GoodGym Crewe Give A hundred and ten 'Present'!
17 runners ran 3.0km to help the The Lighthouse Centre in Crewe.
- Wednesday, 11th of December 2019
- Led by Nicola Marshall
Welcome Another fab turnout tonight (and once again, dry weather!) and great to welcome new runner, Kimberley. It was great to meet you and we hope you had a great first experience of GoodGym. We hope to see you back again soon (don’t forget to register for your free GoodGym T-shirt. Check out the link in the covering email).
Thank You Huge thank you as always to Pam and Barry for being fabulous back markers and doing such a great job of looking after everyone. A big thank you to everyone who filled a shoe box for the elderly - I’ll be dropping them in to the organiser’s tomorrow morning. And a huge thank you to the Lighthouse Centre for our task tonight and for fabulous hospitality!
The Main Event Our warmup tonight obviously had to include a bit of festive fun (it’s December don’t you know!), so what better way to warm up than with a game of ‘tag tinsel’. Everyone happily stuffed their tails down their pants and with a half-hearted, croaky ‘we’re off’ (dammit, I should have used the whistle) from me, we started round one! Some highly competitive runners fought hard to hang on to their tails but tonight it was every man for themselves and the winner was the one who claimed the most tails. With Christmas tunes belting out in the background and lots of laughter, it’s fair to say that everyone seemed to be having fun. Well done to Suzanne who took round 1 and well done to Claire who took round 2 (2 to the girls – just sayin!).
A very festive looking GoodGym posse then ran to the task wishing Merry Christmas to people as we passed. I always enjoy the look of bewilderment that comes across peoples faces when we speak to them! It wasn’t too far to run to one of our regular organisations, but we were still happy to get out of the cold. A very warm welcome awaited as always, and we were split into two groups – one to wrap some shoe boxes to be given out to the homeless during their Christmas lunch and another to sort through clothes for them. The Christmas carols were playing in the background, the Christmas tree was up and the church was feeling very festive. It’s always really lovely to see you all chatting and having a fun with one another while helping our local community. No better way to spend a Wednesday evening in my opinion....
With our usual epic teamwork, we got the jobs done and even had time for a cup of tea and biscuit – it would have been rude not to after Paul had gone to so much trouble to provide them for us!
Thanks everyone for another brilliant session. Hopefully I’ll be functioning normally again next week!
Have a great week. Look after yourselves and keep being amazing.
Love Nicola xx
PS – It’s Christmasssssss! That means it’s our social next week after group. I hope you’ll join us.
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