The plan is to meet up outside the Arsenal Community Hub on Benwell Road, and after a short warm up, health and safety briefing and a warm welcome, we will run together to Grenville Gardens.
Grenville Gardens, Grenville Rd, London, N19 4ER
If you are not planning to run with us, our arrival time at Grenville Gardens will be 7.10 - 7.15pm.
After our session, we will aim to arrive back at The Arsenal Community Hub for 8.30pm at the latest.
Things to Note
Please only bring items you are willing to run with.
The bag drop option is not currently available to us at the Arsenal Community Hub, as the space is being used as a Covid testing facility.
This also means that we do not have access to toilets or changing areas yet either.
Come and join the Goodgym Islington crew for our monthly post group run social (1st Monday of every month).
We typically make a booking for approx 15 people at The Highbury Library bottle shop for 8.45pm.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on offer, with a covered outdoor space and a basement bar available.
If the sign-up limit is reached, feel free to comment below, and we will check if there is flexibility for more guests.
Our friends at the Arsenal Community Hub on Benwell Road (aka the start point for our Goodgym group runs) have offered the Goodgym community 20 free entries to the upcoming Adidas City Run: Islington event.
The race is set on a 1 mile loop course around the Drayton Park and the Emirates Stadium itself- flat and fast, with loads of spectator cheer points (music and DJs too!). The objective is to cover as much distance as possible within a 1 hour time limit.
The event village opens up at 7am, but the race will operate wave starts from 8am onwards. You are welcome to run at a wave start that suits you (depending on availability).
See here for more information: https://www.adidascityruns.com/
Please sign up here if you are interested in the free community place- an code will be posted to you once we have 20 names.
If we run out of sign-ups, please feel free to comment below, and you will be added to a reserve list, in case any tickets become available again.
Charlotte 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.
New attendance record claxon!!! A gray day in October goes down in GoodGym Liverpool history as our highest single Group Run attendance (to date!) with a massive team of 34 runners helping out.
What a difference a week makes. Last Monday we dropped in to single figures for the first time in months, as only the brave showed up in torrential weather. A week later and we're tearing up the GoodGym Liverpool record book. Amazing stuff folks, thanks to everyone for being there.
This week's task was based at one of our favourite places and iconic Liverpool building, the Bombed Out Church. After a run around the back streets of less than a 1km we arrived feeling fresh. Following a short history lesson from Ambrose, custodian of this wonderful building, we were soon put to work. The church's seriously heavy wooden pews, which we've moved before multiple times, were a breeze to carry with so many hands to help.
After rearranging the furniture we split into two groups whom I shall casually term Team Mud and Team Broom. Team Mud's task was to shift a tonne of top soil one hundred metres before spreading it on a new bed. Dirty work, but satisfying. Meanwhile, Team Broom gave the steps surrounding the church (a daily hangout spot for folks waiting for the bus, snacking on take away and local homeless folks passing the day) a good old brush and weed, since they are always in need of a little LTC. Both teams made quick work of their tasks in spite of the fading light (head torches at the ready next week folks!).
A huge shout out, thank you and massive well done to Amy for her incredible recruitment drive, convincing half of her cheerleading squad to join GoodGym. And to all of the squad, thanks so much for coming and do join us again soon :)
After the task we nipped back up the hill and went to the Met Cathedral for our fitness session. (As usual) I may have overcomplicated the session a little but at its heat was team camaraderie, mixed running drills and of course, steps! Everyone worked super hard and got their hearts pumping but saved a little energy for our Strava segment on the way back to base.
Amazing efforts everyone! Thanks so much for being part of a record breaking evening of getting fit while doing good.
P.S. Kudos to Task Force who turned out on mass (all 12 of them!) for a really productive meeting post-run. Amongst other things, we started to look ahead towards the January Challenge...!!!! Watch. This. Space.
We love the Bombed Out Church and help out there as often as we can.
Every time we visit, project director Ambrose puts us to work with a variety of tough tasks and we always leave feeling like we made a huge difference.
If the weather is bad, this task could get messy so please don't wear your best kit but DO BRING GLOVES.
Less than 1km from our Hope Street base, this is a walkable task so spread the word to your non-runner/ new runner friends.
To ensure everyone feels like they've had a workout, we'll enjoy a fun fitness session after the task.