99 Red Baboons run by to take the biscuit (well, at least 15 of them)

15 GoodGymers made their way 10.0km to help the Fircroft Trust in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Nicky West
  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Laura Hall
  • Jane Yelloly
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Dave White
  • Claire Murphy
  • Toby
  • Kate Haworth
  • Fionn Mcmanus
  • Aaron Barley
  • Elena Eustace
  • Nik West
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
 
Tuesday, 14th of August 2018
 
Led by Mark Barun

15 runners ran 10.4km to visit** Fircroft Trust**, an assisted living facility in Chessington.

It was the one that they had all been talking about. Months of training, crumb rain or shine, had built up to this night. It was THE LONG RUN!!

Undeterred 15 eager runners turned up for the challenge, including 3 intrepid new runners Elena, Gary and Aaron who definitely showed us how it was done!! We were also celebrating Jen’s 99th run and despite suffering a recent injury she certainly didn’t crumble!

After a speedy warm up (Mark didn’t waffle on!) we wasted no time and headed out onto the route, jammy dodging the pedestrians and roadworks on the infamous Surbiton hill. We set a good pace and despite the distance the smiles and chat continued along the running line.

This batch of smart cookies made brilliant time and it showed just how far we had come as a team (both in kilometres and fitness!) We had really risen to the challenge, such an awesome achievement!

Our task this evening was to clear the car park and front garden of rubbish and weeds. In case we needed any additional motivation we were greeted by a fantastic refreshment selection of biscuits and choc ices kindly provided by the Fircroft team!

At first it didn’t seem as though much clearing was required, but the black bags quickly began to fill and the sugar rush certainly helped to push us all on! When there was muffin left to do, we swept up the final crumbs and were on our way. As quick as we had arrived, we were scone!

A bakers dozen returned and the run back definitely felt quicker than the way there, whether that was due to the down hill route or biscuit fuel we’ll never know. While stretching off we may have felt cream crackered but we were glad we had donut!

Report written by Nicky West


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Kate Haworth
Kate Haworth
Tuesday August 14th, 2018 23:36

Wow! That really takes the biscuit! 🍪 What a fab run report Nicky! You're a pun master! I love it! You really know your cookie from your cake (Jaffa's a what?). Thanks for writing another brilliant report!

Laura Hall
Laura Hall
Wednesday August 15th, 2018 08:28

Great run report Nicky!

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Mark Barun
Led by Mark Barun

Run Trainer for Richmond & Kingston. Qualified Personal Trainer & Sports Coach, check out barunfitnessandmartialarts.co.uk

GoodGymers helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Toby
  • Document Checker

    Check the documents of GoodGymers applying for a DBS

    • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Report Writer

    Be in charge of writing the session report

    • Nicky West

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