Dropping and dipping: Woofing around for Guide Dogs NE.
18 runners ran 4.0km to help their local community in Newcastle.
- Monday, 2nd of March 2020
- Led by Anji Andrews
Hey hey how is it Monday? (again)
The great news is that we weren't facing a stormy evening for our Group Run for the first time in ages. Whisper it.. could this be the beginning of Spring?
It was a rescheduled group run tonight as we headed off on another leaflet drop for our friends at Guide Dogs NE. GoodGymer Louise had hooked this one up for us, and it was great to have her along to explain what the task was all about, making it feel even more worthwhile and close to home. The leaflets will help Guide Dogs NE to reach some new sighted volunteers to work with those with sight loss to work with guide dogs. We had 300 leaflets to spread the word.
We had a great weekend round up including a double day on Saturday in which we had a takeover at Leazes parkrun and a tidy up at our monthly visit to Nunsmoor Park. Well done to everyone who took part! We have more coming up this weekend so keep an eye on the Community Mission listings for loads of chances to do good things, including this Saturday where you can walk and run to deliver leaflets with time for a parkrun beforehand too! I left Katy in charge to take one of her famous warm ups, which was all about influential brilliant women while I had the chance of taking part in the walking group for the first time in ages!
The Jesmond area seems to be our favourite chosen patch and once again we split into small teams to get leaflets dropped off in super-quick time. New runner Crispin got stuck in and even offered to do one of the longer distance runs. We like that Crispin, you can come back! Louise also managed to find her house from 1989, but we can't quite believe she was old enough to own a house in 1989 so we aren't sure on that part.
Fitness tonight was a super circuit of tricep dips (everyone's favourite, right?) expertly demonstrated and supervised with minimal shouting from Rachel; lunges and star jumps, out-and-back jogging and a lung busting hill sprint. 9/10 for all with a point lost for some dip-related whinging and repeated "Is that two minutes yet?" calls.
We are back to Newcastle Eagles next week for some brilliant gardening and some great bants as always. Hope to see you there.
Have a great week everyone!
PS: GoodGym have published some advice on the Coronavirus outbreak for those running with GoodGym. Please take a look.
Report written by Anji Andrews
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