Wandsworth

Group run

Paints & Ladders

37 runners ran 4.1km to help their local community in Wandsworth.

  • Lorna Gott
  • Jessie Shaw
  • Matthew Stuart
  • Sophie Humphrey
  • Jordan
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Luke Woodward
  • Helen Killingley
  • Beth Nelson
  • Morag White
  • Christopher O'Driscoll
  • Croydon runner
  • Neasa Mc Nulty
  • Hanna
  • James Collins
  • Wandsworth runner
  • Pippa Nutkins
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Callum Stubbs
  • JuliavC
  • Caroline Halls
  • Helen Penny
  • Melanie Stralka
  • Diego
  • Helena Dias
  • Emily Lewis
  • Alice Wigley
  • Mia Gomez
  • Wandsworth runner
  • Wandsworth runner
  • Ece
  • Helena Clay
  • Alexa Bailey
  • David
  • Galabina Bozhanova
  • Rosie Gosling
  • Emily Appleton
 
Monday, 17th of February 2020
 
Led by Christopher O'Driscoll

2 Storms in 2 weeks has made for some horrendous ruining conditions recently, but storm Dennis was definitely not enough to put off the team from GoodGym Wandsworth, especially with the prospect off some great company, putting in a tonne of hard work and helping a good cause!!

We had 6 new runners join us this evening and I’d like to offer a huge GoodGym Wandsworth welcome to Helena, Ece, David, Galabina, Rosie & Emily, go ahead and give them a cheer

NEWS

There’s lots coming up at GoodGym, here’s a recap of this week’s news,

The GoodGym Shindig

The shindig is a getaway where runners from all GoodGym areas come together for a weekend of running, socialising and chatting all things GoodGym. The shindig is being held from the 7th till the 9th of August. If you are interested in attending register here

The Big Half

The Big Half Marathon is taking place in London on the 1st March, with a number of GoodGym runners already signed up to take place. If you missed out on a chance to run, you can still get involved by signing up to volunteer

There is also a social after the event taking place in the London Bridge area

The 2020 Big Six races

The big 6 races for this year have been announced and the details are now up on the race team page. There are an array of distances and locations to choose from and you'll get to meet other GoodGym members from all over the country

Community mission

On the 29th February we have a community mission helping out around Fulham Palace Gardens. So, if you’d like a chance at a post ParkRun community mission, sign up here

DO GOOD, GET FIT

This week’s task was helping at a local church called St. Saviour's Battersea Fields, who support the community by organising and running several community group sessions which include free meditation, a choir and a community space

We started by warming up outside Battersea Arts Centre to get us ready for the first leg of our run. We then covered a steady paced first 1.5km and arrived at our destination wind swept but ready to get stuck in

All 37 of us were met by the church administrator who was slightly overwhelmed by our numbers. We quickly split into small groups and got stuck into a huge list of jobs, which included cleaning the kitchen, pantry, washing up, scrubbing the oven, painting the hall, pillars and corridors, moving furniture and toys, weeding, litter picking, clearing the guttering and emptying the window display

An hour later we’d completed our tasks, leaving the church in great condition, the church team happy and all of us with a great feeling of satisfaction

Our fitness session was sacrificed in order to get the most out of our time at the church. Which was compensated by taking a longer route back to base at a nice speedy pace. After a quick stretch we were all done for the night with our tasks complete and 4km in the bag, amazing work all round team Wandsworth!!

COMING UP

Next week Ana will be back and leading us for our task where we're going to be distributing flyers for an amazing youth event being put on by local charity Providence House, sign up here

I’d like to thank you for all for the awesome effort and hard work you all put in tonight

Have a great week and Happy Running!!

Report written by Christopher O'Driscoll


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Helen Killingley
Helen Killingley
Tuesday February 18th, 2020 08:09

Big thanks Chris!!

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Christopher O'Driscoll

Christopher O'Driscoll
GoodGym Wandsworth Run Leader

Runners helping out

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    Take photos for the run report

    • Helen Killingley
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Helen Killingley

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