Won't you be my neighbour?

11 runners ran 10km in a race in Barnet.

  • Sarah Moore
  • Brighton runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Heather Storey
  • John Shirley
  • Dave Mansfield
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Barnet runner
  • Freya
  • Barnet runner
  • Jack Concanon
Sunday, 2nd of July 2017

11 wonderful GGers descended on Cherry Tree Woods to run a tough, hilly 10k race across picturesque North London.

The race is in it's third year and more popular than ever: over 600 runners. It was also a glorious day in the sunshine, already blazing hot by 9am.

The race is N2 vs N10 - East Finchley vs Muswell Hill, with runners representing both areas. Times would be averaged out and an overall winner announced. We also took the opportunity for a little GG competition - GG Haringey and GG Barnet stepping up.

This being GoodGym though, the support for everyone was amazing and we made time for a lovely whole team photo at the start.

The race itself was fun but hard: a beautiful route through Alexandra Palace park and Highgate Woods with road and pavement running kept to a minimum. The lowlight? Hitting the hill at the 4k mark that just keeps on giving. Once complete though, the course headed to shady (and mostly flat!) Highgate Woods. The finish in Cherry Tree Woods was lovely with plenty of GoodGym cheering.

Particular cheers must go to Dashing Dave as the flag bearer for GG Haringey, Jack as the flag bearer for GG Barnet (giving Task Force Freya's Olympic Flag another run out), Oli for running despite 'enjoying' his Saturday night quite a bit, and Danica for supplying the race report title. No pb's were in sight on this hilly, windy course, but a good time had by all.

See you next year!

Report written by Barnet runner

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