Group run

See it. Smell it. Sort it

12 runners ran 1.0km to help the St Christopher's Hospice Shop Lewisham in Lewisham.

  • Jacqueline Francis
  • Kim Parker
  • Vic
  • Greenwich runner
  • Iitmari
  • Lewisham runner
  • Rose
  • Adam Letch
  • Julian Osman
  • Sam Sam Hui
  • Katy Hulm
  • Miguel Rodrigues
Monday, 6th of December 2021
Led by Kim Parker

On a cold and windy evening Lewisham's finest gathered in the foyer of Glass Mill speculating what tonights mystery task would be. Suggestions ranged from: putting up the Christmas decorations, making hangers, modeling the clothes, working out the size of clothes that had missing labels, dressing the mannequins...

All would be revealed after our short run around the corner. Quite often at GoodGym charity shop group runs we are tasked with sorting clothes into general piles of mens, womans and childrens or organising the existing stock but never in my history of GoodGym have we been tasked with sorting the clothes into piles of what will be sold on the shopfloor, there were big decisions to be made tonight.

Step 1: empty the bag by tipping it out Step 2: pick up an item of clothing, check for holes, check for stains and if you can smell it through your mask then it is not making the cut Step 3: sort it into the relevant pile of clothing

After a quick snack break (thank you!!) we got on with bagging these clothes according to their respective categories and then they will be hung on hangers and priced by the team this week.

Next up with tackled some of the unknown bags, most of this was destined to be recycled.

There was still time for a quick browse and I think the item that got the most attention was the Jason Donovan game - does anyone know his favourite food?

A short run back to Glass Mill during which Jacqueline, who we had waved by to at the task, managed to pass us enroute even though she was walking and it was time for the time trial!

4 laps = 1km and everyone could choose how many laps they did. Everyone gave it their best shot and times were amazing!! We'll aim to have the time trial on the first group run of every month to see how we progress.

Report written by Kim Parker

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Jacqueline Francis
Jacqueline Francis
Tuesday December 7th, 2021 19:42

Excellent title!!

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Kim Parker
Led by Kim Parker

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Jacqueline Francis

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