Soggy Wet Bogface!

15 GoodGymers made their way 5.6km to help the Mencap in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Nicky West
  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Chi Nwa
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Dave White
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kate Haworth
  • Rob Haworth
  • Nik West
  • Roz
  • Lorena Miranda
  • Jane Corlett
Tuesday, 29th of January 2019
Led by Mark Barun

What a night for it! No fair weather runners in sight...despite what we kept telling ourselves. All day we had received weather warnings but we were not to be deterred as good needed to get done!

We arrived at Guildhall dripping in anticipation of what awaited us tonight. We were very lucky to have Michelle the task owner join us especially on such a frightfully cold evening.

Michelle reminded us all about Kingston Mencap , our destination for this evening. Mencap is a registered charity which supports adults with a learning disability, and their families and carers. The wonderful work that Mencap do takes place at the Searchlight Community Centre which was about a 3km jog away for us tonight.

Before heading off we warmed up, Mark found some space under shelter so we could hide from the rain, even if only momentarily. Then we were off, trying to dodge all the puddles and keep our fingers and toes free from frost bite (I'm not sure we won that battle but we made it to Searchlight in one piece!)

Once there we donned our gardening gloves, grabbed some bin bags and got stuck in to clearing the garden of leaves. We were done in record time.....something about becoming a drowned rat makes us go faster is how we summed it up. Before we knew it we were back on the road again dreaming of hot chocolate.

The rain had now turned to snow and we felt a sense of.pride for tackling such a grim evening. As ever we brightened it up with our good deeds and were not put off by the onset of hypothermia. The office stretch helped thaw us a little too!

Welcome to Jane on her first GoodGym run and great to see Chi who visited from Haringey.

Lovely running with you all and look forward to Church next week!

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