Sunday 24th September 2023
Report written by Sallyann Hardwick
It was Sunday morning in Liverpool and the Goodgymers were going to be busy today. There was an all day event organised for Car Free Day in one park The NHS games happening in the morning in another park and a 10k race happening in nearby Warrington.
Whilst Ema set up and kept the stall going at Car Free Day 5 Goodgymers (Amina Chris Eileen Heetu and Sallyann) went to help out at NHS games. we had been asked to help out at this two run events a 5k and a children's 1k which was organised for staff from the local NHS trusts.
The fabulous 5 or as someone called us Goodgym Kings and Queens were given the task of marshaling the courses. As we had plenty of time we walked a lap of the 2.5 lap route and gave us a chance for a chat together Eileen is part of the Parkrun volunteer team and as this 5k was using the same route it have Eileen a chance to share her knowledge with us.
it's always a pleasure to marshal and today was no exception. So many smiling faces despite the hills. Everyone achieved the 5k and were awarded medals (including two dogs).
After the 5k it was time to start the 1k... we had to run back to our marshal positions fortunately getting there in time. The children flew past with several parents having to work hard to keep up. Before we knew it it was over.
it was such a lovely thing to be involved with we all really enjoyed it. Thank you for the invite.
We left the park to reconvene over at our next task where Ema was holding the fort.
... oh and that Warrington 10k our Goodgymer Roz cheered on by her Mum and Goodgymer Jo only went and ran her legs off and came in with an exceedingly good time and a smile on her face. Well done Roz.