Community mission

Some WEAR all of the RAINBOW!

14 runners ran to help the Prospect Hospice in Swindon.

  • Helen Saville
  • Mike Oakes
  • Emma Sperring
  • Zdeni Cervena
  • Tracy Kingsley
  • Swindon runner
  • Simon Sperring
  • Andrew Pitts
  • Sam Weedon
  • Adam Coxon
  • Kirsty Hodgson
  • Emily Royal
  • Joanne Stillman
Saturday, 14th of September 2019
Led by Emma Sperring

Saturday saw GoodGym Swindon take over a paint station at Prospect's Run the Rainbow at Lydiard Park.

This colourful event helped raise vital funds for the end of life care centre serving people in Swindon, Marlborough and North East Wiltshire.

We welcomed Zdeni who joined us from GoodGym Bristol. Andrew was particularly impressed with her 'wings' and 134 tasks to date!!

We met up outside the Forest Café, before moving onto the event field for the obligatory portrait, landscape and square photo call. We were lucky enough to be pictured by Swindon parkruns resident snappy chappy James ‘Photo’ Booth who had turned up to take photos for the Prospect Hospice.

Photo session over, Emma 'The Trainer’ led us over to meet the organisers, who briefed us to basically lob paint over the runners (avoiding their faces) then clear up after ourselves. We collected our marshal bibs and dust masks and headed off to the red station close to Jo’s Junction to set up and get ready for the start of the run.

Kirsty, Mike, Emily, Charles and Tracy along with mini GG’ers Owain, Rhys, Luke and Grace were the ‘decorators’ while Helen was busy taking the all important pictures of the event.

It wasn’t long before the runners came through. Soon a red mist descended, but all in a good cause, in fact Sam was looking at the world through rose coloured glasses.

We were joined by the Black Shirt of the family, Stuart, who hot footed it from pacing at the Kew 10K in London to join us for the final moments of the event. Before we knew it, the fun was over and was time to clear up before making our way home to clean off and clean up.

This was a great event to be a part of, knowing we were helping runners raise lots of money for such a great cause.

Keen to do another Community Mission? We have another one coming up this Saturday, once again at Lydiard Park but this time at St Mary's Church for GG Super Saturday! Don't delay - help us celebrate 10 years of GoodGym by signing up HERE today!

Report written by Simon Sperring

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Emma Sperring
Emma Sperring
Tuesday September 17th, 2019 12:06

Great fun on Saturday and great Run Report 🌈 !

Helen Saville
Helen Saville
Tuesday September 17th, 2019 17:18

Great fun!

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