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