Group run

Christmas Stumpers

13 runners ran 4.0km to help the Eden Rose Coppice Trust in Ipswich.

  • Ian Duggan
  • Robin Harper
  • Hayley Steward
  • Elizabeth Barker
  • Kerry Buckley
  • Paul Horne
  • Lizzie Hicks
  • Keith Borrett
  • Alex
  • Ipswich runner
  • Richard Fryatt
  • Richard
  • Phil Bullen
Monday, 9th of December 2019
Led by Ian Duggan

13 Goodgym #Winter Warriors braved a chilly night to help out at the wonderful Brickmakers Wood

One of our shortest runs took us to the wood to be met by Rob. The task was to move bags and bags of logs. The Charity sell the logs for firewood and this enables them to keep many of their projects going.

The first part of the evening was to move a pallet load of logs out of the shed and into the back of a waiting land rover. Next two different types of logs had to be sorted from a huge pile, bagged and loaded onto another pallet.

While this was being done by the majority of the group Rob asked some of the guys to break up some old pallets and stack the wood. This was taken on enthusiastically by a few - with hammers, mallets, crow bars and various other implements being employed!

I must confess I was slightly nervous at this point with hammers etc smashing into wood, sending splinters flying and exposing nails - my risk assessment was being adjusted by the second! Thankfully it all worked out ok!

We then went off for pairs circuit session - one partner running while the other performed a range of upper and lower body exercises - the time for each exercise governed by how long it took the partner to complete the run. What fun! and everybody was well warmed up by the end.

Next week is our last Group Run before Christmas and a two week break - so we will enjoy Christmas celebrations in the pub afterward everyone welcome to come along!

Report written by Ian Duggan

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Ian Duggan
GoodGym Ipswich Run Leader

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    • Elizabeth Barker

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