No Pain(t) no Gain!
22 runners ran 4.0km to help the Trefoil Lodge Girlguiding Exeter in Exeter.
- Tuesday, 18th of February 2020
- Led by Klara Kjellgren
22 fantastic runners came out this cold and blustery evening , ran 4.4 k and helped paint the hall in Trefoil Lodge so that it can be enjoyed more by the girls scouts and other community groups that use it. Amazing work!
A very warm welcome to Howard, Molly and S who joined us for the first time! You did a brilliant job running and doing well with us! Lets give them a big cheer! Also fantastic to have a GG tourist with us- David joined us from Bristol. It was great to have you along and we hope to see you again next time you are in the area!
We started the evening with a a bit of a fashion-show in the Phoenix, showing off some very cool looking meggings and leggings! Wow guys, you've gone full out. I feel I got to up my own game a little here! Once the leggings were showed off and the welcome speech done we moved outside for a dynamic warm-up session. A few new animal was introduced to accompany the chickens this evening and there were some great high knees and heal flicks.
Warmed up and ready to run we set off towards our task location. The run took us up and down some of Exeter’s many hills (you got to love hills living in Devon right!?) and this evening we also had the great pleasure of tackling some flooded paths... Despite the rain, the wet ground and the wind there was so much chatting and laughing going on. Thank you Sarah for back-marking, making sure no-one got left behind.
On arrival to Trefoil Lodge, the HQ for the scouts in the area, we were welcomed by Paula who showed us what to do and which walls to paint. As we were a big group we sent 4 runners off to paint the toilets in great green shade, 15 runners stayed in the main room, painting all 4 walls, and 3 runners took it in turns to come outside for some extra fitness- Sally squats and some jogging around the block. This is how we get fit by doing good! Yay!
22 runners working for 45 minutes add up to 16.5 hours of work and you could really tell!
It was amazing how much we got done. The toilets had a complete new coat of paint, all 4 walls in the hall were also completed. Well done team!
On the return run we stopped at one of our favorite circuit training spots, the Millenium Bridge, and smashed the following stations:
- Squat jumps
- Mountain climbing
- Lunges with upper body twist
- Sprinting over the Millenium Bridge and back
Fantastic effort everyone! That was a lot of running and doing good for one single evening!
Back at the Phoenix we carried out some important stretches and had a little chat about whats happening next:
This weekend we have the Hammeldown race. Good luck to everyone running!
Next week we have another great task coming up! We are running to Franklyn Hospital and planting wildflowers for wellbeing! Sign up here to join, we’d love to have you with us!
A few of us then gathered in the Phoenix for some refreshments (including Swedish cinemon buns) and to say goodbye to Ellie who will be leaving us to move to London. I am sure you will find an awesome GG group to join up there. Good luck and please come and see us every time you're back in Exeter!
To finish off with I have to say that there is no better way to forget about the relentless rainy and stormy weather than being out together with our GG community, running and doing good! I ALWAYS leave our sessions with a big smile on my face and I hope you all do too! Have a great week till I see you all again!
Report written by Klara Kjellgren
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