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Just keep swimming! (Mini Mermaids x Goodgym Highbury Fields parkrun takeover)

10 runners ran 5.3km to help their local community in Islington.

  • Steve Lee
  • James Gilbert
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Sarah Place
  • Khara
  • Bliss
  • Sara Brimble
  • Claire Oxlade
  • Elle Smith
  • Geena Yip
Saturday, 7th of December 2019
Led by Sarah Place

We had an amazing crew of Goodgymmers at Highbury Fields parkrun last weekend (plenty of runners from GG Greenwich and GG Islington present), out to show their support for Mini Mermaids Running Club.

Mini Mermaids Running Club is a wonderful organisation, developed to encourage young girls to take on new challenges (running in particular, but with a lot of emphasis on teamwork, collaboration and support). This week's parkrun was the final session for the Islington mermaid's 8 week training plan, building up to the 5km distance.

Children under 11 years of age are not allowed to run parkrun on their own, so inspiring female runners from Goodgym and other active running groups were requested to run as an accompanying adult with each of the mermaids, and to support them during their challenge. We also had familiar Goodgym faces assisting with key volunteer positions on the course too, and an awesome cheer station of Mini Mermaid parents and parkrun regulars!

We also had the pleasure of meeting Rakhia Ismail, the mayor of Islington, who showed her support for the Mini Mermaids, and cheered them on from the mega cheer station near the finish!

What an awesome way to start a Saturday. Congratulations to the Mini Mermaids, and Thank You for your support Goodgymmers!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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Liv Parker-Scott
Liv Parker-Scott
Monday December 9th, 2019 16:24

LOVE this, well done everyone!

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Sarah Place
Led by Sarah Place

Trainer for GoodGym Greenwich. I love running - any surface, any distance!

Runners helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Simon Fitzmaurice

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