Graham Atkins

LiRF-qualified, regular Islington-er. I like running. One summer I tried to visit every GoodGym London borough - managed 18!

Islington

Run Leader

282Good deeds

1,509runs

4,611cheers

Sat 27 Feb
15.7km
03:08:08
12:00/km
Graham Atkins completed a walk • Big ol day off walk
Fri 26 Feb
30.4km
05:30:34
10:52/km
Sun 21 Feb
10.9km
02:19:43
12:46/km
Sat 20 Feb
14.5km
02:36:04
10:45/km
Graham Atkins completed a training run • Tuesday morning run with Aidan
Tue 9 Feb
9.3km
49:37
05:19/km
Graham Atkins completed a training run • Sunday longrun: searching for grass
Sun 7 Feb
19.7km
01:40:01
05:04/km
Graham Atkins went on a party
Party
Islington

New Adventures for New Zealanders (Goodbye James and Claire)

Sat 6 Feb
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

We had a great crew of Goodgymmers log on this morning for our special Weekly Coffee Time meet-up to say farewell to James Gilbert and Claire Choe, two long time Goodgym Islington runners. They have some exciting times ahead, as they pack up their stuff before traveling to New Zealand. Earlier this morning, they received a knock on the door, and were greeted by Graham, providing home-made buns for breakfast (which looked delicious too!).

It was great to see some familiar faces from our past group runs too, including Tracey (and her attention seeking black and white cat) and Steve (who is getting back into his trademark long runs again, and is planning on meeting Frances for a snowy walk on Monday!). Kike was being proactive too, quietly fixing her bike in the background and preparing for some laps of Regent's Park, and Patrick set up a lovely backdrop for his Zoom set-up, with a special message for James and Claire ("We Miss You Already"- a sentiment we can all agree with). Aidan joined us too, sporting a lockdown moustache, trimmed after his fancy dress run with Graham last week (A "118, 118" Dave Bedford costume collaboration, for the GG Islington RUN-GO contest), and Caroline demonstrated her collection of virtual Zoom backdrops, previously used for her improv comedy performances (we had sci-fi bubbles, red brick wall and various wine bottle themed backgrounds!).

As always, it was an absolute pleasure to catch up with everyone, but also so lovely to see so many people show up to say Goodbye to our Goodgym friends. We all look forward to coming to visit your Southern Hemisphere wonderland very soon! Good luck, and all the best James and Claire.

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Graham Atkins completed a training run • 45’ easy: cinnamon roll exchange
Sat 6 Feb
9.1km
42:50
04:42/km
Thu 4 Feb
12.9km
56:31
04:22/km
Graham Atkins completed a training run • Tower Hamlets tour
Tue 2 Feb
8.5km
41:41
04:54/km
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