Raising the barre
17 runners ran 6km to help their local community in Hounslow.
- Wednesday, 25th of September 2019
- Led by Anastasia Hancock
Last night 17 GoodGymers ran over 6km to help a charity which supports people with Parkinson's and other mobility issues to get active through dance, before tackling a tough fitness session.
Lovely to have visitors from GG Richmond tonight - great to see you!
There was lot to get happy about in Hounslow last night, including
Matt's 50th good deed! He's weeded, he's dug, he's sprinted and planked all the way to that magic 50th good deed - well done Matt!
Well done to Remy for Russian around the Moscow marathon at the weekend - congratulations!
If you're looking for a nice couple of runs this weekend, either timed or not , there are two happening on Sunday, both 10k, both free. It's the last Sunday trail run at Morden Hall Park and the time trial starting from Chiswick Bridge on the same day.
There is also a longer training run coming up on Sunday 13th October in south London at a nice relaxed pace - you can find all the details and sign up here.
After a warm up and a chat about our favourite things about Autumn - leaves, pubs, roast dinners, the World Cup, birthdays - we set off to meet Donna, founder of Move into Wellbeing. We soon arrived (after a squat break of course) to find a beautiful studio, and former professional dancer Donna waiting for us with a pile of leaflets for us to distribute. She explained that the organisation is dedicated to her own father who had Parkinson's for 30 years, and was set up to provide dance and exercise classes which offer the benefits of music and movement on balance, co-ordination, confidence and general wellbeing. After a quick go on the barre and a photo in which we showcased our best ballet move, we set off for Chiswick High rd.
It all started so efficiently, with a perfect single file leaflet brigade delivering to a whole street seamlessly. Then we realised that, selfishly, Chiswick town planners hadn't taken our needs into consideration when laying out the houses, so we had to do a bit of jiggly running to find the right streets to get delivering efficiently. We soon cracked it though, and 6km later we arrived at Turnham Green empty handed and ready for fitness.
We started off the night with a quick game of Chase the Hare, with super speedy Louisa pelting it back to base, before moving on to conditioning, strength and sprints to finish off the night. Really great to see maximum effort and some great running from you all tonight team!
Next week we're off to Chiswick House's kitchen garden to hep out there with our new floodlights! The fun never stops. Sign up here , and until then good luck to all those supporting and running in the Ealing half - run happy!
Report written by Anastasia Hancock
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Trainer for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody! Member of HWAC.
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