Group run

Elmer and the patchwork of Goodgymers

15 runners ran 8.0km to help the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

  • Tav
  • Nicola Stevenson
  • Robin Harper
  • Steve Ager
  • Hayley Steward
  • Elizabeth Barker
  • Kerry Buckley
  • Tom Selby
  • Keith Borrett
  • Adeline
  • Ipswich runner
  • Sophie Demetriades
  • Mitch Smith
  • Jamie-Louise
  • Luke Green
Monday, 24th of June 2019
Led by Tav

It's okay to be different and tonight Goodgym Ipswich had a different coach, who was in a different town and different runners but with same Goodgym vibe.

Tonight was humid and warm, much like the climate I would imagine an elephant may like! After a brief update of the news about The Great Get Together, the launch of Goodgym Poole (51st area) and of course the big partnership on this week's run with the East of England Co-op we set off for what was Adeline's 48th run.

The task was a brilliant one, Ipswich has around fifty-five artistically decorated elephants as part of Elmers Big Parade dotted around the town courtesy of St Elizabeth Hospice and we set off to check them for damage and clean litter from around them. I am pleased to say they were all in good condition and litter was at a minimum.

I won't pretend I know where we went other than a shopping centre, a lovely park with a beautiful hill and the fancy waterfront with Elmer really getting around. Each Elmer had a different, design, story and name with many people taking an interest, not just Goodgym runners!

*Kerry took us on a wonderful route and a big thank you to him for guiding me round the town. *

As I said it was warm and the runners worked up a sweat but we still managed an interval lap in the park (75% of maximum sprint with little recoveries) and nearly 8kms.

A big personal thank you from me and maybe see you Colchester one Wednesday soon.

Report written by Tav

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