Group run

Floored by a magical va(r)nishing act

16 runners ran 7.2km to help the Theatre Deli in Southwark.

  • Katie H
  • Matt Guy
  • Lucy J
  • Stephen Corry
  • Helena Waters
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Joanna Silman
  • Girija Tase
  • Tim Wheatley
  • Dan Vessey
  • Lucy
  • Nedelina
  • Harry Jerman
  • Helen Dyer
  • Fumina
  • Lizzie Gilbey
Wednesday, 24th of October 2018
Led by Lucy J

Southwark News

  • The Christmas party is taking place at Theatre Deli on 1st December. We're asking for a small donation to cover costs. Sign up, donate and add to the Christmas playlist here.

  • We're having a Christmas Decoration Party on 24th November to get things ready for Theatre Deli. Bring your craftyness - sign up here.

  • Fancy a long run with company and food at the end? The GoodGym November long run is happening on 17th November and it's a 16km circle around Southwark. Perfect! Sign up here.

  • (Yes I know this isn't in chronological order...) Like art? Like the Copeland Gallery? Like hearts? The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart and it's on at the Copeland Gallery 1-11 November. Our very own Katie Haines has been publicising it. Find out more here and pop in (it's free!) to support local goodness.

  • Next week is Halloween - we'll be dressing up, bringing face paints and popping to Batch for a drink after. Sign up here.

That's enough of the business

Last night we set off for the (apparently) 6km to Theatre Deli on the edge of Burgess Park. Spoiler alert: It wasn't 3km...

Hello and welcome to Dan, Lizzie and Fumina who joined us for the first time last night!

After a briefing ramble and a warm up we headed a roundabout way to Theatre Deli - a group that takes over unused spaces and works to expand opportunities for people to make, participate in and experience art.

After a few cries of 'Lucy are we nearly there yet?' we were actually there. Yay! We arrived to find Matt helping Emma unpack the varnish and tools (some slightly overwrapped varnish in there...). She told us a bit about what Theatre Deli does and, enlisting the help of the ever-practical Helena, we established how best to apply varnish (a thin layer) and decided on a method to try to minimise the chances of varnishing ourselves into corners.

Emma had cleared one section of flooring (nearly half the floor space) but we ripped through the task so quickly that we almost finished the entire space which meant some heavy lifting to clear space.

We got so much done, Emma was delighted

We did find ourselves on the wrong side of the varnish a few times (myself mostly...) but all in all an excellent job.

Waving goodbye to Emma we set off home on a 'slightly shorter route'. Spoiler Alert: it was not slightly shorter. All in all we ran over 7km and had good fun chasing down Dan just as we reached Old Spike.

Great work team!

See you next week :)

Lucy J

Report written by Lucy J

Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Lucy J
Led by Lucy J

Ex-trainer for Southwark, defector to Sheffield. Marathon runner, ultra-experimenter, triathlete.

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Matt Guy

Share the love

Join us on the next run

Group Run: Planting summer bulbs @ Dawson's Height

Wednesday 18:30 - 20:15
Led by Sam Lefevre
Old Spike Roastery

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more