Hold the Door! 🚪
7 runners ran 2.4km to help the Adelaide Care Home in Bexley.
- Monday, 22nd of April 2019
- Led by Sarah Lee
As the warm, Easter bank holiday weekend was coming to an end, 7 GGers met at Crook Log ready to embark on our run to the task. It was great to have Sarah and Johnny join us again from GG Hammersmith and Fulham. There was a lot of catching up to do...talks of which parkruns we had toured at on Saturday and how the marathon training is going before we made our way outside for a warm-up. It feels a bit strange leaving the cold, dark nights behind us and still being not quite sure what to wear. Is just a GG t-shirt alone enough?!?
We had a short run out to Adelaide Care Home where we had a painting task. Upon arrival we were offered hot drinks and then were shown to a storeroom cupboard where the inside needed painting and was told that there was another which needed painting upstairs.
There was one problem...we only had one pot of paint!
Some of us went in search of something we could use to take the paint upstairs and came back with a plastic popcorn container. We made do with one paintbrush and 2 small rollers, allocating the equipment between the 2 floors. What we didn't know was that the upstairs store cupboard was 3 times larger than the downstairs and was still full up.
You've missed a bit!
While the team downstairs were busy painting and helping the keep the door propped open, the team upstairs emptied the cupboard and then rotated between painting and shining our mobile phone torches onto the bits that were missed.
It was then time to pack up tools and reassemble the shelves into the cupboards. We said our goodbyes and then accidentally enlisted the help of a staff member who became our GG photographer for a quick photo session before our run back to base.
We had a quick cool down stretch before nearly getting locked in the car park as it was shutting early because of the bank holiday!
Well done everyone for joining us on Easter Monday! See you next time 🙌
Report written by Sarah Lee
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