Group run

I carpet you out of my head

11 runners ran 3.0km to help the Holgate Community Orchard and Apiary in York.

  • Nick Griffin
  • Barbara Griffin
  • Leanne Allsopp
  • Nicky Woodall
  • York runner
  • Jenna Drury
  • Paul Kelly
  • York runner
  • York runner
  • George W
  • York runner
Monday, 20th of December 2021
Led by Nicky Woodall

πŸŽ… 11 fantastically festive GoodGymmers met for our final group run of 2021. After discussing our favourite Christmas films (Die Hard was the surprise most popular), we headed back to Holgate Community Orchard to continue our work there. Helen met us with shovels and forks aplenty so we quickly set to work in two groups 🍎

🌱Team Dig were continuing to dig some very stubborn roots with Jenna and Barbara getting particular satisfaction with the impressively large roots they dug out.

πŸ’¬There was an interesting quote I've sadly forgotten, something about Leanne inviting Barbara to shake soil all over her?! πŸ’ƒ

πŸ§žβ€β™‚οΈ Martin (aka the genie of the lamp) continued his (magic?!) carpet-finding mission and unearthed yet another carpet to add to the pile. The size of said unearthed carpet meant that it was definitely a teamwork operation and with much leverage and collaboration, the carpet came out πŸ‘Œ

🌿Meanwhile, Team Levelling were with Helen, turning and moving soil to make the ground level more even whilst also removing roots that had snuck in there. They did a brilliant job and made a massive difference to the corner they were working on,which looked much more level at the end than when we arrived βš–οΈ

πŸ‘ŸWe left the task with almost as much soil attached to our trainers as was left in the beds and headed over for the 12 Squats of Fitmas. Clearly the highlight of everyone's day (if not year), everyone did an absolutely cracking job πŸ’ͺ

πŸ₯΅With slightly rosier cheeks after that workout, we headed back to CVS for some cool-down stretches and mince pies (thank you George!) πŸ₯§

πŸ‘ Thank you so much for coming out so close to Christmas, and to everyone in GoodGym York for a brilliant end to 2021πŸ™Œ

πŸŽ„Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and see you in 2022 β›„

Report written by Nicky Woodall

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Theresa Joseph
Theresa Joseph
Thursday December 23rd, 2021 16:02

Lovely report, I could just feel the fun oozing out of every word. Have a wonderful time during the festivities and I look forward to catching up with you all in the New Year.

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Nicky Woodall
Led by Nicky Woodall

Area Activator for GoodGym York. Loves everything running, from parkrun alphabet collecting to marathons. Will run for cake!

Runners helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Paul Kelly
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • York runner
    • Leanne Allsopp

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