Sian Dobson Hughes
Area Activator for Stockport. A born and bred Manc and a lover of all things running. From marathons to trails, triathlons to tracks.
Norwich GoodGym hosted the first GoodGym (not)parkrun, GoodGym Stockport were the hosts for the second week of the national GoodGym (not)parkrun on Saturday 16th.
Colchester GoodGym will be the host for week 3 on Saturday 23rd January.
GoodGym (not)parkrun is being hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, improve your fitness and keep that parkrun spirit going.
You can run or walk, whatever you prefer, from wherever you are in the country.
Everyone is very welcome to join!
Please remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, keep safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!
Just relish being out there.
You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form.
Thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events. To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.
The first GoodGym (not)parkrun saw an amazing 76 GoodGym runners across the UK take part. Hopefully that total was broken on week 2.
If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie of yourself or the scenery on the route and send it to me. My WhatsApp is 07890914806. As ever Ian
To spice things up and provide some motivation for the last couple of weeks of the GoodGym January Challenge, the motivational challenge for you for the second half of January is a GoodGym Scavenger hunt! (Shout out to Liv for allowing us to pinch her fabulous idea!)
You have one hour to find all the following things on your run, walk or cycle. How many can you find before the timer runs out?!
How to take part:
Set an hour timer using your watch or phone - no pausing the timer on the way! Using your daily exercise you can run, walk or cycle as you prefer. Attempt the challenge as many times as you like before 31st January but remember you should only head out once a day. Take a quick snap along the way to document your finds. Let us know how you get on in the comments below or in the Strava group
Share your photos with email@example.com to be included in the run report and make them as wacky as possible... We all need a lockdown laugh!
Here’s what you need to find:
A red door The number 58 A sign that says ‘good’ Something red in a shop window The word ‘gym’ A statue of a person - bonus point if you can take a photo shaking hands! A bridge A triangle shape A locked up bicycle Pay phone Welcome sign A rainbow
You can download the challenge sheet here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KoGR_tb3SwGssyhRe8UdTsmWPmgoysW5/view
Make sure you have your GoodGym account synced to your Strava so that we can collect the run/walked or cycled miles for The January Challenge - and help Team Fauja Singh rocket up the rankings!