Greenwich

Group run

I'll take you to the sandy shop

Wednesday, 22nd of May 2019
Led by Sarah Place

21 runners ran 4.0km to help the Grinling Gibbons Primary School in Greenwich.

  • Amy Boalch
  • Alex Murtough
  • Steve Murtough
  • Sarah Place
  • Vic
  • Haley McGarity
  • Marta Campos
  • Bliss
  • Sara Brimble
  • Maria Ahmed
  • Claire Oxlade
  • Matthew Tipler
  • Nicola Tarrant
  • Natalie Tremlett
  • Alex Thomas
  • Oliver Hetherington
  • Chloé
  • Paul
  • Becky Coats
  • Tom Holmes
  • Jennie Ekborg

21 wonderful runners ran 4km to sand down and paint railings at Grinling Gibbons Primary School!

A lush evening in Greenwich once again, hopefully these sunny nights are here to stay! We welcomed two new runners to the gang, Tom and Jennie.. hope you both had a nice first run with us!

Due to my dilly-dallying we didn't have much time for a warm up so a gentle jog around the quad sufficed and then we set off!

The destination was Grinling Gibbons Primary School in Deptford where our very own Natalie is a teacher. Our task was to sand down and paint the fence... which didn't sounds like a big job, but Natalie did mention it was a rather large fence. However ever the optimist I was sure we could get it done all in one session... but no, Natalie does not lie, that fence was never ending.

Once we saw what we were up against, we got cracking immediately. Everyone grabbed some sandpaper and began frantically sanding, some interesting tekkers, I particularly enjoyed Ollie's doubled handed method. Clearly he had done this before.

Then it was time to crack open the paint, which was an ordeal in itself! The lid eventually loosened and we distributed the paint making sure to get as much of it on the pavement as possible as well as each others clothing..!

We focussed the attention on the first few railings for the paint job while the rest of the group carried on sanding their way down the fence, coughing and spluttering as they inhaled the dusty paint fumes!

Time was a-ticking and sadly it was becoming clear that we weren't quite going to finish the job but good news is that we have now prepped it well for next week when we will be returning to hopefully get it all done!

Unfortunately not even time for a fitness session so we tidied up, took a quick photo and headed back to the uni for a stretch!

Community mission at the Colour Run!

If anyone wanted to help at the Bexley Colour Run in a few weeks that I mentioned that would be super awesome! Looks like a bunch of fun! Perfect if you fancy a longer run, Danson Park is lovely!

Great work everyone! I hope you all managed to get the paint off clothes and skin and other body parts! Good luck to those running the Vitality 10k on Monday! See you next week!

Report written by Sarah Place


Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Share the love

Join us on the next run

GoodGym x The Great Get Together: New task at Cherry Orchard Primary!

Wednesday 6:45pm
Led by Sarah Place
Queen Anne Building

Find out more

Become a member

Free!
Optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Get the support of a qualified trainer
  • Access group runs across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

Led by

Sarah Place

Sarah Place
Trainer for GoodGym Greenwich. I love running - any surface, any distance!

Runners helping out

Back marker
Make sure that no one is left behind
  • Paul

Know a community organisation who needs help?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task


Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more