Community mission

Cod Beck Canter fell race

11 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in York.

  • Michal Czekajlo
  • Nick Griffin
  • Barbara Griffin
  • Bec
  • Lucy Knight
  • Andy Richardson
  • Charlotte Jones
  • Laura Barrett
  • David Barrett
  • York runner
  • York runner
Sunday, 5th of February 2023
Led by Michal Czekajlo

It was a race to remember.

Brand new 10 miles route included steep climbs, narrow heather paths, Cleveland Way paving slabs and steps, quick descents, mature woodland and open moorland.

What else could one ask for to be happy?

Our Team ensured runners were on route and properly applauded, timekeepers made stopwatches stop, results writers wrote results, clipboard holders used binoculars and the back marker learnt about Italian coffee.

After official prize giving to the speedy ones and once the last runner crossed the finish line we were thanked by Dave the Race Organiser. He rewarded us with gluten containing refreshments and/or chocolates.

Did I mention very tasty brownies made by Barbara? So Barbara made sure we all had energy for the day by feeding us with her amazing brownies. We eat some before the race and some were available for consumption before our after race walk. In the end Barbara was taking an empty cake box home with not even a tiny brownie crumb remaining. Have I starter writing an essay about brownies? Perhaps yes... Sorry to digress, but those brownies were a very important part of the day.

Coming back to the main topic, after the race finish part of our Team had to go home with the other half being fresh air hungry and going for a walk featuring forthcoming running events and log burner conversations. Our walk was just over 7km long and we didn’t get lost which is a bonus.

Our now expert marshalling skills will be used again.

See you at the next race.

Report written by Michal Czekajlo

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Nicky Woodall
Nicky Woodall
Monday February 6th, 2023 08:04

Good work everyone 💪

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Michal Czekajlo
Led by Michal Czekajlo

Ex-GoodGym area activator for York. Currently a run leader and Task Force member. I love running and playing team sports.

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    • David Barrett
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