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Boom 101!

18 runners ran to help the St George's Hall in Brighton.

  • Rosie
  • Roy Hill
  • Helena Rooney
  • Tara Shanahan
  • Juliet O'Brien
  • Michael Pirrie
  • David Richards
  • Amro
  • Brighton runner
  • Paul
  • Michelle
  • Daniel Whitehead
  • Nancy Platts
  • Susan Hirst
  • Brighton runner
  • Karla Wall
  • Mathilde Gouin
Tuesday, 27th of October 2020
Led by Tara Shanahan

Celebrations all round tonight as David turned 50 something and 101 on the same evening and that’s just three days after turning 100! I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide if he will be receiving a telegram from the queen or a new Goodgym winged t-shrt in the post this week!

We all wish David a very happy birthday and I for one am very thankful for all of his hard work and commitment to Goodgym over the past few years. I really hope you enjoyed the firework display we organised to celebrate!

A great task for us tonight with lots to do and lots of space for us to do it. - and ginger biscuits and chocolate chip cookies!!! Local councillor Kate has established a social supermarket in St George’s Hall in Moulsecoomb providing cheap food to local residents. But the grounds of the building are looking a little tatty and neglected so that’s where we came in.

Jobs included weeding the pathways around the building, cutting back some out of control clematis, weeding a herb garden, lopping back some big shrubs, scraping, sweeping, bagging up and generally giving the place a good spruce up.

Kate was astonished at how much we achieved. With 18 of us working hard for one hour, by my reckoning that’s 3 days labour once you take out all the tea breaks and head scratching! We left about 18 bags of weeds and cuttings to be collected and disposed of by the council, plus loads more that went through the chipper. The front entrance to the building looking much smarter, but still lots to do round the back so we will back soon!

A few of us rounded off the evening by heading to the Gladstone pub to finish the celebrrations. It was a a shame we couldn’t all sit together like in the old days but I can confirm that the inside table was where the party was at! Big thanks to Social Secretary Rosie for organising.

Report written by Tara Shanahan

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Tara Shanahan

Tara Shanahan
Goodgym trainer for Brighton. A running obsessive since 2009 now spreading the running joy by coaching. Have run marathons, prefer 10ks!

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