Ryan just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Ryan a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
On another glorious Saturday morning, five goodgymers got their red t-shirts on and helped two parkruns happen for the hundreds of people who took part. Miriam, Jacqueline, Louise and Ryan took on various roles at Edgbaston Reservoir, as they had a good hundred or more runners on the day due to neighbouring Cannon Hill being cancelled this week. John set up the course at Perry Hall, but only got a chance to photograph the event sign rather than happy volunteer faces, where the nearby Sandwell Valley parkrun was cancelled due to UB40 playing (hence the pun), but happily had a limited effect on numbers.
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 the address reflects this, 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 email@example.com and I will add them to the report.