Group run

It's All White.....We Pooled it Off!

17 runners ran 7.6km to help the Gusford Primary School in Ipswich.

  • Ian Duggan
  • Robin Harper
  • Steve Ager
  • Libby Smith
  • Eleanor Redgrave
  • Andrew Whitefield
  • Cleola Van Eijl
  • Lucy
  • Elizabeth Barker
  • Kerry Buckley
  • Tom Selby
  • Paul Horne
  • Lizzie Hicks
  • Keith Borrett
  • Adeline
  • Ipswich runner
  • Luke Green
Monday, 3rd of June 2019
Led by Ian Duggan

Another great turnout for Goodgym Ipswich on lovely warm evening.

We really had two tasks tonight........ one was to paint the exterior hoardings of Gusford School swimming pool and the other was the run to get to the school and back - just under 3 miles each way with some challenging hills thrown in.

Well, the group splashed it. .... making the outward run look easy !

The last 200m was a deep end descent down a steep hill to the school, where we met Rebecca and her team, who showed us through to the pool area.

It looked like a very big task but everyone dived in enthusiastically grabbing sand paper, brushes and rollers.

Everything was going swimmingly and the tatty old boards were quickly turning white.

Water difference a coat of paint makes

The team managed to get virtually all of the exterior painted which will be the base for our task next week when we return to paint a second coat in blue. It's amazing how much can be achieved when everyone one pools together!

Then it was time to wave goodbye and the return leg of the run ....... starting with the climb up deep end hill. Liz tried to rally our spirits with a marine style sing song as we headed to the summit....... the chant quickly faded as we ran out of breath as incline increased! But everyone one dug in and floated to the top

Afintastic evening with a great task and tough but enjoyable run out and back.

Goodgym Ipswich - Water Magnificent Group !!

Report written by Ian Duggan

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Ipswich runner
Ipswich runner
Tuesday June 4th, 2019 18:14

Have to get your finking cap on for puns for next week Ian! :-)

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Ian Duggan

Ian Duggan
Trainer for Goodgym Ipswich. Loves to tri & run in the MV50 age group . Can usually be found at Kesgrave parkrun.

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