Santa Baby!

13 runners ran 3.7km to help the Growbaby in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Jane Yelloly
  • Dave White
  • Claire Murphy
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kate MacPherson
  • Laura Waller
  • Hannah Cochrane
  • Rhian Hall
  • Jess
  • Adam Stephens
  • Tom Mieszkowski
 
Tuesday, 17th of December 2019
 
Led by Mark Barun

12 elves met at Guildhall for the final GG Kingston run of the year.

With a ho ho ho and run run reindeer they were off to rock a warm up around the christmas tree

The elves raced santas hat, with Rhian remembering it was Rudolph pulling santas sleigh on a foggy night (much to the delight of everyone else who could finally stop planking!)

After the elves had braved the wintry conditions of Kingston, they arrived at the Grow Baby workshop, where there was just 30 minutes to work their magic.

Growbaby is such a giving charity in our community who since 2003 have been doing so much in the community, donating clothes to families with babies and younger children that are in need. The giving does not stop there as they serve the community in far more ways too so if you would like to know more then check out https://www.kingstonvineyard.co.uk/growbaby/

Spurred on by the glasses of bubbly, they got to work folding mountains of generously donated clothes and sorting into age groups.

As well as sorting baby clothes we were also tasked with cleaning duties and after an initial attempt to clean the windows only made them foggier than a cold december night that not even Rudolph could navigate, we changed our methods leaving them crystal clear.

Armed with brooms, dustpans and henry, we sweeped into action for the final job to leave the hub spick and span.

Back out into the cold we went, with bellies warmed with bubbles and our hearts warmed with the good deed.

We ran, we sorted, we wiped, we swept and we cheered! It was great!

All in all to round off a great year of GoodGym tonight was a thoroughly heart warming task with Grow Baby followed by a good warming drink or two...

On the 12th day of Christmas my goodgym gave to me.... 12 runners running , 1 walker walking and a mince pie dunked in beer!

Ho-ho-hope you all have a very merry Christmas. See you next decade!

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Report written by Mark Barun


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Mark Barun
Led by Mark Barun

Run Trainer for Richmond & Kingston. Qualified Personal Trainer & Sports Coach, check out barunfitnessandmartialarts.co.uk

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Report Writers

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Richmond runner
    • Jane Yelloly
    • Dave White
    • Claire Murphy
    • Kingston upon Thames runner
    • Kate MacPherson
    • Laura Waller
    • Hannah Cochrane
    • Rhian Hall
    • Jess
    • Adam Stephens
    • Tom Mieszkowski
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Jane Yelloly

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