All Things Bright and Brew-tiful
17 runners ran 3.2km to help their local community in Crewe.
- Wednesday, 11th of March 2020
- Led by Nicola Marshall
We welcomed two new runners to GoodGym Crewe tonight! It was awesome to meet you Daisy and Jim. Daisy came with the lovely Ginnie and Jim came all the way from Stoke with Phil!! We hope you both had a great night and will come and join us again soon for another task.
Huge kudos goes to Claire this week who did the Knighton 20!! A huge race in an incredible time. Well done Claire. Marathon next stop!! And to Phil who completed his 250th Parkrun. 250! Wow!!! Well done Phil. Also, to Emma who smashed the Chester 10K this weekend. Question is, will you go for the Chester triple Emma?! Well done everyone, you’re all awesome! Oh, and extra huge kudos to Claire who was the only one brave enough to tackle the spiders in the toilet this evening (read more in the report)!!
Huge thanks to Sophie, Taskforce member and backmarker for our runners this evening. Thanks for looking after everyone and ensuring nobody was left behind. And as our latest TaskForce recruit (thank you Barry), Barry oversaw the walking group. Thanks Barry. Thanks also, to Catherine and Alan at St. Andrews church this evening who welcomed us and directed us in our cleaning duties.
It was great to see so many people join us on our task again tonight. Our evening commenced in the usual manner – with biscuits – but on this occasion, eaten to the musical accompaniment of Y Viva Espana in honour of Pam and Barry’s forthcoming trip to Spain! ;)
Once again, the weather was kind to us as we headed over to the memorial square for our warmup, which tonight, had a bit of an 80’s theme to it. I dug out the old Twister game for a slightly different take on the classic 80’s floor flexibility challenge (which is still going strong into the noughties – or are we back in the twenties again?!) Anyway, I digress. We had four coloured cones (that almost matched the twister board), each with a warmup written on it and spread across the square. With the spin of the spinner, we had to run to the corresponding cone and do the warm up for 30 seconds or until the whistle blew (when Nicola had got the obligatory photos/videos - whichever came first!!). We did toe taps, heel flicks, high knees and leg swings. We did it to the tunes of Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Suitably warmed up, we headed off to our task for the evening. At just over a mile, it wasn’t too far to run and we arrived at St. Andrews church fairly quickly (and the distance always feels quicker when you’re having a good old natter along the way!).
We were greeted by the lovely Catherine and Alan who told us what jobs needed doing and where to find all our cleaning materials. St. Andrews is quite a big church, so there were plenty of jobs to keep us all busy. Claire was the only one brave enough to tackle the spiders in the toilet (see photographic evidence of said spiders). Between us, we cleared the church of all the hard to reach cobwebs (and spiders – most of which were dead btw - sorry, I'm over using the word 'spiders' in this paragraph!), we hoovered, we swept the floor, we buffed the brass and we polished the pews. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the task and especially the well-received brew at the end. Catherine and Alan were very grateful for our help and said the church had never looked or smelt so good!! It was looking Bright and Brew-tiful! ;-)) Mission accomplished!!
We set off on our way back to base, doing a short workout on the way home. We utilised the benches and railings on Nantwich road to do some tricep dips, standing oblique bends and squats. On the way back, the unthinkable happened…… it started to rain!!!!!!! This is a new concept for us and I was a little put out…. but it’s ok…. Jordan said it doesn’t count if it rains on the way back, so we’re all good (and anyway, it must have only lasted for about a minute - phew!!) ;-)))))
Thanks for another awesome night everyone. Have a great trip Pam & Barry and we’ll see you back in June!!! Hope to see you all on Saturday at Parkrun!!
Lots of Love, Nicola xxxx
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