Birmingham

Group run

Liz's Loops!

15 runners ran 5.0km to help the Suited for Success in Birmingham.

  • John Hayes
  • Jonny Carter
  • Rob Tonks
  • Sam Hazell
  • Liz Pharoah
  • Karin
  • Laura Smith
  • David Halford
  • Aaron
  • George
  • Liam
  • Katie Bainbridge
  • Balal Qureshi
  • Mel Abraham
  • Elizabeth Jones
 
Tuesday, 29th of January 2019
 
Led by Jonny Carter

15 runners ran 5k to drop off donations and do various tasks for Suited for Success

We had a fantastic turn out at GG Brum tonight, considering the snowy weather we got in the afternoon. Joining our lovely group for the first time were Liz and Mel. Liz is the new trainer for Coventry GG, so was shadowing tonight’s run in preparation.

We set off on the short journey to Suited for Success with our bags full of donations. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Tomas. We had a few pictures, the Rob 'mug shot' being my favourite! After handing over our donations there were two tasks to do. One group took a load of clothes to one of our other favourite task sites, Birmingham Mission whilst the other group organised clothing, therefore we had a double whammy of charity helping tonight! I stayed at Suited for Success with the group sorting clothing. Laura telling us some interesting facts about our Solar System, I never knew it would take 50 years to reach Pluto in a rocket!! Once done we set off to St Paul’s Square for an interval session, hoping to meet the other group as they ran back from the Mission. Somehow we missed each other, the other group went to St Paul’s, then back to Suited for Success only to find we were now in St Paul’s! Oh well they had a decent run around anyway!

On the arrival of half of the group in the square, Liz took over. She had us (yes I even joined in this week!!) doing some pyramid intervals, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, then back down all off 30 secs rest. We did it on a nice loop using half of the square, which incorporated, some up hill, down hill and some nice tight turns, definitely a decent loop, oh yes hence this weeks pun! Everyone worked hard, even me, especially on the last rep trying to chase down Sam....I didn’t quite make it! Anyway it was a great little workout, which certainly got us all out of breath!

We then headed back to 1000 Trades were we caught up with the rest of the group and Liz got us all stretched off and that was job done for another week.

Next week we will be out doing good again, it would be great if you could join us sign up here.

Report written by Jonny Carter


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Jonny Carter
GoodGym Trainer for Birmingham. Love all things running, including road, track and even cross country when it isn't to muddy!

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