Simon Fitzmaurice

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Islington

Met League Cross Country - Wormwood Scrubs

Sat 15 Jan 00:00 am
Wormwood Scrubs Park, London, W12 0DF
Run with GoodGym for some cross country racing!

It’s XC time and we are officially taking part in the 🏁 Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

What is it ❓

Met League Cross Country is a set of five 7-8km races organised by London race clubs. They are held in parks around London with the routes including a mixture of grass, gravel and a little mud!

⏲️ Races are held in age groups for women and men. We take part in the Senior division.

  • Women's race will start around 13:30
  • Men's race will start around 14:30

Please arrived at least 20 minutes early to warm up and get your race number, also Men should arrive at the start of women race to cheers on πŸ”₯!

This is how the scoring works πŸ…

  • All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.
  • So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position. But it is the taking part that we really care about!

To Take Part πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

The cost is Β£5 and gives you access to all 5 races in the season! You can take part in as many on the races as you like. Payment can be done on the day or via bank transfer.

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team. If you need help with this contact raceteam@goodgym.org

You can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Second claim members can also compete for GoodGym as long as their first claim club is not competing in Met League

You are welcome to join this WhatsApp group to chat to others taking part.

Post Race 🍻

After each race, we will go to a pub to celebrate and eat some lunch. Everyone is welcome to join.

Outside of London? πŸ—ΊοΈ

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters πŸ”Š

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub after :D

Volunteers πŸ™πŸ»

We also need to provide 1 volunteer per fixtures so if you are injured 😒 but still want to take part or you just want to help let me know πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Met League Cross Country - Claybury

Sat 16 Oct 00:00 am
Claybury Park, London, IG6 2QS
Run with GoodGym for some cross country racing!

It’s XC time and we are officially taking part in the 🏁 Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

What is it ❓

Met League Cross Country is a set of five 7-8km races organised by London race clubs. They are held in parks around London with the routes including a mixture of grass, gravel and a little mud!

⏲️ Races are held in age groups for women and men. We take part in the Senior division.

  • Women's race will start around 13:30
  • Men's race will start around 14:30

Please arrived at least 20 minutes early to warm up and get your race number, also Men should arrive at the start of women race to cheers on πŸ”₯!

This is how the scoring works πŸ…

  • All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.
  • So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position. But it is the taking part that we really care about!

To Take Part πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

The cost is Β£5 and gives you access to all 5 races in the season! You can take part in as many on the races as you like. Payment can be done on the day or via bank transfer.

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team. If you need help with this contact raceteam@goodgym.org

You can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Second claim members can also compete for GoodGym as long as their first claim club is not competing in Met League

You are welcome to join this WhatsApp group to chat to others taking part.

Post Race 🍻

After each race, we will go to a pub to celebrate and eat some lunch. Everyone is welcome to join.

Outside of London? πŸ—ΊοΈ

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters πŸ”Š

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub after :D

Volunteers πŸ™πŸ»

We also need to provide 1 volunteer per fixtures so if you are injured 😒 but still want to take part or you just want to help let me know πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Met League Cross Country - Trent Park

Sat 19 Feb 00:00 am
Trent Country Park, Cockfosters, Enfield, London, EN4 0JZ
Run with GoodGym for some cross country racing!

It’s XC time and we are officially taking part in the 🏁 Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

What is it ❓

Met League Cross Country is a set of five 7-8km races organised by London race clubs. They are held in parks around London with the routes including a mixture of grass, gravel and a little mud!

⏲️ Races are held in age groups for women and men. We take part in the Senior division.

  • Women's race will start around 13:30
  • Men's race will start around 14:30

Please arrived at least 20 minutes early to warm up and get your race number, also Men should arrive at the start of women race to cheers on πŸ”₯!

This is how the scoring works πŸ…

  • All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.
  • So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position. But it is the taking part that we really care about!

To Take Part πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

The cost is Β£5 and gives you access to all 5 races in the season! You can take part in as many on the races as you like. Payment can be done on the day or via bank transfer.

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team. If you need help with this contact raceteam@goodgym.org

You can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Second claim members can also compete for GoodGym as long as their first claim club is not competing in Met League

You are welcome to join this WhatsApp group to chat to others taking part.

Post Race 🍻

After each race, we will go to a pub to celebrate and eat some lunch. Everyone is welcome to join.

Outside of London? πŸ—ΊοΈ

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters πŸ”Š

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub after :D

Volunteers πŸ™πŸ»

We also need to provide 1 volunteer per fixtures so if you are injured 😒 but still want to take part or you just want to help let me know πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Simon Fitzmaurice went on a group run
Group run
Islington

Lucky 13 on the 13th

Mon 13 Sep
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Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

Headtorch season is upon us!

Area Activator Simon met up with 6 runners at the Arsenal Community Hub on Benwell Road on Monday evening (including first timer Katherine, and GG Lambeth runner Alfie- welcome!). Our crew made our way out to Thornhill Square Gardens, just off Caledonian Road- running approx 3km each way.

Upon our arrival, we caught up with 6 more Goodgymmers (including regulars like Steve, Patrick and Benedict), and local volunteer Chris, one of the Friends of Thornhill Square Gardens.

We branched off into 4 groups between us- Team 1 picked up wheelbarrows from the community shed to assist with moving and shifting a pile of green waste and soil into a compost bin on the opposite side of the park. Team 2 helped to re-arrange and tidy a line of woven willow branches, positioned to allow new shoots to create an organic border around the flower beds. Team 3 set about weeding out the other flower beds, and trimming the connecting grass verges using loppers and secateurs. Finally, Team 4 continued their fine work of clearing the main entrance path of weeds and overgrown plants using shovels, hoes and gloved hands.

Within 45 minutes, we had all completed a plenty of objectives, especially with the darkness starting to fall. Portable work lights were used to illuminate our work spaces, along with our headtorches. We cleared up our tools and all of our green cuttings, and parted ways- 6 runners joined Trainer Simon for the return run (up hill!) back to the Emirates Stadium.

Wonderful work everyone!

Next Week!

We will return to Caxton House Community Centre to continue their lovely neighbourhood gardening project.

Sign up here to join us next Monday!

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/group-run-call-to-caxton-house-community-centre

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Simon Fitzmaurice went on a training session
Training session
Islington

Speedy Sunday

Sun 12 Sep
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Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

6 Goodgym runners from all different boroughs joined us for possibly the last Track Attack session of summer on Sunday. We were gifted by some sunshine and friendly fellow runners at Victoria Park track (after making a short walk from Pavilion Cafe). We were surrounded by adorable puppies too (one which decided to steal Trainer Simon's spare shoes while he was out running).

As part of our session, we lead a 1 mile (4 lap) and a 5km (12.5 lap) distance time trial.

We started with the 1 mile, with John, Tracey, Ivy and Emily putting in some stellar performances (congrats to John for using this as a fitness test after an injury put him out). Following this, Paul and Simon ran the 5km together, chasing our own personal objectives.

Smashing running everyone! We will be back in November.

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Islington

Adidas City Run: Islington (1 hour TT)- **20 free places available!**

Sun 10 Oct 07:00 am
The Arsenal Community Hub, 56 Benwell Road, London, N7 7BA
20 free entries available for the upcoming Adidas City Run: Islington event

Our friends at the Arsenal Community Hub on Benwell Road (aka the start point for our Goodgym group runs) have offered the Goodgym community 20 free entries to the upcoming Adidas City Run: Islington event.

The race is set on a 1 mile loop course around the Drayton Park and the Emirates Stadium itself- flat and fast, with loads of spectator cheer points (music and DJs too!). The objective is to cover as much distance as possible within a 1 hour time limit.

The event village opens up at 7am, but the race will operate wave starts from 8am onwards. You are welcome to run at a wave start that suits you (depending on availability).

See here for more information: https://www.adidascityruns.com/

Please sign up here if you are interested in the free community place- an code will be posted to you once we have 20 names.

If we run out of sign-ups, please feel free to comment below, and you will be added to a reserve list, in case any tickets become available again.

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Simon Fitzmaurice completed a training run β€’ Morning Run
Fri 10 Sep
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7.4km
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38:05
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05:07/km
Simon Fitzmaurice completed a walk β€’ Night Walk
Thu 9 Sep
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4.5km
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46:48
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10:21/km
Simon Fitzmaurice completed a walk β€’ Evening Walk
Thu 9 Sep
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4.1km
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43:32
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10:36/km
Simon Fitzmaurice completed a training run β€’ Home Time
Wed 8 Sep
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7.1km
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36:31
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05:10/km
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