Group run

Overall, An Excellent Evening

13 runners ran 6.4km to help the Cody Dock in Newham.

  • Brahma Pochee
  • Tim Gretton
  • Rosa
  • Newham runner
  • Siobhan Freel
  • Sharon Prince
  • Tori
  • Kevin Prince
  • Charlotte Martin
  • Aaron Carrington
  • Mary
  • Corey Hallett
  • Chris Hopkinson
Wednesday, 12th of February 2020
Led by Brahma Pochee

Newham's finest assembled like clockwork yesterday, on another fresh February night.

Corey, Sharon, Graham and Rosa raced hard on the weekend, a doffed cap to Corey's PB and everyone's get up and get it done attitude. RWQ this week, "if you could take out any one for a date who would it be?" With the condition that it can't be "barmaid Sue from the local" or "my girlfriend's sister" ie it needs to be a known person. Kicking things off we had Jennifer Lawrence, a strong blonde start. Then an Ant Middleton/Lucy Lusardi and an Attenborough/Tom Hardy combo next, brawn and beauty, brains and buff, as we clawed at the hypothetical. Greg James to keep you entertained. Jess Phillips a refreshing stimulant and surely a good night out. Jacinda Ardern for a lofty all in one. My main man George Monbiot an eloquent, knowledgeable and moral man (should've picked him!). A famous drag queen to keep it lively and Aaron picked three 90's babes like he's been mulling the question over that very morning.

Cody Dock, the site of much development at the moment. A new visitor centre, new funding for plumbed toilets, a rolling bridge and GGN's own project - a new office. We sanded the down the empty 40 foot shipping container last month, this time round we jumped into suits appropriate for a quarantine in the Wirral and lay on some bright white paint. Tunes started pumping early doors, a gristly grime number about dealing drugs and street life, was all a bit surreal in the container. Didn't have Simon down for that genre, turns out you guys requested Spice Girls and there was a glitch, quickly amended and Girl Power was thumping through our tin box powering strokes and rolls.

We finished up with about 75% done, which suggests we could've done with about five more folks to get the job done. As it was still a cracking task and job done, we overstayed our alloted time, in the zone and wanting to do more. Wonder what we'll do in there next time? Maybe installing double glazing and laying the flooring? Easy.

No cake to finish off this week, which felt unusual, but from a nutritional perspective maybe for the best. Next week Ange has some fun in store for us sign up here. The week after I'm hoping to get a new task locked in.

Have a superb end to your week and nail in some weekend training to your diary. Weather looks mildly atrocious on both days - but don't let that stop you - take it on.

See you beauts next week


Report written by Brahma Pochee

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Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Siobhan Freel
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Kevin Prince
    • Sharon Prince

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