Conroy
  • Croydon runner
  • Hannah Barber
  • Amanda Ellen Sparshott
  • Ellie Hutchison
  • Rosalind Vince
  • Croydon runner
  • Andy Bates
  • Croydon runner
  • Nicola Tarrant
  • Martin Crabbe
  • Louisa
  • Emma Nicholls
  • Nina McVeigh
  • Tim Barnes
  • Magdalena Parker
  • Dovile
Tuesday, 17th of September 2019
Led by Conroy

Last night we welcomed Magdalena to her first GoodGym, session due to work commitments she was unable to join us last week, but she was here tonight to take part in our 10 years celebratory run to Park Hill Junior School.

Having seen some of the run reports and pictures of the night before and not wanting to be out done I thought it would be good to show some of Croydon's iconic places after all everyone knows about the wealth of talented and famous people who lives or lived in the borough. We had two groups who took different routes to Park Hill as there were so many places to have a photo op with our new flags. Look at the pictures and see for yourself the fun and joy all participants had running around posing for photos before our task.

When a plan comes together

Both groups arrived at Park Hill School within minutes of each other, Esther must have realised we were out having fun before we arrived and as a punishment the we were locked out! Not for long though as Tim and Emma had made their was to the task and started without us but knew re-enforcement was coming.

Esther had a lot of tasks for us to do, weeding, digging up, fixing the raised beds, sorting out the compost area, cleaning the pond and even cutting up some Christmas trees into smaller pieces. Despite it being 9 months since Christmas these trees was still in great condition apart from the leaves being brown as opposed to green. For those who didn't want the conventional Christmas tree but wanted the Christmas smell these trees would have been great but sadly no one in the group last night had that shabby chic taste.

The group chatted about races, training, parkrun and many other topics as they worked on the various task we had to complete, but unlike last week this week we were more prepared because when darkness descended on us we had our torches and flood lights primed and ready to go.

*Thanks to Paul, Nicola and Juliet for leading the two groups around Croydon for our photos, anyone wanting an arts tour or history tour be sure to contact me and I'm sure one of my trusted guides would be willing to assist.

Anyone fancy joining myself, Martin and Paul at South Norwood Parkrun on Saturday? I will be pacing Martin in an attempt to complete the course in under 26 minutes, then grab a bite and head to Park Hill for Super Saturday! Have you signed up to SUPER SATURDAY AS YET? See below link it would be nice to have as many people there as possible and remember you get to choose how long you stay and what time to arrive.

Upcoming events

21 September 2019 Super Saturday

28 September 2019 Royal Betlehem Parkrun takeover we still have various roles to be filled.

Beddington Park 10K join our two latest recruits Magdalena and Dovile in this local race.


GoodGym continues to grow over the next few weeks we have 2 launches:

  • Leeds, 25th September.

  • Crewe, 2nd October.

We're very excited about these as it's great to bring GoodGym to some of the smaller communities (Crewe) across the country. If you know anyone in Leeds and Crewe please tell them how great it is going to be. and encourage them to sign up.

Next week were staying local again as we head over to our friends at ECCO, sign up here it is within walking distance with a great fitness session planned.

Report written by Conroy

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Runners helping out

  • Walk Leaders

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Tim Barnes
    • Emma Nicholls
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Croydon runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Nicola Tarrant

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