Only Fools Brush In Where Rollers Fear to Head
15 runners ran 8.0km to help the Castle Hill Community Centre in Ipswich.
- Monday, 28th of October 2019
- Led by Ian Duggan
Tonight we welcomed Ed a Goodgym York regular who is visiting family his home town and came along to run with us. We also celebrated Nick's success at The Wimbledon Half Marathon and Kerry and Robin who ran the the Bury St Edmunds Half Marathon on Sunday.
Our task was painting a room at one of our regular venues - Castle Hill Community Centre - and we had a steady 2.5 mile run out with Tom and Daniela back marking.
Trevor met us and had all the paint brushes and rollers ready, with the slightly worrying sight of only one dust sheet to protect the carpet - however I have great trust in the steady hands of the team!
The group splintered into teams very carefully (not spilling any drops!) attacking different areas of the room with rollers and brushes. We managed to comandeer 3 ladders to enable some of the team to reach high above the picture rail running round the edge of the room.
With remarkable speed the job was almost completed other than the high areas which required ladders, which left a few people at a loose end. We started a small group "plank off" but when it came to swapping suddenly everyone was holding a ladder! But the competitive element came out when touching toes was mentioned.......with the majority of the females in the group able to present perfect form........unlike some of the males!
With the paint job complete we headed out for the return run incorporating a few intervals for a small band of enthusiasts!
With return run of 5 miles complete we stretched and headed home.
A reminder to all to check our facebook page for details of the Christmas "bash" - Daniela is collecting deposits for those who would like to come long....don't miss out!
Report written by Ian Duggan
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Trainer for Goodgym Ipswich. Loves to tri & run in the MV50 age group . Can usually be found at Kesgrave parkrun.
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