Group run

Pacing ourselves for Paces

7 GoodGymers made their way 9.1km to help the Paces and Paces in Sheffield.

  • Tom Mutton
  • Sheffield runner
  • David McLeavy
  • Celine
  • Becca W
  • Yvette Lavelle
  • Greg Hewitt
Monday, 23rd of January 2023
Led by Tom Mutton

Seven SENSATIONAL GG runners did an extra long run around Sheffield Gym's tonight to help spread the word about a number of fund raising events for the fantastic charity PACES.

Paces provides a vital service for people living with Cerebral Palsy, and they are always seeking funds to continue and expand their work.

We heard more about Paces from their Event Manager David, who told us more about the charities work and fundraising plans for 2023 through a series of runs including:

  1. Sheffield Half Marathon - 26th March
  2. Dearne Valley 10K - Sunday 21st May
  3. Sheffield 10K in September - Sunday 24th Sept

Why not enter yourself and get the #redthunder to join the #pinkarmy

All of the Paces events details can be found on their website below and it's not just running. There is Skydiving, walking/trekking, cycling, golf and all sorts!

It's a great time to set some goals in Jan, so why not make one of them a Paces event where you can raise money for a good cause at the same time!

The task itself set us on a treasure hunt style run, finding as many of the local gyms as possible and asking them to pop up some posters promoting the upcoming events to try and get more people involved and raising money for the charity.

At each location we had a group photo outside the gym before heading to the next.

It was great to have a Task Owner running with us setting the pace... and David promised he'd be along to future runs. It was also the first run for another Event Manager, this time in the form of Greg who we really hope will be back again for more and did fantastically well considering that this run was a lot further than we would normally go! Top effort Greg! Please do give both of the new runners a follow. We also had new to the area, but not new to GG runners Becca and Yvette who were both great, really nice chatty people who we hope come back again soon too!

Until next time. Happy running! :)

Report written by Tom Mutton

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Tom Mutton
Led by Tom Mutton

Sheffield Area Activator. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the session report

    • Yvette Lavelle
    • David McLeavy
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Celine

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