Group run

Boris Toddler: Beds kit means beds kit

33 runners ran 5.0km to help the Little Village Camden Branch in Camden.

  • Steve Coman
  • Paul Bown
  • Laura Lambert
  • John Shirley
  • Meredith Olson
  • Elizabeth Pang
  • Kat Kelly
  • Natasha Lawrence
  • Chi Nwa
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Lizzy
  • Katie Roberts
  • Camden runner
  • CJ Jessup
  • Katie Allan
  • Elizabeth
  • Abi Perrin
  • Charlotte Prinsley
  • Tilly Dyson
  • Barnet runner
  • Redbridge runner
  • Caz Steer
  • Martin Jackson
  • Linda
  • Elly
  • Suraj
  • Simon Dennis
  • Mary
  • William Benn
  • Emily Dell
  • Ellie Burnage
  • Laura Peces-Barba Castano
  • Ashley
Wednesday, 31st of July 2019
Led by Paul Bown

33 Goodgymers ran 4-5k to help Little Village Camden Branch make cots and wrap gifts for local mum's

Welcome along to the newbies - Lizzy & William - great to have you along!

In the news this week:

  1. It's my last GoodGym Camden on 14th August, I'd love you guys to all come along for the run and the pizza + beers party afterwards.
  2. It's the GoodGym Olympics on Saturday, come along from midday for the best day of the year! Last minute events may be avaliable.
  3. Lots of community missions happening this week - including a Friday one helping Story Garden.

Corrrr what a fun evening! A lovely big turnout, a wholesome task and a nice run to finish.

Kat led the group for a 1km loop while Liz and I walked over to the task. Sarah and her colleague from Little Village Camden Branch where very much ready for us. They explained how their project helps to work as an gift bank where people donate anything from cots to soap, these are then sorted and then distributed to local families.

We split into eight groups for the task, the first of which packed and wrapped products as a present to local mum's. Over 40 minutes the team worked hard packing these presents up, filling boxes and boxes!

Everyone else was put in groups of 3-4 people to make up seven different cots (including a Boris Toddler!), they were all different and only one came with instructions. The task was to put the cots together, check they had all the parts needed, make sure everything was safe and then write out clear instructions for the donors to use.

Helping local mum's and babies!

Each team had it's own method to building and writing out the instructions. Over 40 minutes all the teams completed the tasks set, with Chris' team finishing first and arguably Dharmesh's team having the hardest to put together. Two teams managed to get onto a second cot but unfortunately both missed parts.

It was nice to have a different task that didn't involve weeds or woodchip, it involved lots of team work and everyone did great - well done!

After taking a group picture Kat led the group for a run around the canals and Granary Square - nice!

Sign up for next week here, task(s) tbc.

PB out

Report written by Paul Bown

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Paul Bown

Paul Bown
Previous Trainer for Camden and Islington, England Athletics Qualified Endurance Coach, 2h51 marathoner, & big sweet potato advocate

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Elizabeth
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Abi Perrin
    • Katie Roberts

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