7 runners ran 2.0km to help the NEST in Newcastle.
- Wednesday, 10th of November 2021
- Led by Anji Andrews
Last night was a satisfying Group Run as we visited NEST to bring some disMANtle power
Some GoodGym OGs may remember that a few years ago we did an epic shelf-building task for NEST, the charity that supports refugees in our city, based at Newcastle University. Our midweek group run was to return and dismantle the shelves that have started to sag under the weight of use.
It was great to welcome Sophie back for her second-ever GG NCL task and she got stuck into shelf dismantling in the main storage room with Liz and Louise, while Paul, Tanya and Deb brought their units out to the corridor to have a SMASHING time. It was a really satisfying task to smash, bash and stack the shelves but nearby students attempting to study didn't seem to agree (sorrrryyyyyy!)
Louise and Liz managed to get very small (but very dramatic in Louise's case!) cuts and carried on regardless, meaning the job was done within 25 minutes. All that remained was transporting the shelf parts to the nearby skip space- this and a trolley proving to be the noisiest part of the night!.
A multi station circuit and strides rounded off the night nicely and we headed back full of satisfaction and aching arms.
Next week's group run is a slightly more sedate leaflet drop.. hope you can join us.
Report written by Anji Andrews
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