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Gareth R

Gareth R

Name: Gareth Randle
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Chester-Le-Street, County Durham
Campaign: To challenge negative attitudes towards parkour

I got involved in parkour, or freerunning, three years ago. It has increased my confidence and generally made me more positive about life.

 

Unfortunately, many people view this form of urban gymnastics negatively and often think participants are being anti-social.

 

In actual fact, a lot of dedication and practice is required to become a good freerunner, which is something we want the public to understand.

 

My team and I are working with Fixers to challenge misconceptions people may have of parkour.

Hopefully, they’ll learn to appreciate the sport as a form of artistic expression and not see it as young people being a nuisance.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Andrew Walker Mark Holland
Brooklyn Landers Matthew Steel
Chris Kilburn Ryan Smith
Jack Duffy Siobhan Hinton
Jessica Roberts Thomas Dixon
Kyle Davies Thomas Rayman
Laura Lewis Chris Watson
Jordan Wilding Bhavik Damani
Depti Damani Beth Johnson
Andrew Herkes Charlotte Moore
Rachel Haray Callum Liddell
Jacob Collins  

South Durham Gym
The team at South Durham Gym support our Fix. They allowed Fixers to film us training there.

Durham University
We were given permission to shoot scenes for our Fixers film at the university.

April 2015
We were able to show our Fixers film to a PE class at Windlestone School. We then offered two parkour workshops, firstly to students in the PE class, then to all students after school. We received some really positive feedback - you can read a few of the comments below.

'The video was very good and very interesting. Parkour is really fun to watch too!'

'This has been an excellent session and we've all really enjoyed it.'

'I've really enjoyed this class and have learnt a lot.'

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