Group run

Getting off the couch (grass)

13 GoodGymers made their way 3.4km to help the Hannah More Primary School in Bristol.

  • Caroline
  • Bristol runner
  • David Head
  • Richard Breakspear
  • Melanie Young
  • Alexis Wiseman
  • VaguelyNorthernDarren
  • Valè Pico
  • Jason Thorne
  • Laura
  • Marianne Bradshaw
  • Bristol runner
  • Nik
Tuesday, 12th of March 2024
Led by Melanie Young

It was only drizzle - hooray! The morning had brought flooding to Bristol with the highest Spring tide of the year, saturated ground (talk of aquifer levels) and more rain - all the roads had reopened so Lexi could get into Bristol after all. It was great to meet Joel, too, dragged along by Valè as something lovely to do on every Tuesday from now on.

Runners (always at a social, chatty pace and stopping at ALL the traffic lights) and walkers set off in the reducing light with talk of the lighter evenings and soon arrived at Hannah More Primary School to meet Ruth and Lyra the dog and set about tidying up the edges of the school field and digging deep grass roots out of one of the raised beds.

There's a fabulous new mural on their Big Wall , no idea why they didn't get GoodGym to do it...

Tools were renamed (alligator/crocodiles and Wolverine hands being favoured) and chatter varied from memories of previous visits, climbing the apple trees and hula-hoop trees - a Hannah More phenomenon not seen elsewhere that plastic hula-hoops grow on their trees.

The art of hula-hooping was demonstrated and tried out as well as street skillz of throwing a hula hoop so it spins away and then back. Hours of fun in the 70s and 80s before computer games.

And this week's cultural/music education piece is Wap Bam Boogie. I'll be testing you next week.

Ruth had very kindly made flapjack so we finished on time, cleaned up and returned the tools to the staff room and continued reminiscing (this was the venue of our summer social last year on my birthday, which also had torrential rain) whilst eating the fantastically gooey treat and heading back. Another job well done!

Report written by Melanie Young

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Melanie Young
Led by Melanie Young

Loves being outdoors and being active, helping make the world a happier place to be one day at a time. Eats cake.

GoodGymers helping out
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    Take photos for the session report

    • VaguelyNorthernDarren
    • Richard Breakspear
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Bristol runner
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Valè Pico
    • David Head
    • Bristol runner

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