Group run

The Good, The Fit and the Famous

15 runners ran 8.0km to help the Bishop Aldhelm's C.E. V.A. Primary School in Bournemouth.

  • Caprice Mcwilliams
  • Daryl Venner
  • Neil Armstead
  • Abi Thommes
  • Manuel Laurijssen
  • Andrea Francis
  • Roshana Wickremasinghe
  • Claire
  • Chris Halfacree
  • Fredrika
  • Hannah
  • Bournemouth runner
  • Charlotte Bourton
  • Laurie
  • Karen Bourton
Wednesday, 22nd of January 2020
Led by Manuel Laurijssen

This evening we were heading back to Bishop Aldhelms School to finish the corridor we started before Christmas and say hello to Paul the site manager! It was a little different this evening as Charlie from BBC Radio Solent had been in touch wanting to do a piece on the gang and the great things they do in the Bournemouth community.

We all made sure we were wearing our GoodGym best, polished out shoes and tidied our hair....

When we arrived at the school Charlie and George were eager to get shots of us running so off we went in different directions making sure we looked like pro's and definitely not like we'd run 4km through Bournemouth Gardens in way too many layers yet again!

With lots of action shots in the bag we headed inside to do some painting!


After a quick briefing from Paul on what was needed we split up into two groups. One group putting a second coat on the left hand side of the corridor, and the other group tackling the right hand side and giving that a fresh, new, first coat!

During this, Daryl, our good deeds leader volunteered himself to be interviewed and after that Caprice our second placed with good deeds stepped up into the limelight for her 5 minutes of fame. The gang beavered away and in no time had finished the corridor! And this time it didn't look like there had been missed brushed strokes from the look of clean t-shirts! They obviously cherish their GoodGym shirts! Especially Charlotte who had just received hers! Wohoo!!! Looking good!!!!

We headed off to wash off the paint brushes, made sure we weren't leaving anyone behind and set off into the night. The route back took us along the well lit path through the gardens allowing us to chat non stop without having to worry about not seeing where we were stepping.

We got back to base, decided we were going for drinks next week and finished with a stretch and some more chatting.

Good luck to Caprice who is running a Half this Sunday and has been ill for over a week! Hope you feel better soon and can enjoy it come Sunday!!

See you all next week!!!

Report written by Manuel Laurijssen

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Caprice Mcwilliams
Caprice Mcwilliams
Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 22:29

Hold on, hold on! Second longest member? 🤔

Manuel Laurijssen
Manuel Laurijssen
Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 22:49

Did you two join at the same time???

Manuel Laurijssen
Manuel Laurijssen
Thursday January 23rd, 2020 07:01

I have edited it......better?

Caprice Mcwilliams
Caprice Mcwilliams
Thursday January 23rd, 2020 13:00

Yea man. Me and Daryl have been there from the first launch run. Abi is second longest member. She joined a few weeks later. Not that I'm counting or anything! 🤣

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Manuel Laurijssen

Manuel Laurijssen
Running Coach, S&C Coach and P.T.. Love the outdoors & nature. Exercising for mental health.

Runners helping out

  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Hannah
    • Caprice Mcwilliams
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Bournemouth runner
    • Hannah
    • Chris Halfacree

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