Colchester

Group run

Sweeping decayed leaves from the last decade.

18 runners ran 5.0km to help the Colchester in Bloom in Colchester.

  • Ian Bown
  • Dan Norkett
  • Jade Jones
  • Naomi Burke
  • Michelle-Yoda Lewington
  • Tav
  • Emily White
  • Bob Thompson
  • Emma Woollard
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Alex
  • Andy Tyne
  • Sam
  • Nick Ridler
  • Etienne
  • Marcela Vivanco
  • Colchester runner
 
Wednesday, 8th of January 2020
 
Led by Tav

Welcome to 2020. A new year and a new decade with a new member Abigail who showed us what she was made of in a great first session.

The news of all the Goodgym goings on and achievements across the country flowed thick and fast. Most exciting is the January challenge and for Goodgym Colchester to do as well as possible on the national league table for good deeds and participants.

It was great to see everyone on a super return to action in which we ran to Middlebrough Fountain to clear leaves. Although there are only 2 beautiful trees there, the amount of leaves is incredible and Pam (Colchester in Bloom legend) briefed us pick leaves up and litter but not bark. The major bulk of the leaves was dealt with by our 17 heroes and then the details to allow the lovely grasses and plants to breath and flourish. Magic work finished off with a photo and some selfie madness.

We were not quite done. Goodgym never shy away from hard work and Balkerne Hill awaited. The instructions were to work at each runners best individual effort. Go down the hill, sprint up and walk down until feeling nicely recovered and repeat 4 times. So, so well done everyone.

Our task was not quite done. Because we love Colchester in Bloom we agreed to plant some flowers in the boxes outside the Townhall on the way back to base. In spring Colchester will look colourful and vibrant and we play our part. I hope you feel as proud as me!

Our gentle, downhill run back to Leisure World ended and we stretched and thought about our goals and hopes for 2020.

Saturday we treecycle and here are the details

Last year was a great one and we hope this year improves on that! GG Colchester has a perfect vision for 2020.

Report written by Tav


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    • Ian Bown

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