Get The Balance Right!
14 runners ran 7.0km to help the SUSTRANS in Ipswich.
- Monday, 27th of May 2019
- Led by Ian Duggan
Bank Holiday Monday didn't deter a good turnout of Ipswich Goodgymers this evening.
Before setting off we had a warm up testing our balance and co-ordination with single leg "running (wo)man" balance stance, split lunges and then combing the two in. Some of us struggled maintaining balance - I'm sure it was a freak gust of wind to blame rather than our own poor balance!
We then headed out to run about 1.5 miles to meet up with Sustrans volunteer Stephen. Some of the group felt this was a little short and took an unintended detour while chatting away - but we managed to shout before they had gone too far!
Meeting up with Stephen it became clear there had been some confusion over the task. Stephen thought he was meeting to show us a portion of the NCN 51 that we could help to keep clear and clean in future runs by checking signs, litter picking and cuttting back overgrown weeds etc. So we didn't have any tools or equipment for this evening but instead did a useful recce of the cycle path along the River Gipping ready for future tasks.
This left us a little extra time to extend the run back and incoporating a fartlek session on they way. The enthusiasm for the "speed" elements was muted but Kerry, Alex and Luke along with Liz took up the challenge. Arriving back at base we ended the evening as we began with some single leg balance / strength exercises before stretching to finish.
So no real task completed but over 4 miles run with a few single leg/core balance/strength exercises thrown in too. - Don't forget to practice at home!!!
Report written by Ian Duggan
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Trainer for Goodgym Ipswich. Loves to tri & run in the MV50 age group . Can usually be found at Kesgrave parkrun.
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