A night on the tiles
11 runners ran 3.0km to help the Melvin Hall in Bromley.
- Tuesday, 17th of September 2019
- Led by Louise Chambers
It was a triple whammy for GoodGym Bromley, with a 1, 10 and 101 to celebrate.
Our fabulous eleven met in the garden of the Bridge House for surely what must be one of the last times before darkness forces us inside. As well as the big 10th birthday, we celebrated Ian's massive 101 good deeds, well done Ian! If that wasn't enough, it was Darryl's 1st GG anniversary, big cheers all round.
// I see a little silhouette of a man (and woman)
Armed with our fabulous new flag, we headed to Crystal Palace Park for a warm-up photo shoot, trying to take in as many local landmarks as possible. We were spoilt for choice, with Guy the Gorilla, the prehistoric stags, the transmitter and the dinosaur bones in the children's playground all getting the flag treatment. Photos taken, we headed off to Melvin Hall, with Darryl bringing up the rear.
Once we had snuck past the choir practice in the hall to find Kathy, our host for the task, we split into 3 groups to tackle what must be one of the stranger tasks we have done in a while. Nykolette, Olga and Tim set to work cleaning the tiles in the kitchen, whilst the others gathered buckets, brooms and mops to clean the outer window sills and frames in the fast-fading light. Who knew mops could be used to clean windows? The garden at Melvin Hall was looking fabulous and the colour-changing solar lights provided a splash of colour whilst we worked. Tiles gleaming and window frames cleaned, we headed back towards our start point. The temptation of another local landmark photo opportunity proved too strong and we unfurled our flag in front of the fun topiary dinosaur which, despite living close-by, Raven had never noticed before.
We nipped into the edge of a local park for some tricep dips against a handily positioned wall, before challenging our thighs with everyone's favourite Moby song. Legs suitably wobbly, we headed gingerly back to find Adele, our much missed trainer, who was waiting for us in the pub. We discovered that the flag made a perfect table cloth for our drinks and snacks, which included hummous a la drawing pin. Ian had made some delicious chocolate rice crispie squares, which were the perfect end to a great evening.
This weekend is filled with missions to celebrate our 10th birthday, Sam is impressively planning to do 2 on the same day, excellent work Sam! Next week we are off to Cator Park, sign up here for one of the last outdoor tasks of the season.
Report written by Louise Chambers
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