Colchester

Group run

Small legs - Big ambitions

11 runners ran 6.0km to help the Colchester Foodbank in Colchester.

  • Ian Bown
  • Dan Norkett
  • Tav
  • Hannah Grinham
  • Emily White
  • Emma Woollard
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Alex
  • Chloe Banham
  • Marcela Vivanco
 
Wednesday, 4th of December 2019
 
Led by Tav

It is winter and it is freezing and icy. But we are Goodgym and some of us (not me) still rock up in shorts! The news tonight came thick and fast - we have Community Missions (bring a friend and get a Limited Edition Jumper) at Colchester Borough Homes (14th) TreeCyle with St Helena (11th Jan) and The Pioneer Sailing Trust (7th), we mentioned the opening of GG Windsor and Maidenhead as well as GG Cardiff's award winning joy. It was also Ian's (21st) Birthday so we had not one but two renditions of Happy Birthday to You and Marcela got a distinction for her MA dissertation in Psycholinguistics. Muy Bien.

It was an important night to help the Foodbank with the Christmas demand so high. After a torch lit and careful run to the Foodbank we cleaned to the sound of spontaneous Christmas carols with a Goodgym twist. Five Gold Rings!!!

Job done we celebrated and Julie made us some Mulled apple and orange to warm us up as well as some biscuits. With the Foodbank sparkling and sweet smelling we warmed up and took the long and scenic route back to base. At the top of East Hill we posed in front of the impressive Christmas tree before enjoying the High Street Christmas lights and Jumbo - lit up with festive stars! Stunning.

Once down the hill and back at Leisure World we did some passive stretching otherwise known as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). As we are amazing so we also took leaflets for the Treecyle scheme.

We are all looking forward to Saturday and next weeks task and Christmas Dinner! Tis the season to do goodgym and be jolly.

Report written by Tav


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Ian Bown
Ian Bown
Wednesday December 4th, 2019 21:26

Thank you for the birthday wishes

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