Training session

Lightening Speed Laps!

8 GoodGymers made their way on a training session in Islington.

  • Hackney runner
  • Iman Kouchouk
  • John Shirley
  • Islington runner
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Matthew Stuart
  • Tracey
  • Clair Sim
Saturday, 3rd of April 2021
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

8 Goodgym runners met up at Pavilion Cafe on Old Ford Road this morning for our first "Track Attack" time trial session of 2021. Our crew walked together to the old, bumpy (but accurately measured!) Victoria Park track, passing happy dogs, children and sports teams enjoying the slight relaxing of lockdown restrictions.

Every month, our plan is to host a 1 mile (4 laps) and a 5km (12.5 laps) event every month as a personal challenge, especially while events like parkrun are not currently operating. The atmosphere is sociable and supportive, not competitive and race focused (although we can appreciate a good kick in a track event!), and is actively open for all runners- perfect for folks who want to try track running for the first time. We were even able to enjoy a safe, socially distanced coffee and cake afterwards.

A couple of videos from trackside can be viewed here:

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