Group run

Like the YMCA, but really not

13 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the Essex Waterways (Inland Waterways) in Chelmsford.

  • Ken Hoye
  • Laurie Glendinning
  • Joel
  • Rich Walker
  • Fay Downing
  • Leanne Body
  • Andy Holmes
  • Sallyann Jeffrey
  • Martin George
  • Joe
  • Angela O'Brien
  • Benedict Dubois
  • Nisar Ahmad Azizi
Wednesday, 31st of January 2024
Led by Laurie Glendinning

Our original GoodGymer Ken surprised us tonight with his presence and his return to running after a couple of months off, and we were pleased to see our newest GoodGymer Nisar for his second run with us.

There was some initial shock at the sight of Andy's bare legs on a cold January evening, but he was joined by Martin's similarly bare legs and Ben bare arms, while the rest of us had approximately three layers on...

Joel led us out and Leanne kept Andy company backmarking, whilst our lovely Fay and Sallyann set off walking to Springfield Basin with the equipment. We reconvened and also spotted Angela in her snazzy glasses, and very slowly made our way to the canal.

Distractions ensued, in the form of grot spots for those of us dedicated to the task, and a discarded football for Rich. Big thanks to Joe for documenting our own Christiano Richaldo, and more importantly, taking photos of the rest of the group.

We walked a surprisingly long time to find the right bin to leave our heavy bags by, and made our way back.

Well done everyone, two huge bags of litter taken off the streets, and an amazing way to end the January Challenge! You have collectively done 82 good deeds, and 2,303km, going way over the 45 good deeds and 1,000km we set ourselves!

Hopefully see you on Saturday at parkrun, or maybe Sunday for the quiz.


Report written by Laurie Glendinning

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Fay Downing
Fay Downing
Wednesday January 31st, 2024 22:32

Excellent work on the January challenge everyone

Theresa Joseph
Theresa Joseph
Wednesday February 7th, 2024 13:38

Yes - Really well done all

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Laurie Glendinning
Led by Laurie Glendinning

GoodGym Chelmsford Trainer

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Joe
  • Walk Leaders

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Sallyann Jeffrey
    • Fay Downing
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Andy Holmes
    • Leanne Body

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