Eilidh Wagstaff

Islington

13Good deeds

13runs

38cheers

Eilidh Wagstaff signed up to a training session
Training session
Islington

Track Attack 2021 (Round 5)

Sun 8 Aug 10:30 am
Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd,, London, E9 7DE

Please note that this training session has been cancelled.

Back by popular demand- 1 mile and 5km time trial in Victoria Park!

Missing our annual trip to Parliament Hill for GG Olympics, or your regular track session with your running club? Or just interested to try out track running for the first time in a social setting?

Come and join us for a Goodgym track meet at Victoria Park Track.

(We will meet at the Pavilion Cafe at the entrance to the park and then walk over to the track).

Sign up to run either:

1 mile time trial- 4 laps

5000m (5km)- 12.5 laps

Please comment on this event page to state which distance you would prefer.

We are planning on hosting 2 or more timed events, limiting the numbers of participants on the track at one time. Those who are not running in the race will be asked to be lap counters, and will swap roles as they run.

Although the event is timed, it definitely isn't going to be competitive. Open to all, chase your own goals!

Come and cheer each other on. Afterwards, we will meet up for a coffee and possibly some brunch at the HUB Cafe across from the track.

Meet you at Pavilion Cafe near the entrance to Victoria Park (Globe Road), and we will walk to the track

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Community mission
Islington

Market Road Gardens (Week 3)

Mon 12 Jul 19:00 pm
Market Road, London, N7 9PL

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Join us for our mighty Market Road Gardens greening project!

We will be helping the lovely folks from Octopus Community Network and Market Road Gardens again this week.

Task location:

Market Road Gardens, Off Market Road, London, N7 9GT

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Training session
Islington

Running from the Rain!

Sat 3 Jul
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

This morning was the return of the ever popular "Track Attack" lockdown training session- our monthly time trial at Victoria Park Track (the original chalky course open to the public, and full of dogs, footballers, cyclists and yoga enthusiasts- as it should be!). We all gathered up at the Pavilion Cafe near Globe Road before walking and cycling to the track itself. This time, we had a record turn-out, with 14 runners participating in total (including first time Track Attackers: Harvey, Rachel, Aine, Jennifer and Tom- Welcome, and Thanks for joining us!).

We organised 2 events between us- Dharmesh and Simon ran a quick zippy 1 mile TT first (4 laps of a fully course measured 400m track) to start the proceedings, while Aine took on the stopwatch duties.

We had 12 runners for the 5km TT (12.5 laps, marked out by AA Simon's spare trainers, as he forgot his marker cones...), and we saw some top quality running, excellent pacing and some impressive personal lap counting skills!

As we finished up the event, Jo and Paul found a lost phone, left in the middle of the park. It looked like it had fallen out of someone's bag. So after a hard run session, Paul took on the detective role, and was able to contact an emergency number for the phone owner, and left it with park officials for a safe pick-up.

Great work- the moral of the story is:

Don't forget to add emergency details to your phones folks!

We will be hosting the next Track Attack TT on Sunday 8th August, at 10.30am (same time, same place):

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/track-attack-2021-round-5

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Eilidh Wagstaff signed up to a training session
Training session
Islington

Track Attack 2021 (Round 4)

Sat 3 Jul 10:30 am
Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd,, London, E9 7DE
Back by popular demand- 1 mile and 5km time trial in Victoria Park!

Missing our annual trip to Parliament Hill for GG Olympics, or your regular track session with your running club? Or just interested to try out track running for the first time in a social setting?

Come and join us for a Goodgym track meet at Victoria Park Track.

(We will meet at the Pavilion Cafe at the entrance to the park and then walk over to the track).

Sign up to run either:

1 mile time trial- 4 laps

3000m (3km)- 7.5 laps

5000m (5km)- 12.5 laps

Please comment on this event page to state which distance you would prefer.

We are planning on hosting 3 or more timed events, limiting the numbers of participants on the track at one time. Those who are not running in the race will be asked to be lap counters, and will swap roles as they run.

Although the event is timed, it definitely isn't going to be competitive. Open to all, chase your own goals!

Come and cheer each other on. Afterwards, we will meet up for a coffee and possibly some brunch at the Park Cafe across from the track.

Meet you at Pavilion Cafe near the entrance to Victoria Park (Globe Road), and we will walk to the track

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Eilidh Wagstaff went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Caring for CREOS

Sun 20 Jun
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

4 Goodgymmers from across the boroughs braved the looming rainfall to come and help out at the monthly Friends of Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) volunteering day. Glenys (the main volunteer coordinator) met us at the usual meeting spot (tennis court car park, just off Park Road), and introduced us to another volunteering crew called The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), who are based in Haringey. They have been taking on some ambitious forest maintenance projects in the local area- check them out here: https://www.tcv.org.uk/.

Jamie joined a small team to help with clearing out ditches using shovels and spades (clearing a run-off section for excess rainfall), while Eilidh assisted with clearing the overgrown weeds and wild grass from the main meadow section of the open space. Karen helped out with shifting lots of silt and soil from loads of gulleys lining the main forest footpaths (whilst also saying "Hello" to adorable dogs), and AA Simon walked the paths, clearing overgrown sections with clippers to improve accessibility. We covered a lot of ground over the 90 minutes of our session, and met lots of friendly locals (plenty of "Thank Yous" from walkers, runners and families, and a lot of inquiries about helping out for future volunteering meet-ups).

Great to be back in this lovely green space. Sign up to our next session here:

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/crouch-end-open-space-creos-volunteering-day-june-2021-f3abd58e-77a1-4315-815a-b4e3e5c69baf

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Community mission
Islington

Market Road Gardens (Week 1)

Mon 28 Jun 19:00 pm
Market Road, London, N7 9PL

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Run with us to Market Road Gardens, a lovely greening project.

We will be helping the lovely folks from Octopus Community Network and Market Road Gardens again this week.

Task location:

Market Road Gardens, Off Market Road, London, N7 9GT

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