Group run

Guiding Light!

8 runners ran 6.0km to help the Girl Guiding Birmingham in Birmingham.

  • Morwenna Kearns
  • John Hayes
  • Jonny Carter
  • Laura Smith
  • David Halford
  • Balal Qureshi
  • Tom Bletsoe
  • Jamie Lucas
Tuesday, 26th of November 2019
Led by Jonny Carter

Tonight on a much milder evening then we have been used to recently, we headed to the Girl Guide Association. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Maureen, who handed us brushes, a dustpan and bags. The task was to sweep up all the glass outside the building, which had been left by a broken fridge. That took us back to our very first GoodGym run back in January 2017 when we had to clear some concrete football pitches of glass. After the glass was cleared it was on to clearing all the leaves, as we only had one dustpan, Balal used a bit of initiative picking the leaves up with two brushes! Once done and we had got rid of the other rubbish around the building, after handing our equipment back to Maureen we were good to go!

We headed along the canal towards St Paul's square, adding on a little extra loop. Once reaching the square it was fitness session time! Tonight it was an intense leg workout. Though we started with a bit of core, then it was onto some glute building lunges, Laura showing a great technique, then it was squat jumps, John working hard as ever. Next was some tuck jumps to fire up those hamstrings, Morwenna putting in some great work. Last but by no means least was some leg burning wall squats, two 45 second holds with only 15 seconds rest. Oh and the last one I added an extra five seconds, just for fun ;-) I think Jaime and Tom 'enjoyed' their first GG fitness session, though I'm not sure their legs will agree tomorrow!!

Once done the group thankfully just had a few minutes of running back to 1000 Trades.

Next week we are having a bit of a party! Yep we are going to social darts at the Flight Club after next weeks run!

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Jonny Carter

Jonny Carter
GoodGym Trainer for Birmingham. Love all things running, including road, track and even cross country when it isn't to muddy!

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • John Hayes

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