Lunges and Letterboxes
19 runners ran 5.0km to help the Youth Homeless NE in Newcastle.
- Monday, 28th of October 2019
- Led by Anji Andrews
Dark, isn't it?
Our first run since the clocks went back, so it was great to see so many along, wrapped up and glowing ready to take on an outdoors task for Youth Homeless North East which was hooked up for us by terrific Task Forcer, Andrew. YHNE aims to provide a regional focus, resources, and facilities to address youth homelessness strategically through policy and influence, putting young people at the heart of it. They rely on the support of fundraisers and volunteers like us to get the word out, and they are always super-grateful for our support. We decided to target the Jesmond area of the city for this one as YHNE received some great support from the area last time we popped over, and its also the perfect distance for our walking group to get involved too.
We had Amy back tonight for the first time since her move to the big smoke, where she's also run a couple of times with the wonderful GoodGym Newham ... it's good to share! And a few others back after a break so hello Louisa, Katie and Richard too.
"That's the beauty of GoodGym, you just come when you want!" - Rachel
I won't apologise for the cringe-inducing warm up tonight in which we hopped, jumped and skipped while passing compliments around the circle. We heard everything from "I love your leggings" to "You're such an affable man" and by the end of it everyone was smiling and warmed up inside and out.
We had the usual weekend catch up as there was another brilliant community mission completed for our friends at Nunsmoor Park on Saturday from a group of Community Mission regulars. We are back at Nunsmoor every month so keep an eye on the listings and sign up if you want to get involved.
It was then time to head off after Charlotte who had a walking head start for her 99th good deed tonight!
Splitting up into two groups (far and not so far) we scattered off and got going as quickly as we could to keep warm. We got around 200 leaflets out meaning we can continue with a part 2 next week and deliver to a different area. Bonus! We were close to Exhibition Park for the fitness session which was a quad burning triple circuit of hill sprints, step reps and lots of star jumps during which Katy wondered if there was an eye-spy world championship (it's a long story) and everyone impressed by doing the whole circuit twice with minimum grumbling.
No community missions this weekend, so we will see you back at Hotel Indigo next week ready for Lunges and Letterboxes part 2!
Have a great week,
Report written by Anji Andrews
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