Group run

The GoodGym Mile

18 runners ran 6.0km to help the It's all about the Culture in Bournemouth.

  • Caprice Mcwilliams
  • Daryl Venner
  • Neil Armstead
  • Manuel Laurijssen
  • Molly
  • Andrea Francis
  • Roshana Wickremasinghe
  • Sarah
  • Claire
  • Bournemouth runner
  • Chris Halfacree
  • Fredrika
  • Hannah
  • Charlotte Bourton
  • Laurie
  • Keith Baker
  • Samuel Howard
  • Karen Bourton
Wednesday, 29th of January 2020
Led by Manuel Laurijssen

It's almost like everyone know it was the last chance to climb up the January challenge leader board...or the prospect of painting...or perhaps the promise of drinks after the run...or maybe a combination of all of the above... ...either way...18 wonderful people gathered in the lobby of the Marsham Court Hotel.

There was a real buzz around the group, lots of things to catch up on and so many lovely faces to say hello to!

We had Molly back for her first run in a long time! Same as Lea, both overcoming injuries and starting up their running journey again. We're very happy they chose to do that with us this evening! And even better news that they came through their test unscathed.

Karen was the proud new owner of her dashing GoodGym shirt and wore it proudly! Mind you, by the end of the evening everyone was wearing cream paint splatter on some part of their clothing!

We arrived at the IAAC hub where we had a warm welcome from Denise. After showing us all the progress they had made since we had last been to help with painting the walls, she let us know what was the challenge for this evening.

Lea, Keith and Sam hung up the IAAC frame by the entrance and used an app on Sam's phone to make sure it was all level....genius!!

The rest of the group grabbed brushes and rollers and headed to the back of the unit to paint the masonry walls a less depressing colour. From Kermit green to soothing cream colour. With only 40 minutes to complete the whole corridor and having to deal with a wall with lots of grooves in it the gang knuckled down and used their best team work skills.

Keith taking one for the team and getting down to do the skirting board edges, others on chairs and the rest shoulder to shoulder, some rolling and other with brushes making sure the ridges were covered too...

We didn't quite finish it all....but we got mighty close!!

Denise was super grateful as always and it was a pleasure to help her and her charity again. We will be back!!

With the good deed done, we sprinted back to the hotel, looking forward to heading out for a drink at our local. Painting and drinks...pretty perfect if you ask us!

See you all next week!!

Report written by Manuel Laurijssen

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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

  • Document Checker

    Help with checking Document of runner for DBS check

    • Daryl Venner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Claire

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