Group run

Bohemian Wrapsody

16 GoodGymers made their way 3km to help their local community in Hounslow.

  • Anastasia Hancock
  • Jenni H
  • Michelle
  • Luis
  • Emily Oldfield
  • Jon Scott-Francis
  • Jonathan
  • Lucy Hill
  • Katie Hodges
  • Madeleine
  • Leticia Bessel
  • Alan Armstrong
  • Bethan Critchley
  • Chris Gudde
  • Rhianna
  • Florian
Wednesday, 14th of December 2022
Led by Anastasia Hancock

As another year of doing some amazing things draws to a close, we had a brilliant final group session of the year. It wasn't just brilliant because we had a warm inside task, but because we got to welcome to new faces, welcome back some old faces and celebrate all the fantastic things you've been doing.

So, to begin - WELCOME to the group Rhianna and Florian who came for their first session - excellent to have you join us!

Our task for the evening was teaming up with It's A Wrap organisation in their festive drive to make sure no child in Hounslow goes without a Christmas gift this year. Our job was to do the wrapping, so after a few Christmas quiz questions Ibrahim turned up with no fewer than 100 presents for children ranging from 3-16 and many, many rolls of paper.

Before long we were working hard wrapping and labeling. We enjoyed getting a sneak peek at all the fun things kids living in poverty were going to enjoy before too long, from the classic Jenga to swanky headphones to glow in the dark star sets. There were a few wrapping challenges, including the set of footballs, but we stormed through the bags and managed to get the whole lot done just as Ibrahim came back to collect them all. Well done team! You've all helped create a bit of Christmas joy for kids in the area.

After that it was time for our Christmas social, so after a walk, run and bike down to Watermans we settled in for an Indian feast. We also had a chance to celebrate the past year with a little GoodGym flavoured quiz, featuring questions such as :

How many good deeds have GoodGym Hounslow completed in total? Answer: 3826

Solve the anagram. They are all task locations. a) cute vital 2) angry punker rubs 3) nora strengthened (Cultivate/Gunnersbury Park/ Strand on the Green)

How many people at GG Hounslow have 100 good deeds or more? Answer: 14

For our 6th birthday in November we had a scavenger hunt. But what were the two team names? Answer: Lucy's Little Pickers versus Grand Theft Wheelbarrow (and not Cheaty McCheat Faces as someone who shall remain nameless round the table suggested!)

At which task location might you spot a newt? Answer: Cavendish

Over the course of the past year, who out of the GoodGym Hounslow team has A) done the most good deeds and how many - Michelle 117 B) Run the furthest and how far- Alan 2053 km C) given the most cheers - Emily 1814

To which GG Hounslow related person can the following quotes be attributed to:

"Running is easier with the right motivation, like being chased by the police or joining good GoodGym. Joining GoodGym is better." Luis "That bathroom window is ALWAYS open. I think it's when it closes that's when we know nuclear war is coming" Emily "That's because it's so close to the camera, emphasizing the size of what he's holding. Also I cut out and put his middle finger in three places" Matt "Give us back our wheelbarrow and leave the premises" Angry Ealing Rd Horse Lady

It's been a fabulous year and that's all down to YOU, whether you're new to the group or a regular, keep on doing good and getting fit. I have a feelig next year is going to be even better and even bigger and I can't wait to see what we can do together!

Next week there is a community mission on Wednesday helping plant baby trees and lots of other things going on across the GG community over Christmas. Our first group run back will be on 4th January and I look forward to seeing you there.

Happy festive season one and all!

Report written by Anastasia Hancock

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Emily Oldfield
Emily Oldfield
Thursday December 15th, 2022 12:21

Great report Ana, and great quiz Alanna! Brilliant year, Merry Christmas everyone 😊🎄

Theresa Joseph
Theresa Joseph
Friday December 16th, 2022 17:56

What a lovely report Ana - Enjoy the festivities all

Friday December 16th, 2022 18:26

Merry holidays all ❤️

Anastasia Hancock
Anastasia Hancock
Monday December 19th, 2022 11:10

Happy holidays, enjoy every minute all x

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