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Achilles International are an amazing organisation who link guide with blind and particially sighted runners, and they are looking for potential guides for future training sessions.
Goodgym (and parkrun) communities have been very supportive of this team over the years, so we are looking to see if we can introduce more runners to the world of guiding.
Paddington Rec Track Running
From this Thursday through to Spring, Achilles International will be hosting their weekly VI running group session at Paddington Rec Track, an open access 400m track, 5 minutes walk from Maida Vale Station.
How do I get involved?
We are looking for volunteers to come and help our runners from Maida Vale station, over to our meeting spot near Paddington Rec Track, and back again afterwards. TFL staff are on hand to assist with the runners journey to and from Maida Vale.
We are looking for guides to navigate the runners during the session (paces and distances will be discussed beforehand), and to look out for obstacles and hazards during the run.
Open to runners of all guiding experience
If you are not confident with guiding a runner at first, you are welcome to run with a guiding couple to watch their techniques and how it is done.
What do I do now
If you are interested, sign up here.
We will contact you on Wednesday, and link you to the Achilles International WhatsApp group to discuss our plans for Thursday evening.
Introduce yourself, and let us know your guiding experience, and we will work together to create an awesome group!
Every last Saturday of the month, let's meet-up/takeover a different parkrun in South London, this is the schedule I propose throughout the year:
- January 29th - Burgess Park
- February 26th – Brockwell
- March 26th – Southwark
- April 30th - Hilly Fields
- May 28th – Tooting
- June 25th - Crystal Palace
- July 30th - Peckham Rye
- August 27th – Beckenham
- September 24th – Dulwich
- October 29th – Clapham
- November 26th – Catford
- December 17th - Bushy
Meet at the start line 10-15 minutes before, run the Parkrun at your own pace and those who finish first can cheer on the rest! After everyone has completed their 5k run and we get that all important group photo, for those who want to stay on, we'll get a hot beverage (whatever is your poison).
What are parkruns?
Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. You can run, walk or volunteer at parkruns. You can even take your dog (if you have one) along! If you have never run a parkrun before, they are a great way to get into running in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Remember, it's FREE, but you can register here to keep a profile (number of parkruns you do, times, etc.).