Group run

Not mushroom for improvement

41 runners ran 5km to help their local community in Wandsworth.

  • Lorna Gott
  • Anastasia Hancock
  • James Worlidge
  • Matthew Stuart
  • Katya Brooks
  • Dave M
  • Jordan
  • Hannah Barber
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Luke Woodward
  • Helen Killingley
  • Beth Nelson
  • Morag White
  • Croydon runner
  • John Appleton
  • Stephanie Stevenson
  • David Ewens
  • Christina
  • Tom Jackson
  • Wandsworth runner
  • Ros F
  • Pippa Nutkins
  • Sam Noakes
  • David Simpson
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Callum Stubbs
  • JuliavC
  • Caroline Halls
  • Helen Penny
  • Mohit
  • Bruno
  • Diego
  • Emily Lewis
  • Nelson Holtz
  • Trafford runner
  • Calanna
  • Alexa Bailey
  • Wandsworth runner
  • Becky Dobson
  • Grainne Regan
  • Karen Swanston
Monday, 3rd of February 2020
Led by Anastasia Hancock

We started off our run last night with some stats from our month of doing good to kick off 2020. You did an incredible job in Wandsworth, racking up a brilliant 188 good deeds, and covering a huge 1821 kilometers. Seriously impressive. As a whole, the numbers are even more amazing - the GoodGym community managed 8646 good deeds, and ran 98521 in the process. What an incredible wave of good happening across the country!

  • Welcome to GoodGym Christina, Emily and Karen. It's all about getting fit and adding purpose to your run, and we're really happy you've joined us!

  • Well done to all of you who got out there at the weekend, including Caroline who ran her first parkrun, and to Kate and Diego all spotted covering the miles at parkruns across London!

The Venue is a community centre we visit fairly regularly to support - it is run by Hadas, who organises the Waste Not Want Not , the first project in Battersea which collects surplus food from nearby markets and distributes it through local community . The community centre is run by volunteers, so we were happy to run the 2km down there to lend a hand.

Before we set off we did our weekly warm up, and also discussed the objects in our life that bring us joy. Top of the list were bikes, food, our beds and of course, cheese. What more could we need?

After a quick stop to knock out a wall sit, we arrived at the Venue and split into groups to tackle the jobs. While one team set about giving the community kitchen a deep clean, ready for another week of cooking for local people, a human chain was quickly formed to transport crates of mushrooms and compost to the roof garden around the corner. Meanwhile, several GGers got to work emptying the storage room to be able to fit in some beds which will be going to a refugee family. There was also a spot of tidying up to do outside the centre, as well as window washing and hoovering. What a lot of elbow grease!

With all the jobs ticked off it was time for our abs blast, and we kicked off with a core triathlon, before moving on to various planks and other abs focused moves. Great for keeping our form in good shape when we run and preventing injury, it's good to make this sort of conditioning part of your weekly training. Hello abs of steel!

We finished off the session with a run back to base, a bit of a hill sprint, and some nice stretching. Great work everybody! It was off to the pub for the monthly social for some of us - watch out for March's post-run fun on March 2nd, and in the meantime why not sign yourself up for next Monday's run here. Hopefully see you then. Until then, run happy!

Report written by Anastasia Hancock

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Anastasia Hancock
Led by Anastasia Hancock

Trainer for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody! Member of HWAC.

Runners helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Helen Killingley
    • Croydon runner
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Helen Killingley

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