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14 runners ran 5.0km to help the Colchester Foodbank in Colchester.

  • Ian Bown
  • Dan Norkett
  • Jade Jones
  • Tav
  • Bob Thompson
  • Emma Woollard
  • Helen
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Katherine Rose
  • Stu
  • Alex
  • Andy Tyne
  • Toby Wheeler
  • Holly May
Wednesday, 4th of September 2019
Led by Tav

Please sing the report title to the tune of "Destination Unknown" by Alex Gaudino. Does it work...? Who knows!

Tonight saw the turning point of summer into Autumn as the darkness fell before we had finished our workout and run. But spirits were high and the smiles and banter flowed slightly better than the green clogged up River Colne!

The news section was full of great local events and running and events. Ian conquered Framlingham 10k with style and is already on track to do Langham 10k with, Bob and Emma on Sunday. Elsewhere Pam, from Colchester in Bloom fame, is one of the artists exhibiting her pottery at Cuckoo Farm this weekend and also part of Colchester Town centre is up for a British High Street award! Cool. Our community mission schedule is busy with Colchester Carnival and our #GGSuperSaturday for Goodgym's tenth birthday. Look out for details of the mission and party! Speaking of parties Alex has a Goodgym themed party in the offing. G themed fancy dress...I am picturing myself as a goose!

Off we ran towards the Foodbank and met Julie and Paul and Toby with his carer Kayleigh. Julie and Paul went through the evenings tasks - sorting food parcels and cleaning. I saw the usual spontaneous organisation skills and cleaning enthusiasm.

My personal highlight -on a slight tangent - was the can of Squid made to look like Octopus (see photo). So many questions but the main thing was it was still in date and edible.

I heard various conversations about the progress of Colchester Foodbank and the new satellite facility in Greenstead that opens every Tuesday. We thanked Julie and Paul and off we trotted ending up the outside gym for a quick circuit. In pairs, timed by 2 runners doing a lap of the small field, we swung, rowed and cross-trained in sometimes comical fashion. Marvelous.

Have a great end of week and weekend, great job and spread the goodgym love.

Report written by Tav

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Andy Tyne
Andy Tyne
Thursday September 5th, 2019 21:25

Good report Tav

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Respect my body because many people are not lucky enough to have that privilage. Solution Focussed social worker. Not a real Essex man!

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Jade Jones
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Ian Bown

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