Becca Citroen

Brent

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The GoodGym OIympics

Sat 3 Aug 12:30 pm
Parliament Hill Athletics Track, Parliament Hill Fields, Staff Yard, Highgate Road, , London, NW5 1QR
The GoodGym Sports day is here

Drum roll please I am pleased to announce the details for the third GoodGym Olympics…… AKA GoodGym Taskforce hosting its own sports day and hopefully you can make it.

More breaking news sign up is live here is the entry page: entry page

Closing date: 27th June 23:59

More details on infomatio and new events, badges and more click here: Goodgym Olympic infomation 2019



The location is in the beautiful setting of Parliament Hill Track in Hampstead Heath, this track has had some big guns run on it including hosting the fabulous night of the PB’s, a meeting that was used for Rio 2016 qualification for team GB. And for the last two years it’s also seen some very tense egg and spoon action. As this will be the third year next year I am planning on taking it out of London and will be asking if an area outside of London would like to host the 2020 version of these games, enquiry’s will be taken after this years games.

The day will contain a whole range of events that hopefully something for everyone, from the classics like 100m, 400m etc. new events like the elimination mile all the way to more fun events such as the egg and spoon and the GoodGym task themed track relay (talking elements of GoodGym and putting into a relay race,…I know). So something for everyone. Please check out last year’s run report for a bit more flavour of what’s in store: 2018 Report

I will be asking areas to bring an item to represent their area, in the past we have had a bonanza of flags and torches, this years is still under wraps and will be unveiled in good time.

To sign up for events closer to the time we will issue out an form for you to select the events you would like to do (max 3 and 1 relay), we will aim to ensure as many folks take part so the number of events you can do will be based on participation levels.

Legends and records will be created so come along and you can be part of it. The sign-up to specific events will be unveiled towards the end of April, however please sign up to the event and you will be posted more information when it is unravelled.

So which Area will come out on top?? All are welcome to the event that promises to be quite a unique track day out, whether you’re running or just cheering you won’t want to miss out.

Here is a breakdown:

Date: Saturday 3rd August



Location: Parliament Hill Track: Athletics Track Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill, London NW3 2JP

Nearest Train: Hampstead Heath

Start Time: 12:30

Registration: Sign up to this event, towards the end of April registration for each event will come up. You will individually submit your top three events and relay choice via an online form. From this information I will try and accommodate folk’s choices. Race places will be announced in May.

Limit: You can apply for multiply events however depending on numbers we currently are limiting it to one event and relay per person.

Cost: Suggested donation of £3 per athlete and £2 per spectator would be gratefully received to cover costs of hosting the event

Food: Currently we suggest BYOS (aka bring your own sandwiches or there are cafés also nearby) We will update info here if more catering options become available

Timetable: This will information will be released in May.

Participation: This event is open to all GoodGymers you are also more than welcome to come and cheer.

F.A.Q

Afterward the event: We're back at The Vine for post Olympics fun, all the details here. Area is booked from 6pm!

Accommodation for folks from Areas outside of London: We want as many folks to come along, obviously it being hosted in London means its more tricky for some areas than others, to try and help accommodate this we are hosting the event in the afternoon. Also if you want to come down and make a weekend of it then grand, I will be putting a spreadsheet out for London folks who have a spare room that are available, this will be available closer to the time. In the mean time here are a few places that are more affordable to stay, I hope this helps:

Clink 261 Hostel, WC1X 8QT: Price per night: From £13pp including FREE breakfast & WiFi. Group discounts. https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/clink261/

Travel Joy Hostel, SW1V 3LG, Price per night: Dorm beds from £18. Includes breakfast, bed linen & towel. https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/traveljoyhostel/

Clink78 Hostel: WC1X 9QG: Price per night: From £13pp https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/clink78/

Dover Castle Hostel: SE1 4XW: Price per night: £15-£28 pp https://independenthostels.co.uk/members/dovercastlehostelandflatshares/

Events on offer: To give you a flavour of what’s in store here are a list of the events on offer 100m 200m 400m 800m 1 mile Elimination mile 4x100m Mixed Relay 4x400m Mixed Relay 2 x 300 m Mixed Relay egg and spoon three legged race sac race 5000 m mixed Welly throw 3 minute mixed challenge GoodGym Task Relay For any specific questions please email me on tomb@goodgym.org Nice one, Tom

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Becca Citroen has been Coach Verified. Mon 17 Sep 2018

Big news. Becca is now Coach Verified. They're ready to start running to visit and older person. Show some love for Becca as they start the next phase of their GoodGym adventure.

Becca Citroen has been Mission Verified. Wed 18 Jul 2018

Congratulations to Becca who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Becca a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.

Becca Citroen has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 10 Jul 2018

Becca is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Becca Citroen went on a group run
Group run
Brent

A trolley good effort

Mon 9 Jul
Report written by Pritesh Mistry

Five great GoodGym-ers braved the heat and joined in Brent as we ran over 8km to help the Canal & River Trust

Football might be coming home but if you want something more certain then you can always rely on GoodGym Brent to be doing good on a Monday evening. Today we were off to Stonebridge to help Jack at the Canal & River Trust with some litter picking and general cleaning on the section of the Brent Feeder.

The News

Before we headed off on our run we gathered our group, welcomed first-timer Becca and did a little news update:

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - that's what the GG Olympics committee had to say about the GG Brent Torch - I am feeling very proud right now. Have a look at the full report of a smashing day here.

  • SOCIAL TIME - It's the GG Social and we're on tour in Wandsworth this Thursday. It's a bit far from Brent I know but the pub is right by Clapham Junction station if that helps. All the details here - come along if you can.

With that off we went, it's just over 4km to the task location which is one of our longest runs but it felt a lot longer in the heat - that said we did it in under half an hour - good work everyone.

Litter everywhere

We met Jack who got us kitted up and went through health and safety and off we went. The work we had done in previous months was unfortunately covered in loads more litter but everyone went at it hard and we filled loads of bags with litter. We also managed to fish a shopping trolley out of the canal too!

Half an hour went by in no time and we gathered all our bin bags and took a group photo with all we had collected. We were running a little late by this time so we went for a bit more effort on the run home and shaved a good minute off our previous time - excellent! Big thanks to Tabitha for not only back marking but taking on the new role of traffic monitor too.

Great work everyone - come back for more next week - you can sign up here, task should be finalised in the next day or so.

Cheers, Pritesh

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