Colchester

Group run

Here’s pumpkin to lift your spirits!

14 runners ran 6.0km to help the Children services - Essex County Council in Colchester.

  • Tav
  • Bob Thompson
  • Emma Woollard
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Andrew Whitefield
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Katherine Rose
  • Alex
  • Andy Tyne
  • Holly May
  • Nick Ridler
  • Etienne
  • Lauren Pinchess
  • Marcela Vivanco
 
Wednesday, 30th of October 2019
 
Led by Tav

Tonight was a chance to creep it real and do a bumper fitness session and help tidy up a family Halloween party put on by dedicated social care professionals from Essex County Council. Goodgym Ipswich have been haunting us recently with Nick, a regular at both areas, in the headlines for his 1 hour 56 minute half marathon in Wimbledon. Bow down, witches! Also with us tonight was Andrew our tourist guest and Ipswich founder member. Holly was back from Goodgym Exeter to eat, drink and be scary too. There were some lovely efforts with fancy dress, Alex the friendly ghost, Katherine as Frankensteins monster, Ella the West Yorkshire Witch, Emma as an undeveloped were-wolf and Vanessa with a skeleton mascot. I would make a skeleton joke but it would not be humerus.

So...we dodged the Ben Elton fans and warmed up ready for a whirlwind tour of spooky Colchester. Firstly we did 5 minutes of ghoulish hill sprints on Balkerne Hill, before heading to Culver Square for some monstrous upper body and leg strength work. We stuck to the shadows on Eld Lane and ended up doing some batty runs before we tricked our way into the Mulberry Tree Family Centre for some treats (and the task). The team worked like blood thirsty vampires to clear all the decorations and were treated to leftover pumpkins, cupcakes and crisps! Tired, we headed back to base like zombies all looking forward to Saturdays community mission in Brightlingsea!

Report written by Tav


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Katherine Rose
Katherine Rose
Wednesday October 30th, 2019 22:04

Thank you for a fab run tonight all and great spooky report Tav! 😁🙌🏼

Tav
Tav
Thursday October 31st, 2019 07:11

Spooky puns are quite hard for a witches cat to think of

Vanessa Crannis
Vanessa Crannis
Thursday October 31st, 2019 08:29

Well this cat did it with aplomb:-) last night lifted my spirits. Thank you.

Andrew Whitefield
Andrew Whitefield
Thursday October 31st, 2019 09:35

Thanks for welcoming me - looking forward to Saturday!

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Tav
Respect my body because many people are not lucky enough to have that privilage. Solution Focussed social worker. Not a real Essex man!

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    • Alex
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