Croydon

Group run

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11 runners ran 2.3km to help the Friends of Park Hill Rec in Croydon.

  • Conroy
  • Croydon runner
  • Rosalind Vince
  • Andy Bates
  • Nicola Tarrant
  • Martin Crabbe
  • Jenny
  • Magdalena
  • Dovile
  • Ollie Baum
  • Charlotte
 
Tuesday, 10th of March 2020
 
Led by Conroy

Today 10 of us met at Solutions and ran 2.3km to Park Hill to assist friends of Park Hill.

Back again for seconds was Charlotte, it was nice to see that we didn't scare her off and her outing with us last week was such a memorable one that she just had to return for an encore. Nice to know GoodGym is more infectious than the Corona virus and once someone has been to a group run they are hooked and not seeking a cure.

When we arrived at Park Hill we were met by Catherine who had some tools and instructions of what she wanted us to do, Josi was unable to be there today because she was ill, so while some of the group went back to the ranger's station with Catherine to get the rest of the tools the others stayed and get started on trimming back the ivy bush. While we were working Nicola joined us, she was still a bit sore from her weekend adventure at the grizzly run.

When the others and Catherine with the rest of the tools they all chipped in trimming the ivy and bagging up the cuttings in the bags provided by Catherine. After bagging up all the cutting we had two large bags which had to be taken back up to the rangers station to be dumped however the bags were too full to be carried by 2 persons but just right for four. We had two sets of fours, the ladies and the gents they all grabbed a side of their respective bags and set off on a race to the rangers station. The ladies took the lead and didn't look back as they were determined to beat the gents, under the leadership of Dovile they stretched their lead and took little rest when they got the opportunity to but as soon as the gents tried to close the gap they would speed up a gain ensuring they maintained breathing space between them. At the final climb up the hill the gents managed to get within touching distance but the ladies were determined not to be beaten and they did triumphed.

Next week we are running to The Peppermint Children's Centre to help with their outdoor space sign up here

Report written by Conroy


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Conroy

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

Runners helping out

  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Dovile
    • Magdalena
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Andy Bates
    • Croydon runner

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