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 Arsenal station, over to our meeting spot near Emirates Stadium (the Tony Adams statue), and back again afterwards. TFL staff are on hand to assist with the runners journey to and from Arsenal tube.
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!