School runnings - all white on the night

Tuesday, 6th of February 2018
Led by Polly Skeats-Beswick

11 runners ran 7.6km to help the The Hurlingham Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham.

  • Polly Skeats-Beswick
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Ellie Hopkins
  • Helen-Angharad Fagan
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Wandsworth runner
  • Esther
  • Rebecca Corbett
  • Rebecca Dunlop
  • Athene Jollands
  • Tom Clough

The night started off in the warm with a briefing on the task, latest news, events and the task.

For Hall intents and purposes

We were off to Hurlington Academy for the next two weeks to help paint their sports hall. Over 400 students use the sports hall on a weekly basis, plus four community groups use it in the evenings and the scuffed walls really needed a fresh coat of white paint.

After a energetic warm-up, we set off on the 3.7k run to the school. Ian the Business Manager, was their to meet us at the gates as we arrived and show us to the hall. The gang got straight to work pouring out paint into trays, grabbed rollers and found a spot of wall to get started, whilst Jason went up the scaffolding ladder to paint the top half of the walls, Nick pushed him around and Esther painted the woodwork with a brush.

With two walls and a few people covered in paint we quickly tidied away and cleaned up ready for round two next week.

Not for the paint-hearted

The weather had got much colder on the run back so we didn’t hang around. Even my watch decided at 2k it was too cold in and switched off.

Well done to everyone for braving the chill and showcasing what can be achieved in 35 minutes with 10 people.

Time for a hot cuppa!

Report written by Polly Skeats-Beswick


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