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Achilles Run Now on Thursday!

Achilles International Group Run - Now on Thursday!

Achilles International United Kingdom Group Run

Everyone welcome from walkers through to speedy runners.  No previous running experience required.  Sighted Guides to be provided to match pace and distance.

UPDATE ** Run Now on Thursday Night

Date:  Thursday Nights   Time:  18.15 pm for a 18.30 pm start

Meet & Greet:  Marble Arch tube station at the exit barriers between 18.00 and 18.15.

Location of run:  Hyde Park – road running.

Cost: free of charge.

All runners are kindly requested to notify me if they will attend in order that we have enough guides available on the evening who can meet your running needs.

Any queries please contact

Email: chrisblackabee@hotmail.com   or Call 07703741127

VI runners and guides / helpers welcome to join us from Metro.

Please circulate this to any other walkers – runners who may not have access to this notification.

We are hoping this will be a regular Thursday evening run but people should check our Facebook Page to confirm. blindsport.uk/AchillesRun

 

Achilles Run Now on Thursday!

Achilles International Group Run - Now on Thursday!

Achilles International United Kingdom Group Run

Everyone welcome from walkers through to speedy runners.  No previous running experience required.  Sighted Guides to be provided to match pace and distance.

Date:  Thursday Nights   Time:  18.15 pm for a 18.30 pm start

Meet & Greet:  Marble Arch tube station at the exit barriers between 18.00 and 18.15.

Location of run:  Hyde Park – road running.

Cost: free of charge.

All runners are kindly requested to notify me if they will attend in order that we have enough guides available on the evening who can meet your running needs.

Any queries please contact

Email: chrisblackabee@hotmail.com   or Call 07703741127

VI runners and guides / helpers welcome to join us from Metro.

Please circulate this to any other walkers – runners who may not have access to this notification.

We are hoping this will be a regular Thursday evening run but people should check our Facebook Page to confirm. blindsport.uk/AchillesRun

 

A vision of good!

A vision of good - Olivia Parker-Scott Good Gym

Throughout the day 13 GoodGymers came along to share their Saturday with visually impaired athletes competing at this years Metro Blind Sport Athletics Open.

original report from goodgym.org

Most of us had no previous experience of helping athletes with a visual impairment but everyone was really keen to get involved, to help and to learn.

A large contingent started their day with nearby Mile End parkrun before heading to Mile End Stadium to contribute to the morning session which was labeled as the ‘Come and try’ part of the day. This is where younger participants and those new to competing could come and have a go at new events they hadn’t tried before. Led by the amazing Coach Chris, we learnt how to support visually impaired atheletes with track running and long jump events.

I had a great time and really enjoyed doing something so different and rewarding – Dharmesh, GoodGym Redbridge

Later accompanied by Tracey, superstar Jodie stayed for the whole day and continued to support through the main event. My highlight of our time there was when an urgent plea late in the day (for a runner who was able to run a sub 22 5000m!) saw Hayley head all the way across London to guide a runner to a championship qualifier. What a hero!

24th June – 30th June is #DeafblindAwarenessWeek and it was great to partner up with Metro Blind Sport to provide support for this event leading into this week’s theme.

What a wonderful experience to be a part of!

Report written by Olivia Parker-Scott

 

 

Swim or Run for the GLFB!

Swim or Run for the GLFB

Swim or Run for the Greater London Fund for the Blind!

Below are some opportunities to become part of the Team GLFB!

Swim Serpentine – 21st September 2019, London

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming challenge in the iconic Serpentine, Hyde Park, which hosted the open water swimming and triathlon swims at the London 2012 Olympic Games. With half, one, two and six mile distances available, there is something to suit every ability.

Be part of #TeamGLFB and benefit from our expert fundraising and training advice to ensure you are in tip top condition, whether you are taking on the half or the super six!

As part of #TeamGLFB you will receive:

  • #TeamGLFB swim cap to train in
  • Fundraising pack with tips and materials to help reach that fundraising target
  • Expert training advice

For more information contact Rebecca at rclarke@glfb.org.uk or visit our website www.glfb.org.uk/swim.

 

London Marathon 2020 – 26th April 2020, London

Applications for #TeamGLFB Virgin Money London Marathon places are now open. The Virgin Money London Marathon is the most iconic event on the running calendar. The 26.2 mile route through the heart of the capital is lined with cheering crowds and takes in London’s legendary landmarks. The incredible atmosphere makes the London Marathon a race you’ll never forget!

For more details on applying, see our website www.glfb.org.uk/support-us/london-marathon-2020/

 

London Classics

If swimming a few miles in the Serpentine does not quite seem enough of a challenge, speak to our team about completing the London Classics. Conquer London by taking on the London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and swim two miles in Swim Serpentine and you will be the proud owner of a very large and shiny medal, along with bragging rights for life.

For more information contact Rebecca at rclarke@glfb.org.uk.

 

 

400th Parkrun at Highbury Fields!

Highbury Fields 400th Parkrun

VI Supported – Highbury Fields 400th Parkrun!

This Saturday the Parkrun at Highbury Fields is celebrating its 400th run

Why not Join in?

Date: Saturday 25 May  Time: 9.00 am

Venue: Highbury Fields, Islington, London – click this link for Course page info

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Did you know that Highbury fields  Parkrun Support Vision Impaired Participants

You just need let the Parkrun organiser Know, that you are Vision Impaired and if you need a guide running support and if you do go along,  Please do let us know,  @MetroVISports  or Email:  info@metroblind sport.org so we can shout out and Re-tweet about it as well!

 

Weekly Highbury Fields Parkrun Event details

A Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

What is Highbury Fields parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00 am.

Where is it?

It’s run in Highbury Fields, Islington, London. See Course page for more details.

Location of start

We start at the bottom of Highbury Place (N5 1QP) by the Leisure Centre

Getting there by public transport

By Train: Highbury Fields is a 2-minute walk from Highbury & Islington rail station (Victoria Line, London Overground, national rail services) By Bus: use services 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277 & 393; bus 236 is a four-minute walk from Highbury Grove

Getting there on foot

Highbury Fields is next to Highbury Corner and Highbury & Islington station. It is at the top of Upper St, at the bottom of Holloway Rd, and at the end of St Paul’s Road. The park has bike parking near to Highbury Pool and Fitness Centre; also there is bike parking outside Highbury & Islington station

Getting there by road

You are not encouraged to drive to this parkrun. You cannot park at Highbury Fields, and there are very good public transport links.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at The White Swan at Highbury Corner – please come and join us.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Highbury Fields Parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email highburyfieldshelpers@parkrun.com to help.

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