Colossal Estate of Play
20 runners ran 4.0km to help the Cossall Estate Tenants and Residents Association in Southwark.
- Wednesday, 23rd of October 2019
- Led by Ian Gostling
Wall of Honour
- Thanks to Emma for back marking and keeping the group together.
- Big Shout to Tom & Paulin for completing their first run with us!
- Pat on the back to Sam doing his 50th Good Deed last weekend!
- High 5's all round to Allie for finishing the Royal Parks Half as a Rhino last week!!
Let’s have a Recap
Last night 20 runners ran 4km in total to the nearby Cossal Estate Residents and Tenants association hall. This venue is used by many local groups for various activities from arts and woodcraft, circus training, choir practice and concerts. We were met by Jaki who directed us into 2 groups for the various tasks for the evening. One group swept up all the leaves, weeds and rubbish in the outside patio area, clearing a nice open space ready to use for their Xmas party! The second group cleared all 2 store cupboards full of unwanted items of all shapes and sizes! From paint pots to paintings, old stereos and camping beds everything that was no longer needed was carried out in a chain to the dump. We even managed to retrieve a piano that had been inaccessible and unused for 20 years, giving it a new home inside the main hall.
When spotting 4 swiss balls lying around there was only one way we could make best use of them...with a 4 team GoodGym relay competition!
FACT OF THE DAY in 2012, Neil Whyte completed the record for the fastest time 10 Swiss balls have been jumped across at 8.31 seconds! Imagine giving that a go!
First up was an 'over and under' through the legs challenge, followed by a swiss ball dive along the floor with varying levels of success! We finished off with a bear crawl and crab race challenging our coordination, core strength and flexibility. It was no suprise all 4 races were extremely close and fiercely faught!
Next week we will be running 10km overall to the former Daily Mail Printworks in Surrey Quays, which is now a community Paper Garden run by Global Generation to nurture creativity and community.
It's getting dark so bring a head torch. Bring your contactless/oyster card for the overground option home.
Well done team! See you next week.
Report written by Ian Gostling
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