Come and Guide Run with Achilles International (Emirates Stadium)

Be a sighted runner and explore the world of guide running!
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Come and Guide Run with Achilles International (Emirates Stadium)

Be a sighted runner and explore the world of guide running!
IslingtonCommunity mission
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Simon FitzmauriceEd CopelandGeorgieHarvey GallagherCharlotte PothecaryJack Da SilvaCharlie LintonKareem

Arsenal Station


N5 1LP

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Thursday 23rd March 2023

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Getting there

For this session we're going to meet at the task, so you'll need to make your own way there. We encourage you to walk, run, or cycle to do so!

    About this session

    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.

    Emirates Stadium Running

    Over the Winter months, Achilles International will be hosting fortnightly running sessions around the floodlit forecourt of Emirates Stadium, Islington. Every other week, we will train at Paddington Rec Track.

    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!

    This task supports
    Achilles International UK
    Hub for British Blind Sport

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    What to look out for

    Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety for taking part in a GoodGym session.

    This is a GoodGym community mission. When we're doing a community mission we make our own way to the task, so you can choose to walk, run, or cycle. Thinking of cycling - check out our FAQs

    Who's going?
    Simon Fitzmaurice
    Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

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    Charlie Linton
    Jack Da Silva
    Charlotte Pothecary
    Harvey Gallagher
    Ed Copeland
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    Arsenal Station


    N5 1LP

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    Comments and questions

    Comments are a good place to ask any questions you may have about the session.

    Please note that comments written here are publicly visible: avoid posting private information such as your mobile phone number.

    If you have a question you would like to ask privately, you can email the GoodGym Islington area activator, Simon Fitzmaurice, .