Rocking around The Matthew Tree
46 runners ran 5.0km to help the Bristol Waste and The Matthew Tree Project in Bristol.
- Tuesday, 15th of October 2019
- Led by Shona Buchanan
We had a big group with us tonight and it was great to have Sian, Lizzie and Alice join us for the first time - welcome! It was also lovely to have Alice D back from her mega-ultra last weekend, and she led a walking group on a litter-pick for Bristol Waste with Martha.
Putting our eggs in one basket
The rest of us played a game of Star Jump Tig to warm-up then headed to The Matthew Tree Project distribution centre, where we were helping for the first time. We met Amy there who had lots of tasks for us to get stuck into. These were:
- Sorting donations into the donation boxes
- Checking sorted donations and weighing them
- Loading the van with all of weighed trays
- Cleaning a big pile of trays ready to be re-used
- Sorting eggs into egg boxes
The group split into teams and got started. Clem and Russ felt confident with the technical skills required for the checking and weighing, "because they had SAT level Maths" so claimed that they were the pros for the job. Hopefully they have lived up to their strong claims...
While the team got to work, half of the us headed outside for a tough 10 minute fitness session (still 10 minutes, despite Dave trying to sidetrack me...). They swapped over and the rest of the group got their heartrates up, admiring Russ's speedy jump lunges as they went.
The team worked efficiently (all without dropping any eggs) and 30 minutes later, all of the jobs were complete and the warehouse was looking spic-and-span. Amy was delighted with the outcome and said it would make tomorrow so much easier for her team. Great work!
Report written by Shona Buchanan
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