This year Hyndland Mums on the Run are raising funds to send each class at Hyndland Primary to Scotstoun Stadium to experience what it’s like to compete in a professional athletics arena: running on a real track, doing field events in a 5000-seater stadium, and using the same facilities as many of Team Scotland’s athletes. As a Glasgow school we get use of the stadium for free, but it costs £150 to pay for a bus to get the kids up there. Can you help? From October 23-27, Mums on the Run are getting their families and friends to get out and run a sponsored 5k to help pay for this amazing opportunity. Quite literally, we’re all running for a bus. Please sponsor us!
Hyndland Mums on the Run are:
Louise Love, Pritha Mani, Ali Walker, Shireen Taylor, Carolyn Bonnyman, Charan Manak, Barbara McGinley, Lisa Logan, Marion Grant, Jane Chilton, Linda McCormick, Eileen Faulds, Morna Sigerson, Ailsa Grant, Helen Rolph, Vari McDonald, and Helen Newstead.
Hyndland Mums on the Run are raising money this October to pay for buses to take the kids to Scotstoun Stadium. Each year group will get the chance to experience what it’s like to compete in a professional athletics stadium – running on a real track, doing long jump in a proper long jump sandpit and using the same facilities that Team Scotland’s athletes use on a regular basis. If you would like to be part of our fundraising activities – either by sponsoring a runner or taking part yourself – check out our leaflet below. Please get involved because your money and efforts can make a real difference to our kids. A bus costs £150 – we get the Stadium for free.
5k isn’t as far as it sounds. If you’ve ever thought about trying a race, either running or walking or running AND walking, here are some routes you could do:
From the gates of Kelvingrove Park (on the Kelvin Way by the Skate Park), along the river, to the Friends of the Kelvin Building and back = 5km;
10 times around the Riverside Museum – 5km;
The corner of Hyndland Rd. to Byres Rd. is 1km – run up and down that 5 times = 5km;
The corner of Great Western Rd. and Crow Rd. (Anniesland) to the corner of Great Western Rd. and Byres Rd. and back = 5km;
School to Byres Rd. to Queen Margaret Drive, left along Clouston Street, onto Kirklee Rd. onto Great Western Rd to Hyndland Rd. to North Gardner Street and back to school = 5km.
A fabulous effort by all the Mums on the Run at the Glasgow Women’s 10k on Sunday 11 May. Above…most of the cheery team pleased to have made it to the finish. Some of us are so keen we’ve already entered the Great Scottish Run which takes place in October. Want to join us? Contact our fabulous JogScotland coach, Louise Love at email@example.com
Thanks to everyone who supported us by sponsoring Jane. Your pledges and words of encouragement have meant a great deal and spurred Jane on to her PB of 1hour10mins2secs, and have raised well over her £500 target for the school!
It’s still not too late to make a pledge if you want to. Just click on the link to make your pledge. Thanks!
Calling all Hyndland Primary mums! Ever wanted to run but just don’t know how to start? Fancy running but don’t want to do it on your own? Do you just fancy being a wee bit fitter? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then come along and join Hyndland Mums on the Run. We’re having a meeting on Thursday May 8th at 9am, just after drop off, in school. At the meeting you can meet and chat with some of our newer and more experienced runners and see if running with the group is for you.
We run every Thursday morning, are a friendly bunch and usually finish our runs with a coffee. On May 15 we’re starting a new programme which is ideal for beginners – and by beginners we mean those of you who think you can’t run, but you could walk for half an hour. We’d also love to see you if you’re a more experienced runner as we have ladies training for 5ks, 10ks and half marathons.
Contact Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or just come along to the meeting on the 8th. Don’t wait until you get fit to start running, just get started.
PLEASE SPONSOR JANE as she raises funds for the school
This Sunday the Hyndland Mums on the Run will be taking on their next challenge. Lesley Anne Anderson, Helen Newstead, Ailsa Grant, Marion Grant, Eileen Faulds, Ali Walker, Carolyn Bonnyman, Vari MacDonald, Barbara McGinley, Charan Manak, Jane Marland, Linda McCormick and Louise Love will be giving it their all in their Hyndland green gym tshirts. We wish them all lots of luck (and any other Hyndland mums, aunties etc. who are entering) in beating their personal best times or for some, achieving their first ever 10k.
Jane Grove will be joining them (Ha! who’d have ever though it!) and after this week’s sprint races across Bell’s Bridge… she’s just hoping to make it to the finish! With Harry and the rest of P7 moving on to secondary school imminently, this is Jane’s last year on the Parent Council and she hopes to make this her penultimate fundraising opportunity for the school. So please share the love, click on the link and cheer Jane and the rest of the team on with your pledges. Thanks!
HUGE thanks to our Mums On The Run; Mrs Anderson met with our Pupil Council to identify some portable outdoor resources to make playtimes more fun and all our classes now have access to waterproof clothing so that Rain does not equal the pain of staying inside at breaks and lunches!
Louise Love writes:
A group of thirteen Hyndland mums has signed up to do the Glasgow Women’s 10k on Mothers’ Day this May. With a combined age of 497, a pack weight of 825kg, four inhalers, and a whole lot of extra-firm Lycra we run every Thursday morning after drop-off. Some of the mums can’t always make it, so they let others know when they can run to see if there’s anyone else who could join them. Come along if you fancy 2014 as the year of your first 10k or you’re interested in having a run with a mixed-ability group or you just fancy meeting some new people and getting a bit fitter. Guaranteed, if you ever fancied running and have never quite known how to start, going out with a group is the most enjoyable way to do it. (We often finish with coffee and cake)
If the group isn’t your thing, you can follow us on Twitter and just leave supportive messages to make us feel better about going out in the rain – @HyndlandMOTR
Many congratulations to our Mums on the Run who raised the grand total of £1233.04 – what a fantastic effort! Thank you also to all of you who sponsored them and cheered them on, and to Marco at Pizza Magic and Jellyhill for hosting collection tins and An Clachan Cafe for very generous sponsorship and delicious coffee and cakes. It has been lovely to see the project come together and for so many to chip in.
Funds raised will go to buy waterproofs to encourage outdoor activity and a whole host of playground equipment and games. Well done to Louise for coming up with the initial idea and the enthusiasm to make it happen, thanks for Helen for technical support and to all our lovely runners who ran like the wind.
The runners plan to continue running for the fun of it. If you fancy joining them, contact Louise … or just turn up in the playground after drop-offf on Wednesdays ready to run.
If this has inspired you to take on a project, come and talk to us or email Jane so that we can help you get it started.
After a month of weekly team runs, muddy trainers and shameless scrounging for sponsorship, we finally did it, and then some. The FundRazr tally stands at £695, there’s around £160 in cash coming in, there are some collecting tins knocking around and there’s still time for people to donate if they haven’t done so already.
We beat our target of a combined average of 30 mins – our time was actually 27:58. Fantastic!
Everyone should be thoroughly chuffed with themselves and absolutely proud of what the efforts of 12 mums can achieve for our kids’ school. A huge thanks goes out to all our sponsors for their generosity, not to mention their patience in not going nuts at all the email/Facebook/text reminders they received to remind them to donate. And to An Clachan Cafe – you gave us the greatest gift of all: coffee and cake. Sorry to your regular customers today.
The money will go towards sports equipment – mobile badminton/tennis/volleyball nets and basketball hoops, hoola-hoops, stuff that can be used in the playground – and a set of waterproofs for the kids.
Tomorrow (Wed 6th) is the BIG DAY! The mums will be heading off for their run at 9am… do come along and cheer them on.
The fundraising effort is going well and currently stands at £605. You can boost this further by donating in school or by going to the giving page: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/dcMX8
We’re also extremely grateful to Marco from Pizza Magic and Tabac for having one of our collection tins and also to Jellyhill who have done the same. We really value this fantastic support from local businesses.
Please feel free to share the online giving page on social media
Last training run was this morning and we need all the help we can get with sponsorship. Our target is £600 and we’re at £395 on the giving page – which is just amazing! – and the runners have some other money coming in from sponsor forms. ANYTHING that people can donate is welcome and there will be buckets and tins circulating in the playground over the next week.
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