No need to go 'Ruskin' Life & Limb at GoodGym
23 runners ran 3.0km to help the Ruskin Community High School in Crewe.
- Wednesday, 2nd of October 2019
- Led by Nicola Marshall
23 Volunteers (including one slightly nervous Trainer) were super excited for the launch of GoodGym Crewe tonight!!
Runners & Walkers gathered at the (lovely & warm) Town Council offices in the Town Centre in anticipation of the very first run for GoodGym Crewe. We were extremely lucky to have the Mayor of Cheshire East, Barry Burkhill in attendance, along with Mayor of Crewe Town Council, Benn Minshall and Councillor Jill Rhodes. We really appreciate you taking the time to join us on this very special evening.
Wall of Honour
- A huge shout out to John Putt who completed the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in spite of an ongoing injury. John, you are an inspiration!
- Mega Kudos to everyone who came and completed their first GoodGym run tonight (which was pretty much everyone!!) and in particular, to those who really pushed themselves out of their running comfort zones.
And We're Off We started the evening with a warm up on the green of the lovely Christchurch right next to our start location. Everyone had a laugh at Nicola's expense when she realised she couldn't work out which way was clockwise!! We then headed off to our task with John & Rich leading the walkers and Nicola & Ed leading and back marking the runners. We were blessed with wonderful weather and were lucky enough to see a beautiful sunset as we ran through the streets.
The task in hand was to clean up the front of Ruskin Community High School as well as the pavements along the road outside the school. With all hands to the pump, shovels and rakes at the ready, we cleared the moss, swept the leaves, unblocked the drains and picked litter. The greatest haul of all on the litter pick was a pair of trainers found by Jazz - we left those on the wall with the hope of sparing a student a stern telling off from his or her parents!!! Everyone did a sterling job and the team work and camaraderie was a delight to see. When it came to clearing away the rubbish, John pulled it out of the bag with his Spiderman impression ;-)
We finished the task with a short fitness session (counting in 3 different languages while we did - you're impressed, I can tell!) before we headed back to base for our cool down. I think it's fair to say that a great night was had by all.
Thank you to everyone that has made GoodGym Crewe Possible. We are thrilled to be at the start of this incredible journey and look forward to many more successful and fun Group Runs.
Next Week We hope you can join us for next week's task when we will be working with the Lighthouse Centre sorting clothes for the homeless. Many hands make light work......
Have a great weekend everyone.
Report written by Nicola Marshall
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