Group run

A February Christmas

14 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the More 2 Childcare in Greenwich.

  • Matthew Watts
  • Tom Bigglestone
  • Alex Murtough
  • Steve Murtough
  • Andy Waterhouse
  • Kerry
  • Greenwich runner
  • Sarah Hornsey
  • Haringey runner
  • Jenny P
  • Julian Osman
  • Olivia Waller
  • Greenwich runner
  • Greenwich runner
Wednesday, 8th of February 2023
Led by Alex Murtough

Who says Christmas ends in January!!??

Well, quite a few people actually. Because there's 12 days. And those 12 days end in January. And you can't really get around that. Because it's set. And established. And that's that really.

The end. It was a good Wednesday run.


Who says the Christmas spirit has to end in January!!?

Now we're talking. Because we had a festive-esque task ahead of us last Wednesday.

This merry (pun absolutely intended) group were off to the lovely team at More 2 Childcare in East Greenwich, and we had some Christmas trees to sort out.

One tree - having given love and happiness to More 2's team and kids over the last few years - was due to be taken out and recycled into chippings - and one other tree - young and small and having just had its first Christmas inside - was ready to be planted and nourished.

And so we headed over, singing carols and wearing bright red suits and hats (perhaps), with a little Christmas spirit in our midst.

Met by the wonderful Eve (no pun intended), a few green-fingered folk amongst us volunteered for the tree up-rooting and tree down-rooting tasks. Whilst others volunteered themselves for cleaning, and sorting, and mopping, and fixing. And we got busy doing some of the jobs the team at More 2 don't have the time to get to.

40 minutes later, we were smiles and goodbyes, with some heading straight off to the east of the borough, and others jogging westward back to our starting point.

One tree in, one tree out, and one community nursery healthier than it had been just 60 minutes before, this group captured an evening of generosity, friendship, and kindness - so perhaps the Christmas spirit did follow us last Wednesday :)

Thanks, folks, see you next time!!

Report written by Alex Murtough

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Steve Murtough
Steve Murtough
Sunday February 12th, 2023 20:03

Brilliant report!! Note, if this report was a legal document, it would contain the Santa Clause: Christmas may or may not end in January, depending on More2's availability.

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Alex Murtough
Led by Alex Murtough

Former purveyor of healthy ice cream. Listener of cheesy soul music. Often fantasizing about running faster.

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