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parkrun is GoodGym, it really is……

6 GoodGymers made their way to help the parkrun - Worthing in Worthing.

  • Gillybean
  • Belinda Robinson
  • Paul Woodcock
  • Paula Marten
  • John Robinson
  • Sue
Saturday, 28th of January 2023
Led by John Robinson

Today we were out in force raising awareness of GoodGym and supporting the local parkrun.

The first shall be.......

The ever enthusiastic Gill arrived first for set up and took charge of emptying the locker of the myriad of kit which enables parkrun to take place safely. John duly arrived to assist in the setup - his main duty being to supervise a D of E volunteer. John does like to supervise!

Gone too far again

Meanwhile Belinda strode purposefully to her allocated position - marshalling the turnaround. She loves to look people in the eye and declare firmly “you’ve gone too far this time”, but on this occasion realising that if anyone had gone too far she would have failed in her duty settled for cheery encouragement to support runners on the return stretch.

Like herding cats

Here at Worthing GoodGym we understand the need and value of positive encouragement. Paula demonstrated this very valuable trait as she positively herded those finishers down the funnel.

Another Goodgym scandal......

Time waits for no parkrunner, but two of our most scandalous (see what I did there?) did. With the volunteer app switched to scan mode Sue and Paul ensured no runner with barcode went unrecorded.


GoodGym were well represented in the results too. In addition to Gill and John who were able to volunteer and run, Sue W, Sarah and Natacha also ran. You may wonder why all those runners don’t appear on the results. Did I mention the need for barcodes……..

Like Arnie, we'll be back...

Another successful run supported, we’ll be back for a full ‘takeover’ later in the year.

Report written by John Robinson

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