Group run

This is not a drill!

12 runners ran 3.0km to help the Brighton Community Workshop in Brighton.

  • Roy Hill
  • Rebecca
  • Frances Ruocco
  • Tara Shanahan
  • Michael Pirrie
  • Amro
  • Brighton runner
  • Daniel Whitehead
  • Jacob
  • Nancy Platts
  • Brighton runner
  • Philippa
Tuesday, 7th of December 2021
Led by Tara Shanahan

12 awl-mighty runners cleaned for Brighton Tool Library.

The group covered 3km plus an exercise session.

Grateful the earlier storm had passed, we gathered at Victoria statue in anticipation of cleaning tools ahead. A group run to Kemp Town saw us grind up a favoured Brighton hill.

Arriving we found the task was well organised, with a workstation prepared for each runner and a mix of cloths, scourers, brushes and wipes. Or white spirit and WD-40 for the more stubborn dirt. We learned the goals of the project, to provide low-cost access to tools and avoid waste, and how infrequently the average DIY tool is (not) used in its lifetime.

Then all that was needed was a whirlwind of Good Gym elbow grease to scrub and polish 18 power tools to a shine, from Jigsaws to Planers, Sanders to Angle Grinders, Heat Guns to Hammer Drills, Staple Guns and Snips.

Outside Tara led the group exercise, the group nailed several sets of high kicks and squats, before retracing their route(r) to the start with Frannie as back-marker and the percussion of legs hammering on the pavement.

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Tara Shanahan
Led by Tara Shanahan

Goodgym trainer for Brighton. A running obsessive since 2009 now spreading the running joy by coaching. Have run marathons, prefer 10ks!

Runners helping out
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Philippa
    • Brighton runner
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Brighton runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Frances Ruocco

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