When one door clotheses, another one opens!
22 runners ran 2.1km to help the Clothes For Causes in Greenwich.
- Wednesday, 2nd of October 2019
- Led by Sarah Place
22 runners ran 3km to help at the Clothes For Causes charity shop!
Firstly.. big congratulations to Elle who ran the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. After months of injury setbacks, she persisted with gym sessions, swimming and cycling to keep her fitness up and blew the marathon out of the water with a huge PB and a London Good For Age qualifying time of 3h44!!!! Just amazing!!!!!
Secondly, more congratulations are in order for slightly different reasons as Pieter and his wife had their baby girl, Robin, last week!! Can't wait to meet her, I've got a feeling she's going to be running before she can walk!
And LAST but certainly not least, MORE celebrations are in order because Sara completed her 50th good deed!!! Sara's running has absolutely transformed since she started running with us in July last year and it has been a joy to witness!! Each week her Parkrun PB seems to come down by a few seconds and I can't wait to see how she gets on at the Oxford Half in ten days time! Nice work Sara, keep doing GOOOOOD!!!
We had an unusual amount of GoodGym tourists with us last night? I don't know if I missed an email or something?? Anyway say hello to: Mo from Hammersmith & Fulham, Mark from Bromley, Vicki from Redbridge, Morag from Wandsworth and Stephen from Sheffield!! Welcome one and all!! Hope you enjoyed your first GoodGym Greenwich!
After a quick little warm up, we headed straight for the shop. Veronique was there to greet us and explained the tasks that needed doing. Mainly we needed to bring some rails through and then hang the clothes on them, plus a few little paint jobs as well. I had a feeling that with this many of us, we wouldn't be there that long...!
It was lovely to see the new shop though! I think it's going to be amazing when it opens (which is supposedly on Saturday by the way). And whilst the other shop is still open across the road they are having a £1 sale on everything to try and get rid of it so there are LOADS of bargains to be had... that shop get's some seriously decent clobber donated so head on down and see what you can find!
After about 20 minutes, all the rails had been moved into place and it was beginning to look like an actual shop! Nice!!!
We said our goodbyes and then since we had a bit of spare time, headed for the best hill in Greenwich.. MAZE HILL :) 3 reps running a decent steady effort on the way up to get the heart and legs working hard and then a nice easy jog or walk back down to recover. I later found out on Strava that Jenny had already done 6 hill repeats before even getting to GoodGym so kudos to her for doing 9 hills last night!
We jogged back to the uni, had a stretch and called it a night!! Great work everyone! Thanks so much for coming.
Finally huge good luck to Tom running the Bournemouth Marathon this weekend!! You're going to be AWESOME!!
See you all next time!
Report written by Sarah Place
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