Team GHIL: Laufende Forschung - Running Research
The German Historical Institute took part in a charity race (5k and 10k) on Clapham Common on 3 March 2013. ‘Team GHIL: Laufende Forschung’ is fundraising for Chance UK, a charity that mentors young children with behavioural difficulties and helps them to get a good education.
The Race on Clapham Common, 3 March 2013
Finally, the big day arrived. One team member was incapacitated by illness, but the others were fit and running. Also, there was a strong group of enthusiastic supporters. All team members made the finishing line in style, some even with personal best times. In total, we ran 50km at an average speed of 10,65 km/h. We were buoyed by the fantastic success of our fundraising efforts, having raised more than £1,700. Thank you all for your generous support!
Valeska Huber (could not participate)
Training session at the GHIL on 26 February 2013
Since our practice run we have been training hard individually. We were also keeping fit and in good spirits by lunch-break sessions at the institute. Clearly, libraries are there not just for reading...
Practice run on Clapham Common, 17 February 2013
Some team members had a practice run on Clapham Common on 17 February 2013, familiarising themselves with the terrain. It was successful and enjoyable - we felt that if the sun keeps shining we will bring home gold medals...