It May Be Dry January But GGHaringey Got Trollied
26 runners ran 5.0km to help the Haringey Foodbank in Haringey.
- Wednesday, 8th of January 2020
- Led by Euclides Montes
This new GoodGym decade has kicked off with a bang as we launched our January Challenge 2020. We are aiming to complete 8000 Good Deeds and cover a whopping 100,000kms during this month. And GGHaringey has risen to the challenge completing 46 deeds and running 406kms during the first week of the year. We're currently sitting just outside the Top 10 in the Goodgym league so you should join us and help. Whether it's Red Jan, Dry Jan, Vegan Jan, or just your old aunt Jan, that's moving you this month, come and join us and help us complete our challenge!
Who needs the Golden Globes...
26 Goodgymmers in total last night, smashing our previous attendance record by 6! Pat on the back for all 26 of you <3
Big shout to Rebecca who is celebrating her GG anniversary by smashing hear way through loads of deeds this month. And last, but certainly not least, a big WOOP for Latoya who at the time of writing has completed a whopping 11 deeds this year already. Boom!!
Exfiltrating Mince sPies
We groggily staggered to GGHarinhey HQ, emerging from the midst of one too many Mince Pie/ Large Baileys Breakfast but soon we were back warming up and raring to go. There were so many of us that our intro briefing took much longer than we are used to and a quick spin of the burpee name game was in order. Thankfully no one got confused with names. Yep, absolutely no one.
We ran towards the Haringey Foodbank through one of our favourite routes, taking us through Tottenham Cemetery, and even the threat of rain didn't dampen our spirits.
At the task, Femi from the foodbank had arranged a mountain of donations for us to sort and sort them we did, reader. In spite of the crowded conditions, our Goodgymmers worked diligently and gingerly and within half an hour, the mountain of donations was no more. Femi had only managed to shake off the dizziness this morning when he texted us to say thanks and that he couldn't believe how much we got done. That's GGHaringey for you!
Before we left, we were rewarded with mince pies and chocolates - just the fuel needed for the 2.5 run back to HQ. All in all, a fantastic start to the year.
This month we have loads of opportunities for you to join the fun. This weekend, on Saturday you can join us as we volunteer at the Burgess parkrun, and on Sunday Chi, our resident Bootcamp extraordinaire, is hosting a litter pick/fitness session combo at Finsbury Park. And our next group run is next week, when we'll be planting bulbs at Tottenham Green and you should totally, 100% join us. And bring a friend. Or 70.
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