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Wall to Wall coverage

16 GoodGymers made their way 3.0km to help the Glyndon Community Centre in Greenwich.

  • Matthew Watts
  • Tom Bigglestone
  • Alex Murtough
  • Katherine
  • Steve Murtough
  • Andy Waterhouse
  • Brin
  • Kerry
  • Sarah Hornsey
  • Sara Brimble
  • Claire Oxlade
  • Greenwich runner
  • Julian Osman
  • Jennifer Hien
  • Olivia Waller
  • Sarah M
 
Wednesday, 26th of October 2022
 
Led by Jennifer Hien
she/her

What’s the only coat you should put on wet? A coat of paint!

What’s blue and smells like red paint? Read to the bottom for the answer.*

Not sure if these are jokes or riddles. Either way, they kick off this week’s mission report because…

After painting the town red on last week's social, Woolwich Goodgymers returned to the Glyndon Community Centre on Wednesday to do their worst to 75% of the walls. Why was the other wall left alone? That’s not a joke, or a riddle. I honestly don’t know. Does anyone know?

It was Mick Jagger who famously sang “I see a red door and I want it painted black.” This time, it was our genial host Andy, who saw a magnolia wall and wanted it painted, well, magnolia.

Back at base, it was going to be no paint no gain with a warmup designed to get us ready for life as decorators who decide to push their feet against walls and do the low sections of wall in a squat.

A fun running game (depending on where you were in the line) followed by some squats got us in in the mood for painting those hard to reach skirting boards. But there was no skirting around the truth, Jen wanted to inflict the same experience as she’d had in her gym.

In honour of many failed London marathon ballots (and I’m sure at least one of us looking disappointed at it, when actually they were relieved), we shared what we would happily do 26.2 of. From reading books, to eating chocolate, to owning pets, it at least showed where our priorities lay. At the venue we sanded, we washed, we brushed and we rolled. Plenty of us made light work of the task, which was just as well because King Charles was appearing on The Repair Shop. A quick photo or two against a newly-painted wall and we were gone.

It was all downhill from there - quite literally as we headed back to our starting point of Woolwich Elizabeth line for a stretch and a reminder that our fearless leader Jen is directing the Charlton Parkrun this Saturday. Go do it!

*Blue paint.

Report written by Tom Bigglestone


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Steve Murtough
Steve Murtough
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Saturday October 29th, 2022 11:41

Fantastic report, Tom!!

Alex Murtough
Alex Murtough
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Sunday October 30th, 2022 18:29

Lovely lovely report, Tom!!! Super enjoyed reading :)

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