Parkrun needs volunteers to happen. We are looking to support Sunny Hill in Hendon.
The volunteers make parkrun happen; they run the local events. They do all of the high-profile tasks at the event (like marshalling, timing, result recording, etc), and all the behind-the-scenes roles too.
Whatever you want to do, there is a role for you.
Please see the forthcoming volunteer roster page at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sunnyhill/futureroster for the current state of the volunteer roster for the next few weeks at Sunny Hill.
Three Goodgym members offered to be Parkrun volunteers. In the end they had enough which allowed Jacqui to run the 5Km. See pictures ( almost dancing the first lap). The Sunny Hill parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. 9am every Saturday - Sunny Hill or not!
"It's a hilly one! my friends warned me who have done Sunny Hill before. And it certainly is. A couple of short & sharp climbs on each of the two laps are enough to get the heart rate up and the legs screaming to walk. But as they say 'what goes up must come down' and sure enough there are some lovely long downhills to enjoy too; with a view over Wembley and North West London to enjoy for our efforts"
Rain, rain, go away...
The heavens opening was no match for the sturdy team of ten who came together to shift sand in a real Monday workout-and-a-half this evening.
After meeting outside Chiringuito, we enjoyed a leisurely run up through Approach Road, through the park, where we met a few of our fellow GoodGymers with Task Owner, rangers Mark and Darren. It was particularly lovely to be joined by first time GoodGymer Ailbhe, who got stuck straight in right from the off (hope we'll see you soon!).
Wheelbarrows and rakes were neatly lined up and we were briefed as to the sand destination: the objective of our mission was to replace depleted sand around all hazardous areas of the V&A playground, leaving no rock or sharp edge un-turned.
The team wheeled, and filled, emptied and raked: it was quite the 45-minute cardio-and-conditioning challenge.
And then it was 7:50 and it time to down tools, say cheerio and...head to the pub, where, after some amazing teamwork, we have Jacqui to thank for this evening's pun.
Well. Done. You.
Great work, Team Monday: you got a lot done on an evening it would have been easy to take off.
So this is fun. Tonight we become part of the I am Team GB campaign GoodGym have been invited to join this year. Yep, we're going to do our bit to increase sporty participation in our borough by creating yet another fun-filled night of activity.
Okay, what's the plan then?
We meet at Museum Gardens for a biscuit and a chat before making our way to Victoria Park.
You can run, walk or cycle - we will cater for all.
We'll join the Victoria Park rangers team for a busy hour of activity. Tasks will include moving a pile of sand to the V&A Playground, and a litter-pick on the West of the park.
We'll finish with just one victory lap of the gorgeous sandy running track adjacent to our task. A suitably sweaty high-five to all your effort this evening.
Jacqui has done their first race with GoodGym. Performing on the day is a lot of pressure; Jacqui's dealt with the nerves and turned up on the day to make it happen.
Great to be back running along the River!!
Despite the crazy weather it was fantastic to run in a GG group as we followed the river from Blackfrairs to Battersea park racking up some miles, catching up and chatting running!
Be great if you fancied joining me for round 2 sane time next week hopefully is bright sunshine!!
Be great to have you along for our first Riverside Run!
Starting at Blackfriars station at 6:30 look out for me in my GG top out the front of the station (North Bank side). 6k total run. We will follow the river West hoping to pick up GG runners as we pass!!
On the River under **Somerset House @6:40. 5k total run
Outside Westminster station @6:50 opposite Big Ben. 4k total run
Outside Tate Britain @ 7:05 3k total run.
As we make our way to Battersea Park for a 10 minute Strength session in the park. Aimed to be wrapped up between 7:30-7:40.
Be great if you could join us much of the session as you can.
There will be options to increase total distance as we run with little running challenges!!
Hope to see you there!
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):