Le Paint Quotidien

25 GoodGymers made their way 4.0km to help the Flora Gardens Primary School in Hammersmith and Fulham.

  • Catriona Sibert
  • Anastasia Hancock
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Will Yates
  • John D Wren
  • Bexley runner
  • Greenwich runner
  • Alice Gregson
  • Michelle
  • Zanoubia Alamir Salim
  • Tom Clough
  • Ealing runner
  • Catherine Moore
  • Jonny Knight
  • Eloise Carey
  • Alice Pickles
  • Matt Nash
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Jonathan
  • Lucy Hill
  • Katie Hodges
  • Madeleine
  • Rob Glass
  • Marissa Laliberte
  • Naveed Malik
Tuesday, 10th of September 2019
Led by Anastasia Hancock

It was double milestone magic in Hammersmith last night as we had not one but two amazing Goodgymers to celebrate! Please put your hands together for the brilliant

  • Alice who reached a fantastic 50 good deals and earned herself a black tshirt - congratulations!

  • Sarah whose boundless energy and commitment to doing good and fitness has resulted in 100 good deeds and her very own wings! Way to go Sarah.

Before we warmed up there was just time to mention that next week is a biggie for GoodGym because it's our birthday! We are a whole decade old, so, to celebrate, we're having a week of celebratory runs and a special #supersaturday of community missions. Keep an eye on all the good stuff that's happening in your area and get that party hat at the ready!

We also said a big

  • well done to all those H&Fers who did Rough Runner at the weekend. You smashed that travelator !

After a warm up that saw us activate all those major muscle groups we use for running and get our heart rates up, we did a headcount and, in honour of the 50 and 100 milestones being reached that evening, asked what we'd like to achieve before we reached 100 years old. Goals included completing a half marathon, new PBs, buying a house and getting a girlfriend!

We set off for Flora Gardens Primary School - it was a short run (a big thank you to those who helped with the route for those more directionally challenged...) which we took at a good pace and we soon arrived to be welcomed by Jeanette, the school's business manager.

GoodGym H&F have been really active in helping this lovely school, and so were no strangers to last night's job, which was painting one of the rooms. It was a pretty small space though, so we split the group in half. The first group headed in to lay down plastics, and while wearing some pretty snazzy Grand Finalist tshirts, got stuck in to the painting.

Meanwhile, the second group took a gentle jog down to the park to do some speed drills. These exercises saw us think about pace and changing gear with our running and were pretty tough - well done team! After our minute's plank we headed back tot he school to swap over with the hardworking painters.

While they got stuck in with painting - luckily they had been left the high bits and tricky corners - the first group headed outside to the playground for fitness. We had decided that the park was getting a little too dark, so opted for a revised session of high intensity alternated with conditioning in the school premises, finished off with some short sprints and a plank, of course. Which group had it easier?!

After almost an hour at the school in total, the room was beautifully painted in gloss white, so we posed for a quick, quite cramped, photo and headed back to base for stretches.

Next week your ace trainer Beth will be back to lead one of the special week of 10th anniversary runs. Sign up here for all the details and to guarantee yourself more Tuesday fun and fitness.

Thanks for having me Hammersmith, always great to see you, keep up the amazing work!

Report written by Anastasia Hancock

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Anastasia Hancock
Led by Anastasia Hancock

Area Activator for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody!

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