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19 runners ran 2.1km to help their local community in Crewe.
- Wednesday, 27th of November 2019
- Led by Nicola Marshall
Awesome to meet 4 lovely GoodGym newbies tonight. Welcome to the tribe Rosemary, Ed, Rachel & Karen We hope you had a fab first experience of GoodGym. We loved having you and hope you'll be back for more very soon! Now that you've done your very first deed, you can order your GoodGym T-shirt. Hope to see you modelling the trademark Red Tee on your next jaunt out with us.
So many of you took part in the Wilmslow 10K this weekend. Well done everyone on such a great achievement, keep up the great work! As always, huge kudos to Pam & Barry for being our back markers again this week. You do such a cracking job - you're hired! (haha).
We started our evening with a decent dose of chocolate fingers - well, on these dark cold nights, the extra energy is definitely a necessity ;-) Talking of cold, the weather was definitely airing on the side of chilly tonight, so we started with a fun warm up - with no other way to describe it than the 'hat, scarf and glove game'! We split the group into two teams who formed a 'not so orderly' queue! lol! The first runner had to sprint to a cone where they then had to don the winter 'kit' before running back to their teammate and transferring the kit to them as quickly as possible as well as dishing out a warm up exercise for the rest of the team to carry out while the next runner headed down to the cone. There were moments of chaos, confusion but mostly laughter as team 2 brought home the prize (well, actually, there wasn't any prize -just applause from their teammates! - sorry team 2!). We then headed out on our run to the task. A shorter run tonight but every bit as enjoyable with lots of great chat in both directions (and only a smidgen of rain on the outward leg). We had a lovely welcome at the food-bank from Cheryl & Rob, both of whom are pivotal in running the Crewe food-bank, which does amazing work for the less fortunate within our community. We split the group into 3 sub-groups - the 'sorters', the 'gophers' and the 'packers'. Not forgetting Ben who was chief brew maker and made a fab one at that (it was just the waitress that let the side down - dishing out coffees instead of teas and vice versa - yes, that was me!). We sorted cans, packets, boxes and bottles all into date order and various boxes ready for distribution. Everyone did a splendid job and worked with a smile on their face. We sorted out shed loads of donations - all in just 50 minutes!!! Cheryl and Rob from the Centre said it would have taken them a long time (ie, days) to do what we achieved in just 50 minutes! Teamwork really does make the dream work! ;-) Once we'd nailed the task, we headed out to pound the streets of Crewe once more. On our way back, we stopped off at the now named 'Rocky Steps' and finished our run with some circuits. We split the group into 4 groups and did the work out in rotation, changing every two minutes. We did hill reps (with the best hill we had), wall push-ups, tricep dips and step ups. Everyone took part and I think it's fair to say that everyone got a sweat on! We headed back to base for our cool down and goodbyes. I hope everyone left with the same warm, fuzzy feeling I did :-)
Thanks for another fab night everyone. We have another great task lined up for next week - hope you'll join us!
Have a great week. Take care and keep being awesome!
Report written by Nicola Marshall
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I'm Nicola, proud GoodGym Trainer for Crewe! I love people, volunteering, running, travelling, dreaming & chocolate!!!
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