Group run

Beating Brendan With A Brush

14 runners ran 2.1km to help the St Davids Church in Exeter.

  • Exeter runner
  • Florence Lock
  • Klara Kjellgren
  • Exeter runner
  • Sarah Benthall
  • Lisa
  • Pete Hodges
  • Lawrence Schneck
  • Anna Cawrse
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Darragh Casey
  • Markus
  • Clàudia Abancó
  • Terry Makewell
Tuesday, 14th of January 2020
Led by Klara Kjellgren

14 runners braved storm Brendan and ran 2 k to help re-decorate the Parish Room at St David’s Church, a room that is used for a soup kitchen and various other charity work. They also smashed out some hill reps and a fitness session. Excellent work!

A very warm welcome to Darragh, Clàudia and Terry who joined us for the first time. Fantastic to have you with us! We hope you enjoyed it despite it being such a stormy evening and we hope to see you soon again!

The rain had been pouring all afternoon but very kindly turned in to a soft drizzle as we gathered outside the Phoenix for a welcome speech and warm-up session. After A LOT of LAUGHING, some high knees, jogging, coordination work and some active stretches we felt ready to go running and set of towards the task locatioin, St Davids Church. A big thank you to Helen who back marked the whole way so that no-one got left behind!

A bit wetter but very cheery we arrived to St Davids Church where we were welcomed by Pete and Glynis who explained what needed doing. We quickly got stuck in and in 45 minutes we managed to:

  • Empty the room of boxes, tables and chairs
  • Remove curtains and pictures
  • Cover the floor with dust sheets
  • Sand down skirting boards
  • Paint most skirting boards
  • Paint half the ceiling and make a start on some walls

It was like a whirlwind of workers hit us!

Top work guys! It will never stop to amaze me how much we can get done by working like this together! Just imagine what another 2 weeks of working there will do!

After working hard we were rewarded with a lovely cup of tea and biscuits in the church. Such a nice way to finish of a great session! Thank you Glynis and Pete! Refueled and happy with what we had achieved we set off running again. We quickly made our way to the Iron Bridge, where we just had to stop for some lovely hill reps (one simply got to make the most of all these beautiful hills in our city! Don’t you just love them!)

After that we carried out a strengthening session which included 5 types of squats and 5 types of lunges. Super well done all of you! You smashed it! I just have to apologies that we didn't get time for any Sally Squats.. I promise it won't be long till next time though he he he!

When we returned to the Phoenix we carried out some stretches and talked about how important the cool down is as part of your training. It is here that you prepare your body for your next session and make sure you reduce the risk of injury. So keep up the good work with that guys, as well as your regular training of course.

As always I left feeling so happy to have been out running and doing good with all of you guys! No matter the weather, no matter the dark evenings, no matter what task we complete, it is always one of the best part of my week! Totally Terrific Tuesdays! I hope to see you all next week when we will return to St Davids Church and continue our work with refurbishing the parish room. Sign up here if you can make it.

On Sunday 19th we are also doing an extra group run as starter session. If you know anyone who is keen to come along and find out what the GoodGym is all about please let them know about this! We will run 3 k and help Powderham Crescent Residence Association with some gardening tasks. It will be awesome, sign up hereto come along!

Report written by Klara Kjellgren

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Klara Kjellgren

Klara Kjellgren
Trainer for GoodGym Exeter, coming summer 2019.

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Pete Hodges
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Lisa
    • Exeter runner

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