Camden

Group run

There were C4WS in the bed and the little one said...

23 runners ran 5.0km to help the C4WS in Camden.

  • George
  • Ben
  • Dom Tooze
  • Freya Roberts
  • Natasha Lawrence
  • Alex
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • CJ Jessup
  • Katie Allan
  • Haringey runner
  • Elizabeth
  • Abi Perrin
  • Barnet runner
  • Beth Sawyer
  • Lucy ASH
  • Caz Steer
  • Linda
  • Suraj
  • Anna
  • Lauren Waterman
  • Collette
  • Dee Devine
  • Hazel
 
Wednesday, 26th of February 2020
 
Led by Ben

23 GoodGymers were out in the freezing cold doing good around Camden last night.

We had two newbies join the herd; welcome Dee and Hazel. I hope you enjoyed yourselves and will be back with us next week.

While you're here, why not get your name down for Scope and C4WS next week?

After a quick intro, we headed off along the streets to Jonathan and the team at the American International Church with bed-making on our minds.

Tonight there were 9 men's beds and 3 women's beds to be made, and with so many of us to hand, we got the task done in 20 minutes flat! The work we do by coming every week to make the beds over the winter literally means the difference between someone being on the street and being able to have the energy to apply for universal credit, book onto interview and English lessons, so thank you from me and thanks from Jonathan for turning up every week over what has been a cold winter to help out. I hope you think it's as meaningful a task as I do.

But once the beds were made, it was time for us to get moving again; our night wasn't over yet! Next was a run along the backstreets to Granary Square for some good old-fashioned laps with a time-trial of sorts underway; everyone had to run at least 2 laps and make a few seconds difference on their first lap's time.

With everyone back in one piece - and suitably warmed back up - we jogged back to the Community Centre for a cool down stretch. Although he didn't want it shouted from the hilltops, Suraj reached 50 Good Deeds on the run and I think that's worth celebrating! Liz was a very good egg and - as she was Walk Leader to C4WS and back - she bought some treats on the way back for us all to share.

NEXT TIME

COMMUNITY MISSIONS: Caledonian Junior Parkrun needs your help and Abi's organising the troops from Camden. 08:30-10:00 on Sunday 1st March.. They need 8 more volunteers - can you be one of them? There's also a Story Garden community mission next Wednesday before the Scope run from 5:30-6:30.

BIG HALF: There are a few of us Camdeners running the Big Half this Sunday! If you want to go along and cheer the team (and everyone else running!) please do - there are plans afoot on the GoodGym Camden Social WhatsApp group. A link to sign up to that group will be coming in an email from me on Thursday morning. And lastly but not least-ly, here's the info for the Big Half after-party. Runners, supporters, friends, family etc all welcome!

NEXT WEEK'S RUN: We're going to be heading back to Camden High Street to help out at Scope charity shop next week. The usual smaller group will be back at C4WS making beds. It'll be two indoor tasks, so not much chilly outside time for you - what a treat.

See you next time!

P.S. Huge thank you to Liz for saving my bacon with this quick and genius pun. I really need to go on a pun training course - any suggestions?*

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Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Elizabeth
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Elizabeth
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Abi Perrin

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