Would you de-leave it?
15 runners ran 5.0km to help the Changing Lives in Newcastle.
- Monday, 25th of November 2019
- Led by Anji Andrews
Our monthly visits to Elliott House come round so fast, and we were back there tonight!
Elliott House is a home to vulnerable men in our city, and it's a project we help out at regularly in support of our charity partner Changing Lives who do great work in Newcastle and the wider community in the North East. We have been helping to give their massive back garden a big makeover. The weeks are flying by and we started the countdown to our final run of the year tonight with a decent turn out in horrible conditions. I was so impressed to have not one but two new runners along on such a rainy miserable night. Well done Rebecca and Verity, we salute you.
You can do this, you can do anything!
We had a very quick Letters Game warm up to give Charlotte and Katy who were walking tonight a decent head start as they headed off up the famous hill of Westgate Road. Charlotte was wearing her brilliant 100 tshirt for the first time tonight, but you will have to take my word for that because it was far too cold and wet for her to take her coat off when we got there!
Brilliant task owner Alice met us with good news and bad. The bad news was we were still going to be outside for the task despite the rain, but the good news was that there were white chocolate muffins for everyone who wanted them at the end.. and they were MASSIVE. We were keen to get cracking and keep moving tonight, so it was straight on with weeding and clearing with conversations ranging from matching underwear to the best leggings for doing squats. It was brilliant to see everyone getting stuck in and as always we made a huge difference in just 25 minutes of our handy work.
What we really need for tasks like this is a GoodGym Goat. It could come to tasks on a Monday, munch through the leaves and weeds we clear, then we could take turns to look after it during the week - Debbie
Muffins collected and definitely not dropped by Katy, and we were off back into the city and on the way to our fitness session. It was so impressive to see everyone joining in on a paired activity of hills and recovery jogging, complete with high fives, heaps of encouragement and cheers from random passers-by. The effort was tremendous. We finished off with some personalised stretches for Evan's dodgy Achilles, Louise's back and Abi's .. um .. glute area. A Monday night very well spent!
We have had to make a very last minute change to the mission which was due to take place on Friday, and now has to happen TOMORROW! Please, please get involved tomorrow afternoon if you can as we deliver leaflets for Gosforth Civic Theatre from 1pm. There are a bunch of other Community Missions coming up in the next week from gardening to present wrapping so check them out and pop along if you can. All the info is here
See you next week when we are back at Newcastle Eagles for more gardening and good things.
Report written by Anji Andrews
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