Getting to GRIPS with 2020

9 runners ran 7.9km to help the SeeAbility in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Jenna Barun
  • Mark Barun
  • Dave White
  • Claire Murphy
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kate MacPherson
  • Rob Haworth
  • Donna White
  • Charlotte Thomas
Tuesday, 7th of January 2020
Led by Mark Barun

A team of nine GoodGym-ers decided to put the mince pie delicacies behind them and start 2020 right with a run to Seeability Care Home in Surbiton this evening. It seemed like only yesterday we were there to put the Christmas lights up and help decorate. But, it’s true what they say: ‘what goes up must come down.’ Preferably using pliers.

We met Martel at the task and said a warm hello to the lovely residents before starting work.

From taking down stars to carefully packaging up the lights (we’ll thank ourselves for that later) and even tidying up the mobility van, Mark, Jenna, Charlotte, Dave, Rob, Kate, Claire, Donna, and Martel, did a great job of sprucing up the shared living space in a swift 25 mins.

Then we ran back down the hill in double time to the Guildhall HQ for a warm down. It must have been the new trainers, running watch, running dog tags and even strava socks that made the difference! Thanks Santa!

Chatting throughout the run and task made getting the first GoodGym group run of 2020 under our belts so much easier. So, make the most of the good vibes and sign up for next week - and even bring a friend. I heard the term ‘ball pool’!

See you there!

Report written by Donna White

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Mark Barun

Mark Barun
Run Trainer for GG Richmond and GG Kingston. Also a qualified Personal Trainer. Love running for mindfullness and mental wellbeing.

Runners helping out

  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Donna White
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Jenna Barun

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