A Staple Diet
16 runners ran 5.0km to help the Haringey Foodbank in Haringey.
- Wednesday, 27th of November 2019
- Led by Euclides Montes
16 adventurous Goodgymmers got on board the GGHaringey Flight 666 tonight, destination: Haringey Foodbank. Little did they know, there was treachery afoot!
Look who just got an upgrade
Alice and Josh joined us for their first spin, and Kristina and Kirsty clocked up their frequent flyer miles gloriously on their return leg tonight. They all just got upgraded to the First Class Cabin. Champagne and kudos for them all.
Also, big up for the man himself Ivo who joined us tonight and put on a brave face as our flight frankly faced turbulence on many an occasion!
We took off from GG Haringey HQ just as a bit of rain threatened to make our run to the Foodbank a wet one. Nevertheless, we pushed on and had a pleasant jog through the Tottenham Cemetery. We managed to fit in some jumping squats and wall sits along the way. All along, the threat of future falling outs slithered slyly in the background.
Upon arrival at the Selby Centre where the Haringey Foodbank is located, we were very pleased to see that they had put on a sit down banquet to welcome us and felt appropriately underdressed. Alas, that turned out to be someone's wedding party but we had no time to mourn as Femi had prepared a few tasks for us.
We divided into two groups and set off to work. Some of us ferried some food from the main bank into a storage space across the Selby Centre car park, whilst the other group started sorting through some sensitive paperwork, taking staples out and preparing it to be adequately disposed of.
Oh, reader, how they ferried. How they took staple outs.
Kristina, Kirsty, Mike, Sarah, Josh, Niamh, Alice, and Kapil loaded heavy crates into two shopping trolleys like it was nothing and ventured back into the cold night towards the storage space.
Meanwhile, Nurjehan, Dave, Natasha, Marusha, Ivo, and Neil dealt with mountains of paperwork deftly whilst Rita just clamoured endlessly for chocolate.
Towards the end of the evening, we all joined in sorting out the papers - having already done a tidy little job on all the donated food - and, reader, staples were flying off like a shot.
All good things come to an end, and we bid Femi goodbye, not before taking the customary group shot. We were all flying high and glided effortlessly back to HQ.
Then things turned sour.
We decided democratically and in no way was anyone forced to play the Guess The Animal game. A modified 20 Questions with burpees as a price for each question quickly descended into chaos as some people (Hi Nurjehan) disagreed on the domesticity of snakes.
Thankfully, Sarah crash-landed us to safety by leading us through a lovely stretching session and then we all headed into the night, some in search of beverages, others stealing chocolate and mithering over misfired fitness sessions. :) You win some, you pretend to win some.
Don't forget the Goodgym Christmas Extravaganza is just around the corner. Come!
And next we are planting SPRING BULBS at HQ. You HAVE to come for that one - there will be a walking and running option.
Report written by Euclides Montes
Discuss this report
Share the love
Join us on the next run
GoodGym Haringey group fitness and task
Wednesday 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Led by Euclides Montes
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Become a member
Optional £9.95 monthly donation
- Run to help older people
- Get the support of a qualified trainer
- Access group runs across the country
- Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance