Group run

Goghing to clean with friends that Monet can’t buy

14 runners ran 5.0km to help the Level Best Art Cafe in Colchester.

  • Dan Norkett
  • Tav
  • Emily White
  • Bob Thompson
  • Emma Woollard
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Katherine Rose
  • Denise Byrne
  • Phil Hitchins
  • Andy Tyne
  • Nick Ridler
  • Etienne
  • Lauren Pinchess
Wednesday, 9th of October 2019
Led by Tav

*Firstly a big Goodgym Colchester welcome to Lauren who made a delightful debut alongside Ettienne returning for his second run. *

We began the evening with wonderful news about Southend-On-Sea 10k particpants meeting their goals and getting PB's. Ella (PB), Emma (under an hour) and I braved the weather, although the rain stopped for us while we ran, to do a lovely seafront race.

We congratulated Goodgym Crewe on their launch and mentioned the great fun we had at *Silver Sunday *- celebrating the contribution of older people to society at the library and spreading the word about Goodgym.

I mentioned the upcoming socials and missions that will be dedicated to our Coach Runners Emily and Rachael.

Jonathan Pie was in town so there were plenty of people at Leisure World but we ran off up the hill in the chilly autumn air warming up on route and lighting our paths with our torches. At the top of the hill in town we met the marvelous Alison who had just completed her yoga session and kindly hung around to let us in. Alison briefed the eager runners as to their tasks - cleaning the loo's, the art area, the details around doors, the windows and skirting boards, the display area and changing the hazard tape on the step. Everyone cracked on and the before and after photos (as well as the fresh clean smell) showed how well we did. Wiped, mopped, taped, polished, shined - done and dusted!

We said goodbye after Alison told everyone about Level Best's wonderful work with adults with learning disabilities (and some photos) as it was time to cruise down the hill and smash out a circuit at the outside gym. In pairs, with runners completing a 250 metre lap as timers, the group completed 7 different exercises for a full body workout...even some bat impressions somehow appeared.

We stretched off at the gym and inside back at Leisure World to complete a productive and fun evening and everyone left looking forward to Parkrunning and next weeks well as our super exciting Community Mission in November to spruce up the Pioneer Oyster Smack who, by the way, Alison at Level Best had promoted Goodgym to...such a nice compliment to your work everyone!

Good luck to the Tiptree 10 (miles) runners on Sunday!

Report written by 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!

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    • Katherine Rose

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