Living on the Edge!

23 runners ran 5.2km to help the Surbiton Cemetery in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Philippa
  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Claire Murphy
  • Kate MacPherson
  • Laura Waller
  • Rob Haworth
  • Hannah Cochrane
  • Adam Stephens
  • Donna White
  • Tom Mieszkowski
  • Charlotte Thomas
  • Claire Dunne
  • Emily Alder
  • Susi
  • Graham Lloyds
  • Cassandra
  • Steve
  • Daniel
  • Connor Holt
  • Paul Bowen
Tuesday, 3rd of March 2020
Led by Mark Barun

Make no bones about it - it looked like a grave task but it wasn't as turf as it looked!

We kicked off the warm up with the biggest group of the year so far: 23 of us including four new recruits! Welcome to Paul, Daniel, Cassandra and Connor on their first GoodGym run and welcome back for a 2nd run to Philippa. After kicking, squatting and burping for a while, we got on with the warm up. Everyone enjoyed a longer warm up this week, honing in our technique and agility.

Off we ran (and walked) around Surbiton and Kingston and up to Surbiton cemetery. The wheelbarrow squeeking around the pitch black cemetery made for an edgy setting as we picked up the tools and got ready to work. Digging things up in a cemetery may sound like grave task but it wasn't an undertaking. 23 of us made light work of edging and removing turf from the paths and we cleared a path in no time.

Back we ran to the Guildhall - stopping on the way back for an obligatory photo in front of the iconic leaning phone boxes of Kingston, before we dialed up the pace for the final leg. Then back for stretches.

Super effort to all

In the news tonight we mentioned a few things but one we need to think on was the message about reducing the risk of Coronavirus spreading so here is the link to GG's tips on the matter

Report written by Hannah Cochrane

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Led by Mark Barun

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Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Laura Waller
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Hannah Cochrane
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Kingston upon Thames runner

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