GoodGym Olympics 2018

150 runners ran in a race.

  • William Dowsett
  • Beth Hoskins
  • Hackney runner
  • Elise
  • Bristol runner
  • Ax Man
  • Sophie Hedges
  • Katie Welford
  • Brahma Pochee
  • Rosalind Jeffcoat
  • Matt Guy
  • Islington runner
  • John Hunter
  • Catherine Manson
  • Danica Priest
  • Polly Skeats-Beswick
  • Mark Gilyead
  • Rich
  • Jessie Shaw
  • John
  • Steve Jenkins
  • Newham runner
  • Catriona Sibert
  • Lucy J
  • Jay Rosenberg
  • Aidan Padfield
  • Dave Mansfield
  • Anastasia Hancock
  • Meredith Olson
  • Meg Lewis
  • Steve Lee
  • Islington runner
  • Ian Bown
  • Rosie
  • Caireen McGinn
  • Joel Wiles
  • Jacqueline Francis
  • Alex Murtough
  • Jim
  • Emily Waller
  • Ellie Hopkins
  • Conroy
  • Peter Van Tongeren
  • James Gilbert
  • Steve Murtough
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Sarah Rajabalee
  • Helen
  • Tom Hunter
  • Sarah Place
  • Stephen Corry
  • Helena Waters
  • Mireille
  • Helena Rooney
  • Rachel
  • Toyin
  • Dom Tooze
  • Hayley Oberlander
  • Matthew Stuart
  • Nina Jhatakia
  • Sean
  • Kim Parker
  • Tav
  • Jordan
  • Alice Clerkin
  • Jody goldman
  • Hanna Milton
  • Daniel Green
  • Sarah McKean
  • Rosie Ashworth
  • Esther
  • Liz James
  • Vic
  • Nykolette
  • Andy
  • Gareth Grey
  • Nina Mehmi
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Amber Maurice
  • Luke Woodward
  • Amy Crawford
  • Emma
  • Laura Hyrapetian
  • Chi Nwa
  • Clair Sim
  • Alex
  • Beth Nelson
  • Justine De Mones
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • Pulin Tewari
  • Emily McGovern
  • Katie Roberts
  • Tara Shanahan
  • Louis O'Sullivan
  • Francis Bradley
  • David Drury
  • Jack Concanon
  • Michael Clayton
  • Morag White
  • Alice Gregson
  • Stephanie
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Colchester runner
  • Remy Maisel
  • Martin Carolan
  • Michelle
  • Rosemary Alexandrou
  • Andy Wright
  • Christopher O'Driscoll
  • Croydon runner
  • Alfie
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Laurence ROGER
  • Caroline Dean
  • Andrew Gilyead
  • Mara Wanot
  • Lisa Fagan
  • Tom Clark
  • Rebecca Hall
  • Chris
  • Laura Williams
  • Becky
  • Philip Woodall
  • Juliet
  • David Ewens
  • Tom Clough
  • Paula Cancelas Yanez
  • Meagan
  • Fay McKnight
  • Paul Fawcett
  • Sarah Crampton
  • Tatty Pettigrew
  • Morgan Scoffield
  • Rikesh Chotai
  • Andrew Swanton
  • Lauriane
  • Helen Betham
  • Elle Smith
  • Emily
  • Rob Riley
  • George
Saturday, 30th of June 2018
Led by Tom Benson

Well on June 30th 2018 many things were happening it was National Paddy Day of Nepal, Edmonton Royals beat Toronto Nationals by 8 wickets in the 20Twenty and the Nation sat down to watch Nick Knowles hosts the quiz for people who can't resist a list in another cracking episode of Who Dares Wins. Meanwhile in leafy Hampstead Heath Park dog walkers, parents and local residents were making reports of strange behaviour, incidents included lots of cheering, signs of red thunder, folks running with eggs on spoons and a sea of flags. Not only was the behaviour incredibly positive they were also plying spectators with these delicious homemade cakes, what these folks were witnessing was Olympic fever GoodGym style. So as reported, June 30th 2018 was the 2nd ever GoodGym Olympics. The day brought together 24 different GoodGym area, ranging from Lambeth, the South West to Colchester. The events on offer were a range of events varied from the egg and spoon, 400m to the elimination race. The events were varied but the competition was not and every race brought a bigger and bigger sea of cheers, particular highlights for me was the epic finish of the elimination mile between George Bright and Richard Dowling, Folks flipping pancakes, listening to our two wonderful commentators, the GoodGym relay madness, and human tunnel finish that welcomed the final 5,000m runners brought a tear to my eye that did. Not only were the runners being judged but we also had a torch parade before to show off each boroughs creative sides and although it was a fierce competition. All in all there were 18 different events which each borough their own brilliant moments. This year to even the field I placed the areas in two different leagues due to levels of runners from each area. So up for grabs was the Hunter-Sidhu Shield and the Kerry-Barnard Cup named after our two fantastic commentators, John Hunter and James Kerry-Barnard.

I could write about this for hours however I think picture would do a far better so I will leave some of Tom Hunters and Sarah Rajabalee fanatic shots up and will post a link to more when they come available.

These events don’t work without a band of helpers and I have to say a massive thanks to all the all members of taskforce and GoodGym who have gave up their time to volunteer, help time and marshal on the day and general mean that I didn’t have to do too much, it was amazing there are just too many of you to write down but again thank you it was really a truly lovely and special day, thank you all and here’s to next year. If you have any feedback please let me know on I will be putting together a committee of people to help out and organise next years, if you would like to be considered please drop me a email too.

Nice one, Tom

Race Results please click here on the link below. Please note we did not record heat times and some events do not have times or positions as these got put away during the tidy up. Please accept my apologies if this affects you.

Here are the rest of the results we

Here were the final results

Kerry-Barnard Cup

Lambeth 1st
Wandsworth 2nd
Camden 3rd
Hackney 4th
Lewisham 5th
Islington 6th

Hunter-Sidhu Shield

Greenwich 1st
Brighton 2nd
Hammersmith and Fulham 3rd
Colchester 4th
Southwark 5th
Barnet 6th
Hounslow 7th
Tower Hamlets 8th
Haringey 9th
Croydon 10th
Bristol 11th
Brent 12th
Newham 13th
King's College London 14th
Redbridge 15th
Westminster 16th
Waltham Forest 17th
Ealing 18th

Torch winners: Big shout out to team Islington for their Stella effort combining biscuits with a fantastic touch. Highly commended goes to Tower Hamlets, Bath and Brent. Well done everyone.

Report written by Morag White

Discuss this report

Ian Bown
Ian Bown
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 16:59

Cracking report Tom and some wonderful pics.The human tunnel pic is top drawer!! Ian

Helena Rooney
Helena Rooney
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 17:05

Thank you for a fantastic day Tom!

Bristol runner
Bristol runner
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 17:25

Great job Tom, that was a lot to organise!

Colchester runner
Colchester runner
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 21:51

Great job Tom organising it all and what a great day!

Colchester runner
Colchester runner
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 21:55

How do I get myself on the register for attending? I appear to be missing!

Steve Lee
Steve Lee
Wednesday July 4th, 2018 11:42

Where do i place my vote for Sir Tom ‘National Treasure’ Benson MBE?

Lucy J
Lucy J
Wednesday July 4th, 2018 15:11

Amazing photos for an amazing day. The human tunnel had me teary too... beautiful stuff and everything that GoodGym is about <3

Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor
Thursday July 5th, 2018 10:08

Ahhhhh GG Olympics! Nice one folks.

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