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Next Race The Big Half 2022
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The Big Half 2022

Sun 4 Sep 08:00 am
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd,, London, SE1 2UP
The Big Half is a wonderful celebration of London’s diversity featuring communities and groups of all ages and abilities from the four host boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets

The Big Half is back on Sunday 4th of September!

A great route that starts by Tower Bridge and finishes alongside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The route is known as the first half of the London Marathon, but backwards.


This 13.1 mile race will take you on an out and back to Canary Wharf. On the way back, you will be running through the backstreets of Limehouse and Wapping before crossing over Tower Bridge as you head pass Bermondsey station and loop around Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Surrey Quays. The last couple of miles are through Deptford as you muster your energy with the crowds cheering you on for a sprint finish to Cutty Sark!


Interested? Entries are now open!

  • General entries: £46 (with a £2 discount for members of UKA athletics clubs like GoodGym Race Team).

  • Resident entries: £36 for people living in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich (with a £2 discount for members of UKA athletics clubs like GoodGym Race Team).

  • Community entries: £10, these are limited, but GoodGym have a few community places (check with your Area Activator).

After party?

Yes, there is an after-party to celebrate our achievements. This will be hosted by GoodGym Greenwich as fittingly we end in Greenwich. Details of the exact location is still TBD. Still you can sign-up to let them know your interest here.

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Danny went on a community mission
Community mission


Thu 30 Jun
Report written by Danny

Great turn out from both runners and guides overcoming a track that wasn't a open, then unseasonable weather, to be rewarded with not one but two rainbows 🤩

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Danny went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Hangerin on in there! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Jonathan

Shout to Danny on a bit of Goodgym tourism; nice to see you and do come again!

Best finds from this search was more tutus and a disowned top from a hen do in 2013!

Thanks to TRAID for having us once again and looking forward to being back!

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Danny went on a community mission
Community mission

Thirsty Thursday

Thu 16 Jun
Report written by Danny

Back to track training after a really fun Saturday out at the Metro Blind Games, there was one thing on people's lips - the heat.

Apparently London is due for 33°c on Friday, so we took the chance to get a run in today, and hopefully will all be able to relax tomorrow.

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Danny went on a community mission
Community mission

Metro Motivation

Sat 11 Jun
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

Last Saturday, a great group of Goodgym runners were invited to get involved with the annual Metro Blind Sports games, held at Mile End Stadium. We were informed about the event by our friends at Achilles International, and were thrilled to help some of our regular Thursday evening session participants in their own races. As well as London locals, we had entrants visiting from as far as California and Poland to experience a classic athletics meeting, but made to be accessible for VI (visually impaired) competitors.

It was wonderful to see a full roster of runners, throwers, jumpers and sprinters- including school children and grandparents, and even former Paralympic world record holders (the legendary Noel Thatcher joined us!).

The core team who were running the event (coordinators, track officials, hosts) were really pleased to see so many new guides joining in this year, and thanked Goodgym directly for their contribution. We were so happy to see some of our Achilles International regulars coming away with some silverware as well (Congratulations to Naqi, Ashfaq and Toni on your excellent shotput, sprinting and long jump performances!).

It was also super heartening to meet VI runners and guides from other running communities too- and even encouraging them to join us for future sessions at Green Park and Paddington Rec Track.

A wonderful day out. Well done everyone!

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Danny went on a group run
Group run

A new Quincentennial!

Wed 1 Jun
Report written by Pete Hutchings

our first time helping out in the care home at Rathbone House for Central and Cecil housing trust. Many hands made lite work of clearing the vegetation and bagging it up to make way fir new decking and planting.

Proceedings we're definitely over shadowed (and rightfully so) by stalwart of the Camden Good Gym and bringer and baker of great cake and snacks Liz's 499th mission.

Slightly later than planned due to the pandemic Liz will be joining the very auspicious 500 club, a huge achievement and something to be proud of!

Next Wednesday we're at Cecil Sharp House helping out in the Garden, sign up to see what snacks Liz brings us! https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/group-run-to-weed-at-cecil-sharp-house

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