Chair and chair alike
29 runners ran 6km to help their local community in Hounslow.
- Wednesday, 29th of January 2020
- Led by Anastasia Hancock
The January challenge ends tomorrow! That's just one more day for you to Strava the life out of everything you do, and fit in any last minute missions! You brilliant bunch have done pretty marvelously though, managing to rack up
117 good deeds and 977 kms - and absolutely smashing last year!
GoodGym overall has done a whopping 8360 good deeds (beating our target of 8000) and covered 93657 kms. What a phenomenal wave of good happening all over the country in just one month.
Up for a community challenge next week? One that you can do after parkrun on a Saturday? Followed by a free lunch? I've got just the one for you. Help create a peace garden at Hounslow mosque on Saturday 8th.
Well done to all those that did the last Sunday Chiswick Bridge 10k, and congratulations to Eloise who managed not one but two massive PBs this weekend!
For our task last night we were finally back at the church on Ealing Rd - it's been shut for a while for building works, so we were keen to lend a hand. It was a tidy 3k run there, interrupted only by the mother of all roundabout roadworks at Kew bridge. It took us a little while to navigate through them, but made it to the church to find Gavin waiting for us.
We were quickly deployed into four teams - bathroom cleaners, kitchen sorters, chair stickers and shelf builders. While the communal spaces used by the people who benefit from the shelter were blitzed, little stickers were very carefully placed in what seemed to be a particularly specific way on the bottom of chairs. As Dave pointed out, it was an indoor and sitting down task - what more could we ask for?! Meanwhile Andy, Oliver and Helen were tackling a challenging job upstairs putting together what looked like a giant meccano set.
After half an hour of work, and while the engineers upstairs carried on toiling away, we just had time to fit in a quick tabata blast to get our heart rates up. It featured frogs, plank jumps, power lunges and all manner of high intensity exercises - perfect when you've only got a short window of time.
After a run back where again we were thrown off kilter by the roadworks (thankfully it's for a good cause and a shiny new cycle lane should be in place very soon!) we got back to the town hall for some stretches and a cool down. Next week we're back to clear the garden of the eighteenth century lodge in Gunnersbury park - this is a cracking task because we are slowly uncovering a beautiful space which will be put back into usage after becoming seriously overgrown. Bring your headtorch if you have one, and sign up here to get involved. Until then, run happy!
Report written by Anastasia Hancock
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Led by Anastasia Hancock
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