Group run

We Were Greenwich-ing to Get Back...

19 runners ran 7.0km to help the Glyndon Community Centre in Greenwich.

  • Matthew Watts
  • Alex Murtough
  • Steve Murtough
  • Andy Waterhouse
  • Debbie Ayliffe
  • Brin
  • Greenwich runner
  • Sarah Hornsey
  • Chan HAHA
  • Sara Brimble
  • Jenny P
  • Claire Oxlade
  • Alice Newstead
  • Greenwich runner
  • Julian Osman
  • Tom Holmes
  • Jennifer Hien
  • Rachel Henry
  • Jonathan Sanders
Wednesday, 3rd of November 2021
Led by Alex Murtough

Some people like to count down to Christmas. Just this week someone told me it was 7 weeks to go. Eeeek. And they didn't even look especially festive, so it must be fairly common.

And some people count down to other things. Like birthdays - or holidays - or (my favourite) pay days.

But we, in Greenwich, had been waiting for something a little more unique. In addition to birthdays, holidays, and pay days. Because it'd been 602 days since our last group run. I know this because I tattooed a very small 'GoodGym' logo on my body for every day that went by.**

And last night the waiting was up and we were off to start spreading our good-deeding energy across Greenwich again. Most of us met at the very lovely Charlton House for some pre-session nattering, giggling, and chatting. GG Greenwich old-hands (and friendly faces) were joined by Jonathan, who was on their first GG outing, and Debbie, who was on their first group run with GG Greenwich - welcome to the family, guys!

It was a full moon last night and after a quick warm up, we collectively howled 'RED THUNDER'*** to mark our come back, before setting off to the wonderful Glyndon Community Centre in Plumstead. Which is where we were met by the lovely GG Greenwich Area Activator, Rachel, and all-round wonderful souls, Jennifer, Pieter, and Matt.

In 2 weeks, we'll be coming back to Glyndon to get painting. But last night was prep night and we got to work sanding and sugar soaping. It was quick and swift, but with 19 hands a-working, you can always get a fair bit done.

After that, it was back to the roads for a steady and happy jaunt back to Charlton. Where we celebrated being back and together with a drink at the Bugle Horn.

A big big big thank you to Rachel for organising everything yesterday :)

Here's to the next one next week, and the one the week after, and the week after that...

Nice one.

** Maybe...

*** Maybe...

Report written by Alex Murtough

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Jenny P
Jenny P
Thursday November 4th, 2021 21:34

Wonderful report Alex, so great to have group runs back again :D

Kim Parker
Kim Parker
Friday November 5th, 2021 08:45

Fantastic to see group runs back in Greenwich! I was looking forward to reading this run report :)

Debbie Ayliffe
Debbie Ayliffe
Sunday November 7th, 2021 04:33

Brilliant people and an amazing run (apart from the hills). Thank you 😊

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Alex Murtough
Led by Alex Murtough

Former purveyor of healthy ice cream. Listener of cheesy soul music. Often fantasizing about running faster.

Runners helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Rachel Henry
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Steve Murtough

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Greenwich Group Run - Painting and gardening at Glyndon Community Centre

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Charlton House, Charlton,

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