Group run

Up, up and parkrun...

7 GoodGymers made their way 4km to help the Bath Odd down junior parkrun in Bath.

  • Mary Caudle
  • Cosmo Born
  • Ruth
  • Andy
  • Jer Boon
  • Helen Conner
  • Meyrick Williams
Sunday, 12th of February 2023
Led by Meyrick Williams

We met outside a pub at 0815 on a Sunday morning. To the casual observer we might have looked a little keen for a tipple. But alas, we were actually gearing up for a run up a steep 1 mile hill to Odd Down junior parkrun instead.

Meyrick our run leader talked through the introductions and we were off. The faster of us, looped back to sweep the back in the aim to keep us together. But to be fair, walking was probably as fast as running in this case as the hill was super steep.

Up and up we went, until eventually we reached a plateau and the sign for Odd down cycle circuit was in touch. We arrived warm! and ready for our marshal briefing. 7 of us reported into duty so we could double up at marshal points and create more cheer for the children. 34 children took part with many parents accompanying. The fastest completed the 2km course in an ultra impressive time of 6 minutes 57 seconds. We assumed our positions until the tail walker swept us up and walked us back to the start.

And now, the fun part. The group ran back down the steep hill back to the pub!

Report written by Helen Conner

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Meyrick Williams
Led by Meyrick Williams

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Runners helping out
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Cosmo Born
    • Jer Boon
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Ruth

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