We Certainly did our Fareshare Tonight!
15 GoodGymers made their way 10.0km to help the FareShare West Midlands in Birmingham.
- Tuesday, 22nd of August 2017
- Led by Jonny Carter
15 people ran 10k to help sort food out to be distributed to various food banks by FareShare
Tonight, it was great to welcome Simon for his first time at a GG group run and Katie who was doing some GG tourism having been involved in some of the London groups. They both picked a great night to join us, as it was going to be our longest run yet! Around 10k in total. So, after the introductions we were all on our way to FareShare. It was nice that we could do a large part of the run on the canal avoiding the traffic.
After around 5k we arrived at our destination. It was a very humid night, so we all had a right good sweat on! We were greeted by Hannah at FareShare who gave all the group a welcome bottle of water. Then most of the group took the opportunity to ‘chill out’ in the walking freezer before starting the task! Once the group were ready it involved sorting ready meals, bread, yoghurts and a few other bits and pieces. Hannah was very impressed saying that they had never had the items sorted so quickly! Many hands make light work or so the saying goes me thinks! So now we had completed the task it was time for a quick group photo and then we were on our way back!
The long way back
We went a slightly different way on our way back, taking in more of the canal. After about 1k, we split into two groups, one slightly faster and one slightly slower, but there wasn’t a lot of difference as everyone worked hard all the way back. We even added in a couple of intervals before we reached our base! Everyone was absolutely fantastico! 10k was a great achievement and the whole group worked really well supporting and pushing each other a long, it was great to see! Therefore, after we finished everyone was ready for the GG Brum social, sinking a few well-deserved drinks! Next week we will be out doing good again, it would be great if you could join us sign up here.
Report written by Jonny Carter
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