Group run

Hanging Out in Lewisham

24 runners ran 1.6km to help the St Christopher's Hospice Shop Lewisham in Lewisham.

  • Emma Presley Abbott
  • Jacqueline Francis
  • Rebecca Cavanagh
  • Kim Parker
  • Sarah
  • Vic
  • Amber Maurice
  • Chloe Cooper
  • Martin Wilcockson
  • Oliver
  • Susie
  • Lewisham runner
  • Lewisham runner
  • Lewisham runner
  • Greenwich runner
  • Nicola Tarrant
  • Louise Saunders
  • Clare Nicholson
  • Darryl Chamberlain
  • Adam Letch
  • Matthew Lyall
  • Laura Brooke
  • Aruna
  • Nick Springall
Monday, 28th of October 2019
Led by Emma Presley Abbott

It turns out GoodGym Lewisham are creatures of habit... meeting on the other side of the foyer due to half-term activities threw quite a few of you off! We welcomed two new runners this evening - go and give Aruna and Susie a cheer!

I popped along to GoodGym Leeds last week and was inspired by their warm-up activity, so decided to give the Big Wave a try, which seemed to go fairly well. Let's keep practicing!

Feeling sufficiently warm, we set off on a roundabout route to this evening's task. Even the long way round was less than a kilometer, but it turned out to be just long enough to arrive at just about the same time as our walking group.


John greeted us with a very warm welcome, and gave us a helpful overview of the work that St Christopher's does in the local community. Their new shop has only been open for three weeks, so there was plenty still to do to continue getting them set up, including: getting mountains of clothes hung up ready to be priced, sorting racks of empty hangers into size order, and making sure all the bras were labelled with the right chest size.

Size matters.

John was extremely chuffed with what we achieved, reckoning that we'd tackled about a week's worth of hanging in less than an hour. Special mention has to go to Darryl for modelling the outfit of the evening - a pair of disco trousers and matching halterneck top! I imagine there's a few of us who might be back to hunt that one down (...or maybe just me!).

Many hands sort light shirts (and dark!).

After a short run back to Glass Mill, there was only one way to use up the spare time and energy - with a time trial! Thanks to everyone for participating and cheering with such enthusiasm, you did yourselves proud!

Thanks to Clare and Oli for this week's puns, Jacqueline for walk-leading, and to Rebecca and Oliver for back-marking!

See you next week for a spot of flyering for Age Exchange's Christmas Fair - sign up here.

Report written by Emma Presley Abbott

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Adele Prince
Adele Prince
Monday October 28th, 2019 22:41

That outfit is so very Darryl! I spy snacks, all-round good stuff!

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Emma Presley Abbott

Emma Presley Abbott
GoodGym Lewisham Run Leader

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Jacqueline Francis
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Oliver
    • Rebecca Cavanagh

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