Group run

Have your elves a Merry little Christmas!

11 runners ran 3.5km to help their local community in Bexley.

  • Matt
  • Sean
  • Greenwich runner
  • Sarah Lee
  • Susan Lee
  • Nick Marsden
  • Chris Walder
  • Martin Dennis
  • Luke
  • Stephen
  • Lisa
Monday, 9th of December 2019
Led by Sarah Lee

11 GoodGymers met at Crook Log tonight.

Although we were disappointed that the task we had planned was cancelled right at the very last minute we had quickly thought of a back up plan.

We headed outside to our warm up area with pack of cards in hand.

We welcomed our guest from Goodgym Greenwich, Marta and also welcomed back Matt for his second GoodGym Bexley run! It was then time for the Card Pickup warmup.


Each suit representing a different exercise, and the number of times it must be done. This week there were a lot of squat jumps on the cards! After we had gone around the circle twice, we split into our walking and running groups.

We were heading to the Christmas House on our run. The house is covered from top to bottom with Christmas lights and figures, all in a effort to raise funds for Water for Africa.

The runners arrived first and whilst waiting for the walkers, admired the house. There was a little bit of a buzz around the house as numerous people came to see, donate and have photos outside. It wasn't long before the walking group joined us and we had some photos before heading back to base.

Our little last minute task was to make decorations for our GoodGym Bexley sponsored tree at the Erith Christmas Tree Festival at the weekend.

We gathered the materials and heading into the leisure centre, setting up a production line workshop to make paper chains and hanging tree decorations.

With everyone getting stuck in we managed to add the hanging loops to our 'GG' decorations, create new hanging stars and reindeer as well as make a 23foot long paper chain.

As we packed away and tidied up, I think some of the team would have stayed until midnight creating little decorations.

Bexley News

On Thursday, we will be heading to Christ Church Erith to decorate the tree. If you would like to come and help you can sign up here

The Christmas Tree Festival will run from Friday until Sunday. There are a number of things going on over the weekend so have a look here and make sure you come along to spot the tree!

Next week is our last group run of the year before we have a Christmas break! We will be heading back to The Salvation Army to help out. Find out more and sign up here

Until next time...

Happy running!!

Sarah 🏃🏻‍♀️

Report written by Sarah Lee

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Thursday December 12th, 2019 07:14

I was gutted we had to go home. I was up for making many more little reindeer. And I didn’t get to have a go at the cute little woolly stars! 😔 😂🎄

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Sarah Lee
GoodGym Bexley Run Leader

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    • Nick Marsden

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