An Army full of Good(Gym)
23 runners ran 4.0km to help the Salvation Army Grove Hill Road in Southwark.
- Wednesday, 16th of October 2019
- Led by Ian Gostling
Wall of Honour
- Thanks to Girija for back marking, sporting her new 100 t-shirt!
- Big Shout to Imogen, Molly, Raj and Phoebe for completing their first run with us!
- Pat on the back to Emma & Kathy for completing the Oxford Half Marathon in the pouring rain with fantastic support from Emily & Civ.
Let’s have a Recap
Last night 23 runners ran 4km in total to the Salvation Army Springfield Lodge supported housing in East Dulwich. A centre that provides youth accommodation and support in all other aspects of their lives.
We took a quick warm up dusting off some balletic leg swings confirming our names and ability to count to 23! Then we set off along a sleepy residential route climbing a long steady hill on the way, with a brief pause to lean (wall-sit) against a wall. The task owner this week was our very own GoodGym runner Rosanna (not in running gear and very smartly dressed!) who explained the plans for the task ahead. With lots of items needing to be moved to other parts of the building, she had thankfully prepared sticky labels to tell us where to go!
The first team began outside weeding, clearing and sweeping the pavement and filling up the bins with any rubbish. A second group started removing and cleaning various items of furniture before transporting the chairs back into the main building. Sam & Mike impressively carried a wardrobe returning it to a room on the ground floor, thankfully with no stairs! And a final group arranged the remaining items that needed to be loaded onto shelves in the limited space of the garden shed. In 25 minutes and many hands our work was fully done prompting some lovely feedback from the staff 'what lovely guys and girls' 'can't believe the strength of some of them!'.
FACT OF THE DAY the Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in the East End of London, now with branches in over 75 countries. There is a Heritage Centre Museum in Southwark which also houses the reference library and archives!
After a quick round of Squat roulette and Press up dominoes we headed downhill with Abbie & Ineke leading the way back. And a closely fought ultra-competitive Lamppost relay gave everyone a final sweat before we rolled into the bar next door.
Next week we will be running 4km overall to the nearby Cossall Estate Residents association community garden to help clear up any weeds and leave the area looking nice heading into winter. Sign up here
See you next week Team. Wrap up!
Report written by Ian Gostling
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