Latoya Stephens

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Next Race The Big Half 2022
Latoya Stephens went on a mission

Mission completed.

Fri 12 Aug
Report written by Nick Moore

Mission completed.

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Latoya Stephens signed up to a race

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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Fri 12 Aug
Latoya Stephens signed up to a group run
Group run

Watering Thirsty Community Gardens

Wed 10 Aug 18:45 pm
Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, London, N22 7TB
It's hot out there!

The Task:

The head gardener who looks after Moselle Meadow and the flowers at Russell Park is away and has entrusted us with looking after the colourful bloom in his absence. We will be visiting a couple of location to give the thirsty plants some water. Join us!

The Run/walk:

We are visiting three different locations during this task so please meet us Blue House Yard at 6:45 from a prompt departure. We'll do a 2kish run to the first location, then trot along to the other two locations so we'll do around 5k in total.

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Latoya Stephens went on a group run
Group run

Gramps, you're plum-belivable

Wed 3 Aug
Report written by Euclides Montes

11 awesome Goodgymmers descended upon the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve to lend a hand in prepping the site for the rehabilitation of a tree avenue.

Can I get a Woop Woop?

Big noise for Diego who travelled all the way from New Zealand to join us for his maiden run - talk about Goodgym tourism. Boom.

And thanks to everyone last night who celebrated good ol' Gramps as I burst my way through the big door marked '150 Good Deed Club'. You all rock. (And special mention to Alex for today's Gramps-centric pun).

Rollin' In The Deep

Never doubt our Goodgymmers to turn up with their sleeves rolled up when it comes to helping out at the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve: Goodgymmers Gonna Goodgym after all. Give them a call asking for help, and they'll never let You down. They'll turn Up with a smile on their lips and ready for action. Sometimes, they might even turn up in ways that might surprise you!

Anyway, last night was no exception. We all came ready for some hard graft. We removed an old plastic liner from the tree avenue as well as some loose stakes and logs, leaving the pathway ready for the Friends of Westbury Banks Nature Reserve to now come and make a decision on how to rehabilitate the tree avenue.

It looked like a very big job but you should've seen our Goodgymmers - they wasted no time and within 20 minutes, they has sorted it all out.

We even had time to fix a couple of fallen bug hotels and cleared a bunch of fallen tree debris from the newly-laid accesible path.

Having finished our task for the eve, Gramps was surprised with bubbles, cards, and goodies as we tried to take some group shots. Cheeky bunch!

We ate our biscuits and had a good ol' natter late into the evening.

A lovely eve.

Join us next week for more shenanigans.

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Latoya Stephens signed up to a group run
Group run

Preparing work for a Tree Avenue

Wed 3 Aug 18:45 pm
Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, London, N22 7TB
Come and help us set up for a long term project at the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve

We're going back to the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve to start prepping for a long term project we'll be supporting the Friends of Westbury Banks Nature Reserve with - creating a Tree Avenue on the roadside of the Reserve. Join us!

The run

We'll be doing a 3kish run from Blue House Yard. Please be there for a prompt 6:45pm departure. Thanks!

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Latoya Stephens completed a coach visit
Mon 1 Aug
Latoya Stephens signed up to a training session
Training session

Track Attack July 2022- Victoria Park

Sun 24 Jul 11:00 am
Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd,, London, E9 7DE
Back by popular demand- 1 mile and 5km time trial in Victoria Park!

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.

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

Please note that we may host this session at Victoria Dock instead depending on the weather conditions leading up to this session. All participants will be notified in advance via email.

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Latoya Stephens completed a training run • Run
Sun 10 Jul
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