Croydon

Group run

No rain check here

6 GoodGymers made their way 3.7km to help the St Augustines Church in Croydon.

  • Emily Spicer
  • Conroy
  • Croydon runner
  • Liz
  • Ingrid Buchanan
  • Paul Usher
 
Tuesday, 11th of April 2023
 
Led by Conroy

On Tuesday, we had some sun and a lot of rain, I spent a lot of my time looking out the window during the day hoping the forecast rain for the evening was not going to happen but the weather forecast was right. Despite the weather forecast it was good to have Emily back for her second outing with us glad to see she was not put off by us on her first visit and we were not too lairy when we went out for drinks.

We ran 3.46km in the rain and wind to assist Sue in the community garden at St Augustines Church. On the journey to the task I was tempted to burst out in a song "We are running in the rain" but I was able to contain myself as I remembered that singing was not one of my strong suits.

When we arrived Ingrid and Sue had already began working on the tasks, so we just all jumped in as it was pouring and there was no time for standing around.

Looking at the transformation of the church yard and the now blooming flowers, it does take me back to that hot day in July 2018 when we started to help out at St Augustine's.

Thank you and the fantastic team for working in the stormy rain last night. It was good to see so many new members too as well as familiar faces who noticed how well the new trees and garden have come along over the years due to their efforts . What a great job emptying the compost and bagging up ready to mulch. Guess there are some good snaps of drenched runners. Looking forward to seeing you all again May 9th. Sue.

Next week, Liz will be leading the group in my absence, please come and support her sign up you don't want to miss out on her surprise

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Conroy
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Just a regular guy, who likes running, doing my bit for the community.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Ingrid Buchanan
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Croydon runner
    • Emily Spicer

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