Some WEAR all of the RAINBOW!
14 runners ran to help the Prospect Hospice in Swindon.
- 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 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.
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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