Wash Is What We Do With The Trunks On The Trail for ...........St.Elizabeth Hospice!
16 runners ran 5.6km to help the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.
- Monday, 22nd of July 2019
- Led by Ian Duggan
** Big Congratulations Lizzie on hitting 50 good deeds done on this task**
Welcome to Ian and Pratyush who made their Goodgym debut on last night's Group Run - We hope you enjoyed the evening and we'll see you again soon.
It was hot, hot, hot in Ipswich as we set off for a run around the massively popular Elmers Big Parade to clean the elephant sculptures and check for any damage on behalf of St. Elizabeth Hospice.
This was our third time doing this task but with over 50 elephants to check we know we won't cover the whole trail in one go, so we headed off in the opposite direction to last time along the Waterfront then through the town centre and into Christchurch Park before turning back towards town and back along the Waterfront - around 4 miles in total!
A quick warm up (not really needed) game of tag with the black shirts being "it" got hearts beating and temperatures raised - with Lizzie earning her 50 shirt we will soon have more black shirts than red on the Group Runs.
Armed with cleaning materials we sprayed, washed, wiped and polished each elephant while also incorporating various challenges at each sculpture. - Squats, hill intervals, lunges, steps to name a few.
The very warm evening sapped strength and lots of water was needed not only to clean the elephants but also to keep runners hydrated!
The group was back marked by Steve and Daniela with Keith in charge of photography and promising some "moving" pictures - can't wait to see the emotional pics!
With around 30 elephants visited and left sparkling, it was a great night's work.
Next week we return to Castle Hill Community Centre to complete a painting job we started a few weeks ago - you can find all the info and sign up HERE
Report written by Ian Duggan
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Trainer for Goodgym Ipswich. Loves to tri & run in the MV50 age group . Can usually be found at Kesgrave parkrun.
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