Group run

Trowel Blazers

22 runners ran 6.0km to help the Colchester Borough Homes in Colchester.

  • Colchester runner
  • Dan Norkett
  • Tav
  • Hannah Grinham
  • Emily White
  • Fay Sibley
  • Bob Thompson
  • Colchester runner
  • Emma Woollard
  • Helen
  • Louise
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Katherine Rose
  • Stu
  • Sophie Eels
  • Bryanne Shearman
  • Colchester runner
  • Dan Boyle
  • Andy Tyne
  • Beth Twine
  • Sophie
Wednesday, 22nd of May 2019
Led by Tav

*Tonight we completed a double with our second task for Colchester Borough Homes. *

The group gathered at Leisure World and welcomed Sophie for her first run and task with us. Welcome to Goodgym!

The news was exciting as usual with loyal runner Dan completing the tough Colchester Stampede 10k, Bryanne smashing 100 obstacles at Nuclear Races and run leader Helen getting an award at work that celebrated excellence.

We had a quick talk about the Co-op East of England partnership as well as the Jo Cox Foundation with Global Sharing Week coming up.

Off we went into the Essex sunshine to warm up in the glorious park and make our way through Colchester town centre, admiring our Colchester in Bloom handy work on the way, to Nancy Smith Close. The team were raring to go and with 22 runners, who Rebecca from Colchester Borough Homes was delighted to dish out the tasks to.

At the front of the homes a team of 7 runners planted and weeded, in the court yard and car park the rest of the team weeded and planted beautiful flowers. We swept and tidied all over too. See the photos, the results are fabulous. Being a warm spring evening one resident came to see hello and admire out finesse with trowels, brushes and dust pans!

With the task done we trotted off to Abbey Fields to have a bit of fun on a small hill, doing a 2 minute continuous relay with partners. Then we returned to Castle Park to enjoy the sunset and spend a few minutes in the sensory garden. A number of us were astounded by sound waves with a strangely amplified point in the garden. Kudos to any one who can explain this phenomena.

After stretching we strolled back through the park, picking up litter on the way, but talking about fishing and bird life in the case of myself and Bob.

Good times. You lot are brilliant. Remember the 12th June is social night! Oh and check out the Craig David poses in the pictures! Just "7 days" till the next run and task!

Report written by Tav

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Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 21:52

Great write up Tav x

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 22:17

Inspired by my knew bluetooth keyboard for ipad!

Emily White
Emily White
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 22:26

I am off to check out the sensory garden...

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 07:10


Thursday May 23rd, 2019 07:24


Katherine Rose
Katherine Rose
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 07:30

Fab evening x

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