When the Cowslip Comes Home
37 runners ran 5.0km to help the YUMI and St Nicks in York.
- Monday, 17th of June 2019
- Led by York runner
Tonight's GoodGym York group run was in partnership the Great Get Together and our Run Leaders were put through their paces as we split into five groups with each group taking a different route to do good.
Mitch took 18 of the crew to St Nicks, where they were tasked with digging up Cowslip and moving the plants to a different location to encourage bees and wildlife.
Everyone filled wheelbarrows full of Cowslip after digging them out from the woods, except Ed who as Chief Forker was in charge of moving a large pile of grass.
Next up the team took on a ten minute challenge to transplant everything in the meadow and had to plant them in 10 minutes. Easy!
Me, Leanne, Becky and Nick all took a team to different parts of Fulford, Fishergate and Bishy Road to deliver flyers telling people about the fantastic Millennium Fields Summer Fair.
Becky almost certainly had the most challenging team with 'super-speedy' Paul Kelly and Max taking their own little route to check out a pub.
If you're super-speedy, can you help me on this road? Becky If I'm super-speedy I'll be first at the bar! Max
Nick's team won the flyer running challenge and were rewarded with an extra round of fitness circuits with the walking crew. It didn't take long before the skies opened but as Debs was in the walking crew, she had an umbrella and managed to complete the whole fitness session underneath it. Bravo.
Soon Leanne and Mitch's teams joined us and there was star-jumping, lunging, squatting, spotty-dogging(!?) madness at Tower Gardens before another damp run back to base, where Becky's team joined us for a cool down, phew!
If that wasn't enough, Jenna made amazing cakes as a belated birthday celebration and we played the 'walk-out-to-cake' game, which I know everyone really loves!
Report written by Egg Cameron
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