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Mirror mirror on the walk, who is the strongest of them all?

7 runners ran to help the Smart Works Newcastle in Newcastle.

  • Debbie Cross
  • Newcastle runner
  • Maddy Winnard
  • Andrew Robson
  • Aimee Bambridge
  • Newcastle runner
  • Sinead McClement
Thursday, 17th of October 2019
Led by Maddy Winnard

GoodGymers Aimee, Andrew, Debbie, Evan, Louise, Sinead and I headed down to help out at the Smart Works stock sale at the Newcastle University Students' Union, allowing Louise and Andrew to re-live their Newcastle Uni days.

We got up our step count by going on a mini but very noisy adventure through Haymarket armed with wheely rails to return to M&S (three times!) We got some odd looks and caused a racket but ignoring my minor altercation with a blackboard, all of us managed to avoid any collisions.

We returned to the NUSU as the sale ended to take the clothes off hangers and pack them up, presenting the opportunity to browse the leftover stock (Evan had his eye on a very fetching green leather midi skirt - please see pic).

Alas there was not much hanger-ing around for us and we were back out to the streets of Newcastle again, this time to transport mirrors and clothes racks to Smart Works HQ. Louise perfected the art of walking backwards as we re-enacted the Chuckle Brothers to-me, to-you routine, Aimee carried the world's most awkward-shaped box, Evan and Sinead carried the racks, and Andrew was our personal porter on wheels.

Andrew then headed off to do more good things as per with FoodCycle, Louise made it back in time for The Chase and Aimee and I worked up an appetite for pizzas (think the additional broccoli might be pushing it though Aimee) - all in all, a rail-y good task! Thanks for having us Smart Works.

Report written by Maddy Winnard

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Newcastle runner
Newcastle runner
Thursday October 17th, 2019 20:16

Love this report Maddy! Thanks x

Thursday October 17th, 2019 23:40

Excellent report Maddy! Love the puns.

Maddy Winnard
Maddy Winnard
Friday October 18th, 2019 09:24

Thanks both! Had great fun writing it ha x

Aimee Bambridge
Aimee Bambridge
Friday October 18th, 2019 16:59

The broccoli was delicious! Garlic and chilli or the win!

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