Group Fitness Activities
3 GoodGymer's (Liam, Ryan and I) volunteered today at Cancer Research's Race for Life at Cannon Hill Park.
It was an absolutely fantastic event to be able to help out at and it was really inspiring and emotive to see the roughly 550 entrants partake and complete the event and, in doing so, raise much needed funds for Cancer Research whilst remembering those that have sadly lost their lives to cancer.
Liam and Ryan were marshals out on the course and did a fantastic job cheering on all of the entrants as they went round the double lap course, whilst I was also cheering entrants on as they completed their first laps. Once the event was finished, we all also helped to clear up some of the signs out on the course.
We all enjoyed ourselves and will hopefully get involved in other Cancer Research events :)
Join in with making parkrun happen and raise the profile of Goodgym among local runners. There are several parkruns across and just outside the city, so look at the links below to choose one close and convenient to you and find out how to volunteer. You will need to send a message to the email address on the page for the parkrun you want to volunteer at, with your parkrun barcode to let them know you are able to volunteer.
I will be usually volunteering at Perry Hall so you can join me there if you wish, or if you have another one closer to home then the address of all individual parkruns can be found on their pages.
All parkruns have a similar structure, with a run director and a volunteer team who will make sure you are prepared for all you need to do to help.
You will have a full briefing of the mornings events and how to best support everyone participating at parkrun.
Tasks are varied and include: marshalling, scanning, giving out & sorting finish tokens, tail - walker and many more. All of the tasks are explained in full, easy to do and the tasks are a fun insight into how parkrun actually runs every Saturday!
The volunteering role usually finishes around 10-10:30am.
Sign up here to show you are volunteering and I will collate a run report. Let me know by posting any words or pictures into the Whatsapp group or to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add them to the report.
Tonight, after a very muggy day we were greeted by a rain storm! Oh dear, oh dear! Oh well the litter pick was put back a couple of weeks and Liam led the way on a steady run.
After not so long we ended up at the Mail box for the first time in a while, so it was time for those infamous hill repeats! Everyone pushed hard in the soggy conditions and of course 'enjoyed' themselves.
Once the 'pain game' was complete the group headed back to 1000 Trades for a well earned refreshment
We will be back on the canal this week. It will involve meeting at 1000 Trades in the upstairs room, before running out onto the Canal to complete a litter pick, before a fitness session.
Walkers are welcome to join and you can set off to the canal just before the runners.
Everyone is welcome, remember nobody is left behind.