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14 runners ran 6.0km to help the Go4 in Colchester.

  • Ian Bown
  • Tav
  • Hannah Grinham
  • Emily White
  • Bob Thompson
  • Emma Woollard
  • Vanessa Crannis
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Emily
  • Denise Byrne
  • Bryanne Shearman
  • Dan Boyle
  • Andy Tyne
  • Holly May
Wednesday, 11th of September 2019
Led by Tav

As Wednesday evening (the best time of the week) rolls around again, good gymers all over Colchester don their red T-shirt’s and head to Leisure World for another night of do-gooding.

Once the whole team was assembled Tav told us all about the exciting community missions happening on Super Saturday in celebration of 10 years of goodgym! A whole decade, how incredible! Only 3 more years before goodgym becomes a teenager and things might get a bit more difficult - make the most of it while we can hey! There was also many congratulations to be shared, Bryanne and her daughter absolutely smashed a 2k, and Emma, Bob and Ian took on the challenge of the Langham 10k and came out the other side triumphant! Great running everyone, well done!

With an on route warm up we set off to Go 4 Cafe at the recreation ground for some hard core litter picking. We were greeted by Pepe who gave us all some much needed and appreciated refreshments after our run. After marvelling at all the adorable dog photos that were displayed in the cafe, we chose our weapons (either a litter picker or bin bag) and set out to make sure no piece of litter was left unpicked. Bob dazzled us all with his unrivalled litter picking skills meaning the recreation ground and surrounding areas were left without a bottle top in sight! We headed back to the cafe, 3 bags of litter heavier than before and were lucky enough to have a great view of the beautiful full moon.

On the route back we ran in a snake formation with the runner at the back then sprinting to the front or weaving in and out of the other runners. We came to the conclusion that summer was officially over as the head torches had to make an appearance to guide us safely back to Leisure World. And with that another good deed was done.

Lastly, to all my fellow Colchester good gymmers, as it’s my last session, I’d like to say: you all inspire me everyday and you’ve changed my life for the better, see you on the flip side.

Report written by Holly May

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Ian Bown
Ian Bown
Thursday September 12th, 2019 08:47

Excellent report Holly.We will all miss you.
Enjoy Exeter

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    • Holly May
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    • Ian Bown

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