Morning Run

17 GoodGymers made their way 42.5km in a race in York.

  • Michal Czekajlo
  • Dom Tooze
  • Angela Graham
  • Hayden Holmes
  • Nicola Gover
  • Tim Mckenzie
  • Char Binns
  • Tristan Featherby
  • Abi Perrin
  • Debs Sharpe
  • Steve Rice
  • Amy Tew
  • Andy Richardson
  • Amy Cawson
  • Paul
  • Jon Whitmore
  • Emma
Sunday, 17th of October 2021
Led by Michal Czekajlo

On a beautiful autumnal morning 2,961 people gathered at York University campus in readiness to run in the Yorkshire Marathon. Another 1,567 folks were patiently waiting to start their 10mile race after the marathoners have departed.

A strong group of Yorkies and visitors from further afield represented GoodGym in the race.

Char, representing her baby charity Bookhounds came all the way from Liverpool to run the marathon in an amazing 03:49:56, making it her new PB.

Amy ran her first ever marathon and made to the finish line in an awesome 04:23:55. She dedicated her efforts to fundraise for the ME (chronic fatigue) Association. Her fundraiser is still open, just click here

Amy's wasn't the only fundraiser. Debs and Amy ran the 10 miler dedicating it to one of our favourite charities Move the Masses. Donations are still welcome here

Nicola grabbed a last minute place in the Marathon relay team helping to fundraise for York Samaritans. Turns out she joined the fastest team and they WON it! You can still donate to this great cause here.

And the rest of us, including me, joined the fun to achieve their own goals wheather it was running their first ever marathon, supporting their partner, achieving a new PB, discovering how far you can push yourself, training for more demanding ultra marathon, getting ready for the 12ks of Christmas, or just simply having fun and enjoying the day.

There are two quotes from the day that I want to share with you. First one is from Tristan's hero, a long distance runner Emil Zatopek and that one really is true:

If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon

The second quote is from one of the spectators. He stood on the side of the road about 10k before the finish line, so at the point where you start questioning the wisdom of your decision to run a marathon and when you are propelled mainly by your willpower.

This pain is only temporary, but Strava is forever

Report written by Michal Czekajlo

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Amy Tew
Amy Tew
Wednesday October 20th, 2021 08:56

Brilliant run report! Thanks Michal!

Char Binns
Char Binns
Wednesday October 20th, 2021 19:12

Great seeing you Michal and thanks for including me in your lovely report. FYI Bookhounds is a club for geeky runners and I was raising money for a Ugandan school:

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