Group run

'Bone'-e-'fire'dy hard work

16 runners ran 4.9km to help the Interact in Chelmsford.

  • James Connolly
  • Laurie Glendinning
  • Rachel McK
  • Joel
  • Rich Walker
  • David Chatterjee
  • Adam Hellard
  • Paul Fisk
  • Andy Holmes
  • Charlotte
  • Chelmsford runner
  • Doug Faulkner
  • Daphne
  • Harriet March
  • Simon Grech
  • Davis Yvonne
Wednesday, 30th of October 2019
Led by Rich Walker

Hi all,

With the nights drawing in and only days away from Halloween and bonfire night 16 ghouls and ‘g ’howls met for a weekly Goodgym run.

First of all, a big hello and welcome to Davis on coming to his first run with us. Hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. And a big congratulations to Adam on now completing 50 good deeds, well done Adam and here’s to the next 50

After a head count and some admiration of Andy’s fantastic skeleton costume we set off into the night in the direction of Interact. With David in his wacky glasses leading the way we reach there in no time and were greeted by Susie with a warm smile and plates full of biscuits…mmmmm biscuits. After a quick recovery feed we set about our task which was to build their annual bonfire for this Friday. With pallets and other pieces of wood in the field we gloved up, got some saws and with some good old-fashioned hard work started breaking them down and the bonfire started yo take shape.

While this was happening, Susie also needed a few barriers moved over ready for the crowd to stand behind for Friday. Thinking we needed 2 people per barrier a group went to go get them and it became a bit of a gun show, as it turned out you only need 1 per barrier. Not sure you needed to carry it over your head though Russell

With everyone pitching in to put the final touches to the bonfire we gathered for a group photo before heading inside for some more drinks and biscuits…mmmm biscuits before heading back to base. After saying goodbye to Susie, David ran the short route back with James C who broke off to run home and the rest of us ran a longer route.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came, on Friday take a minute to think about the smiles and cheers of the people gathered together around the bonfire to celebrate and its down to you for making it happen.

Back at base we stretched off, all agreed Andy won best costume and then David broke out some Halloween chocolate treats. Mmmmm treats. thanks David

For those not watching the Rugby a few of us will be at Parkrun this Saturday. Also, if anyone is doing the Chelmsford 10k or is coming to support we are planning on going to Moto pizza later in the afternoon (17th Nov). come to the next group run to find out more and get your name down.

Again, thanks for coming and run happy


Report written by Rich Walker

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