By 'George' We Did It!
7 runners ran 2.7km to help their local community in Crewe.
- Wednesday, 27th of October 2021
- Led by Nicola Marshall
Last night was extra special as we were celebrating two milestones…
Firstly, the lovely Emily was celebrating her 50th task milestone!! Well done Emily, an incredible achievement – especially as most of it has been carried out in the middle of a global pandemic! You are such a wonderful inspiration and a hugely valued member of our Goodgym Family.
And secondly to Maurice who completed his 150th ‘not parkrun’ around the George’s last night. Throughout the pandemic, Maurice has kept fit by running laps of the George’s community park. As parkrun wasn’t up and running, Maurice found his own alternative parkrun and has now completed 150!! Amazing work Maurice, you are also a huge inspiration to us all.
Last night, 7 Goodgym members donned their head torches and litter pickers and set off on a community litter pick. But before we set off, we had our warmup and our run. As we had a bit more space today, we had a little relay race. 3 runners on each team – each had to take a turn of either running, skipping or walking. It was good fun but the only mistake I made was making them do it only once as it was over too quickly!!!!
After our warm up, we let Maurice lead the way around his ‘not parkrun’ route. We completed two laps. It was dark but Maurice knows the place like the back of his hand – he’s run it 600 times!!! (4 laps for each ‘not parkrun’).
After our run, we set to work on our litter pick. To be honest, we didn’t think we’d find much litter as it looked pretty clean but on closer inspection, we realised there was actually enough to fill a fair few bags (I think there were six in total). It was quite satisfying to collect all that
All in all, it was a productive and fairly energetic evening – plenty of exercise and fresh air and all spent in the best company.
Well done everyone on another awesome evening of #fun, #fitness, #friendship and the #feel good factor. You’re all incredible.
Huge hugs Nicola xxx
PS – I forgot to hand out the biscuits – again!!!!! #useless
Report written by Nicola Marshall
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