Group run

Goodgym skip to the Manor Born

15 runners ran 8.4km to help their local community in Poole.

  • Marie
  • Julia Taylor
  • Nicola Barker
  • Gayle
  • Esther
  • Robert Campbell-smith
  • Sian Barnes
  • Nicola Farrell
  • Ali
  • Sarah Morris
  • Elizabeth Lees
  • Patricia
  • Tim Yorke
  • Jane Edwards
  • Christine
Tuesday, 11th of February 2020
Led by Esther

No sign of Ciara as runners bundled into Daveena's cafe around 6.20pm ready for another night of it!

Great to welcome back from holidays Jane and Patricia who both only got back in the last 48 hours from exotic locations (well Iceland and Eastern Europe...!)

It was also super to see Ali join us again tonight after a few weeks break - Ali is very much part of the Goodgym family here and has been missed! Nicola you are definitely rocking that Goodgym top!

Briefing was a little earlier at 6.25pm due to the longer run with a quick warm up on the garage forecourt before heading up North Road. Marie led the group on the up along with Tim who is looking pretty strong at the moment!

The only way really was up, North Road followed by Ringwood Road and onto the School off Herbert Avenue. It was the first time we have visited Manorside and it was great that the on site manager, Jay lives next door to the school to greet us at the task!

Jay had a skip ready and a load of different waste to be collected from various parts of the area to all go in it. Splitting off into sections there was a team on plastics. Turns out they were pretty long - I have seen the footage and Ali you really did get the 'long' straw when you carried it over! Sian took a serious view on the task in hand - and jumped quickly into the empty skip, attempting to ensure all items were placed in order. That was forgotten around half way through when bits of carpet, leaking containers and old toys were getting launched at her feet!

It was pretty dark at the school but random items from various places were all getting thrown into the skip - although on reflection we cold have done with some thicker gloves for a few items. One small casualty was Robert and his finger but it was still attached on leaving and no signs of blood so all good I hope!

Jay let us into the school to get cleaned up, although sign of the hard work and earning of our stripes in mud! The half an hour was already up but the skip was full and all items inside it. Jay was a happy site manager and I hope we can support the school again in the future.

Thanks to Patricia for taking the back marker post - it was good to be on the down on the way back - such a wind chill had appeared so we kept moving to return back to base for a quick stretch!

Tonight we also had an open social for anyone who wanted to come - so onto the local Sloop 8 of us went! We will be making it a bi-monthly or so affair so Easter will be the next one!

Ps Thanks to Liz for extra photos including the return of the random Kettle!

Report written by Esther

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Led by Esther

Running & talking - My favourite things! Running coach, nutritional advisor and wellbeing mentor!

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Patricia

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