Katie Allan

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Katie Allan went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Night of the 10,000m PBs- Saturday show time volunteers!

Sat 14 May

Night of the 10,000m PBs- A volunteer powered annual celebration of 25 lap racing!

After a two year break, the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs is back for 2022!

The event is an annual full day of endurance distance racing with the most competitive runners on the scene. These races have been listed as part of the European 10,000m qualification criteria, so some incredible running will be on show!

The unique element of this event is the overall accessibility for spectators, fellow runners and supporters to come and cheer on our local athletes. The event is completely free, and anyone can come down to watch and be inspired!

Talks, interviews and activities will be scheduled throughout the day and night, with a fully stocked bar and food outlets on offer too. The whole event is a fantastic party for grassroots running!


This is the sign up page for Saturday 14th May, any time between 2pm to closedown at 10pm.

The Highgate Harriers team would be looking for volunteers to assist with moving spectator barriers throughout the races (after the first set of laps, the barriers move to lane 3, so the supporters can be in close proximity to the runners). You will have the best view in the house!


Update- 8th May 2022

The schedule for Night of the 10,000m PBs has been finalised.

Please can you add your availability for volunteering on this spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lA69HDfxZOXMQ6qO4mTOT8FbX00f5vZ2xVeD5oVBK5o/edit?usp=drivesdk

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Katie Allan signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Night of the 10,000m PBs- Saturday show time volunteers!

Sat 14 May 14:00 pm
Parliament Hill Athletics Track, Parliament Hill Fields, Staff Yard, Highgate Road, , London, NW5 1QR
Help the UK's premier grassroots athletic event go ahead on Parliament Hill

Night of the 10,000m PBs- A volunteer powered annual celebration of 25 lap racing!

After a two year break, the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs is back for 2022!

The event is an annual full day of endurance distance racing with the most competitive runners on the scene. These races have been listed as part of the European 10,000m qualification criteria, so some incredible running will be on show!

The unique element of this event is the overall accessibility for spectators, fellow runners and supporters to come and cheer on our local athletes. The event is completely free, and anyone can come down to watch and be inspired!

Talks, interviews and activities will be scheduled throughout the day and night, with a fully stocked bar and food outlets on offer too. The whole event is a fantastic party for grassroots running!


This is the sign up page for Saturday 14th May, any time between 2pm to closedown at 10pm.

The Highgate Harriers team would be looking for volunteers to assist with moving spectator barriers throughout the races (after the first set of laps, the barriers move to lane 3, so the supporters can be in close proximity to the runners). You will have the best view in the house!


Update- 8th May 2022

The schedule for Night of the 10,000m PBs has been finalised.

Please can you add your availability for volunteering on this spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lA69HDfxZOXMQ6qO4mTOT8FbX00f5vZ2xVeD5oVBK5o/edit?usp=drivesdk

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Katie Allan went on a group run
Group run
Lambeth

Delivering Postcards - Nothing to Write Home About

Tue 10 May
Report written by Yianny

We had a bumper group of runners this evening, all eager to find out what was in store with this week's task. Our social cause was to honour the memory of Maud Arbery whose life was sadly taken while out for an evening run.

The Lambeth community ran 3.5kms - 2.23 miles to mark the tragic day of his passing (Feb 23 2020) - and did 28 squats at the halfway point to mark what would have been his 28th Birthday this month.

And so on to more positive things, who was the mysterious beneficiary of tonight's task? Well what more worthy cause than GoodGym itself?! That's right, we are aiming to put Lambeth GG back where it was pre pandemic with 30+ runners at the group run, Missions throughout the week and hopefully multiple group runs to cover the whole of the Lambeth area! To do that we need more GoodGymers and to get those we needed flyers of course, and the team at GG central came through big time, with high quality postcard style adverts featuring our very own (and soon to be world renowned) Michael!

We were delighted to welcome along Hannah for her first ever GG run, and lo and behold she discovered both a fellow colleague from her current work site and one from her previous site on the run as well - #smallworld/GoodGym - great to have you with us Hannah!

The group returned from the run to the area immediately surrounding our base at Papa's Park and began posting in earnest, earlier in the evening we wondered if we could get through so many flyers but in the end we almost exhausted the entire 3 bundles (although there is some discussion as to whether Sam and Joao were flyering or went into someone's home for a cup of tea and biscuits as they were the only pair to return with any spares.....)

We finished pretty quickly so it was time for a beloved fitness session at Papa's before a cool down and chance to share all the exciting upcoming GG activities - check out the website or your weekly fitness email - such as Lambeth training sessions (see here) GoodGym summer Rounders (18th June) and the Lambeth x York Weekender!

Big thanks as well to Effie and Katie who did a walking session and grabbed some excellent pics, vids and errr boomerangs....?!

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Katie Allan signed up to a group run
Group run
Lambeth

#IRunWithMaud - Tuesday's Group Run !!

Tue 10 May 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Raising awareness of social issues

On Tuesday 10th May we will be running with Maud to celebrate and remember Maud Arbery.

The 8th May would have been Maud's (Ahmaud Marquez Arbery) 28th birthday.

We will be running 2.23 miles (3.5kms) to mark the tragic day of his passing (Feb 23 2020) and the Lambeth group will be carrying out tasks supporting local organisations focussed on Diversity in the community.

More detail can be found here: https://www.runwithmaud.com/

Tonight we have a very special task and it is to raise awareness of GoodGym Lambeth! Come on down to find out how.

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Katie Allan went on a group run
Group run
Lambeth

The Wheels on the Barrow Go Round and Round

Tue 29 Mar
Report written by Yianny

Tuesday evening with daylight.... Spring is springing!

We kicked off with some document checking for Emily - great to have you join the run as well, welcome to Lambeth GoodGym! 🏃

We were due to have a fun quiz (with prizes!) to wrap up Women's History Month but the AA promptly forgot in the excitement of getting out into the light and starting the warm up. Oh well, if you would like to be sent the ques you can answer them on the WhatsApp group and receive your prize next week. 🏅

We set off at a decent clip for a quick 2.5kms to get us ready for one of the more physical gardening tasks we have had in a while and the team divided into 3 groups for breaking up and clearing the big branches from the slope, freeing the strawberry patch from the twigs and clearing the area where the compost heap would go. 🍂

After 30 mins of hacking, stacking and clearing the new bug hotels were ready, all areas were cleared and we could do a few quick shuttles with the wheelbarrow to bring the compost over and pour into the big planter. One small issue - it was up a gravelly slope - not ideal for wheelbarrows as it turns out! (Frances and Adam thanks for the help shuttling the barrow up and down)

What better way to end than Caroline from Pulross Centre giving out fresh Brixton Chard for people to take home and once back at base for warm down the conversation turned to massaging kale and how best to prep the Chard for dinner, yum. 🥑

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Katie Allan signed up to a group run
Group run
Lambeth

Pulling Weeds @ Pulross Centre - Tuesday’s Group Run !!

Tue 29 Mar 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Improve the space at the GP Practice for patients

** Sign up to join the Lambeth Community on the legendary Tuesday Group Run** 😊

This week we head over to help the Lambeth GP Food Coop @ The Pulross Centre which is a rehabilitation unit of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital with a 20 bed unit for stroke patients. The garden is used by patients and staff to learn how to grow vegetables and your help on Tuesday will enable us to create a wonderful environment for them when they reopen next month. 💯

We're going to: - clear one area of the garden of ivy and some extraneous foliage ready for planting - clear the other side of the area of the same items to enable a pathway to be established to enable future access to our new composter - move branches, and small logs into one area ready to be used for building bug hotels - Have fun while doing it

If you have gardening gloves please bring them although we have several pairs if you don't and as this is a night task if you have a head torch please also bring that.

The task is right by our base so we will head out as usual and grab a fast and fun 2k or so then circle round for the task and finish if we have time with a bit of fitness as well!

Join your fellow runners and make a difference locally while getting your fit on. 📢

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Katie Allan went on a race
Race
Southwark

Parkrun On Tour: Brockwell Park

Sat 26 Feb
Report written by Sam Lefevre

The second Parkrun race of the "Parkrun on Tour: South London edition" brought 10 GoodGymers to Brockwell Park to run this one and a half hilly race.

There was a high presence from GoodGym Lambeth and GoodGym Hammersmith & Fulham as we all meet before the run began.

Once we had our briefing and made our way to the start line, we all set off at our own pace. Here are the results:

  1. Sam (75th - 23:45)
  2. Matt (94th - 24:41)
  3. Helen (98th - 24:47)
  4. Katy (144th - 26:39)
  5. Jonathan (174th - 28:13)
  6. Katie (182nd - 28:46)
  7. Chris (194th - 29:25)
  8. Hannah (234th - 31:51)
  9. Stephen (235th - 31:51)
  10. Dave (250th - 34:31)

Great running from everyone on a sunny Saturday! As customary, we got in a group photo too.

After a parkrun, the best part is getting a coffee (and pastry). Making our way to Herne Hill for a coffee before making our way back to Brockwell to sit, chat and drink our coffees. We even had an innocent looking dog come and say more than "Hello". 👀🐕

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Katie Allan went on a training session
Training session
Islington

Headtorch Group Run- Highgate, Muswell Hill, Alexandra Palace

Fri 25 Feb

Area Activator Simon will be leading a group run (social pace, all abilities welcome) along the upper Parkland Walk, from Highgate to Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace.

Our plan is to run approximately 8-10km of total distance, enjoying this popular route in the cover of darkness, but using our own headtorches to light the way!

The terrain is firm, but can be a little bit muddy. Light trail shoes or hardy road shoes would be best (brand new Nike 4% super shoes probably not recommended!).

Happy to start and finish our run at The Boogaloo Pub in Highgate, and to enjoy refreshments and chats after the session.

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