Group run

Leaf the light(s) on for me

10 runners ran 6.5km to help their local community in Poole.

  • Ellie
  • Nicola Barker
  • Tracy
  • Esther
  • Robert Campbell-smith
  • Sian Barnes
  • Jason Wilkinson
  • Patricia
  • Jane Edwards
  • Christine
Tuesday, 14th of December 2021
Led by Esther

A surprisingly mild evening that decided it would not listen to a weather forecast and throw some rain into the mix as we all met in the dark shadows of Langside School.

A lovely group of 10, it was fabulous to see again Tracy join us again after many months and Jason! Ellie and Tracy know each other from Canicross Training and soon formed a team responsible for leaf dumping!

Jason face lit up as he saw a leaf blower and soon was revving it up to play with. Meanwhile Jane was just as happy to see some bamboo needed chopping back and a large pair of shears to do it with.

Sian and Patricia soon tackled the first flower bed pulling off the mounds of leaves that had settled onto them covering some cute ornaments. The smells from the herbs gave a lovely aroma off as we tried to free them from so many leaves burying them.

Christine was busy cutting back a bush that was over spilling onto the path and hopefully will flower again next year. Whilst Robert was deep in the beds clearing away leaves! Nicola meanwhile was around the side surrounded by leaves!

Tracy and Ellie on wheelbarrow duty filled and spilled over many trips piles of wet leaves building speed as they were pilling up!

We left the school with a much clearer bed and pathways leaf free!

Onto the run and Christine took the lead to take us on a 2mile route to Runton Road lights! It was lovely along the way to see the houses lit up and even a couple worth a stop and picture! Runton Road itself was full of many houses and it attracts many people to see the displays whilst raising money for local charities. After no lights in 2020 it was lovely to have a selection of lights from blow up dinosaurs to candy cane driveways!

We returned back to Langside for a quick offer of cake, mince pies and alcohol free Mulled Wine out of the car boot to mark the last big task and run of 2021.

It has been a mixed bag! But friendships have grown and tasks have been done so we keep at it to Get Fit and Do Good!

Well done everyone!

Report written by Esther

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Tuesday December 14th, 2021 22:15

Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed the task to help the school and had fun with you all seeing the lights. Have a lovely Yuletide 🤩

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