Group run

You could’ve tooled me

12 runners ran 5km to help their local community in Wandsworth.

  • Lorna Gott
  • Anastasia Hancock
  • Sophie Humphrey
  • Jordan
  • Sarah McKean
  • Adam Quigley
  • Catherine Moore
  • Pippa Nutkins
  • Ollie
  • Alessia Cottone
  • Octavia Cobb
  • Alex Riley
Monday, 1st of November 2021
Led by Anastasia Hancock

Haribo, Bounty, M&Ms, Reese's peanut cups, Snickers..... we started the group run last night dreaming of all the delicious treats we would've wanted to receive if we'd gone trick or treating at the weekend. With the prospect of a sugar high at the end of our run, we started off with a much-needed warm up, and welcomed Alex to her very first GoodGym session - give her one massive cheer!

We set off on the run down to a public garden which has not been well looked after since we were last there pre pandemic. This space is available for local people to use but needs some love before it becomes a welcoming area for the community. Enter GoodGym!

We were slightly delayed by the appearance of two very excited puppies who greeted us at the gate, but once they had been taken off on their walks we were able to get stuck in. Once again, it was testament to just how much a group of people with that much energy can achieve in a short amount of time. We weeded, picked litter, filled bags with waste and generally spruced the area right up!

To keep us getting too nippy, we did our fitness session on the fly, with bursts of running interspersed with strength and conditioning segments allt he way back to the BAC. While we may have got a few strange looks from passers by, it was worth it for the excellent Karate Kid crane stances you demonstrated by the side of the road!

All that was left was for some stretches, and to make plans for next week's group run followed by a lovely fireworks night themed social. Everybody welcome - come and join us for more doing good, getting fitter and some lovely food and drinks afterwards. Until then, happy running GoodGym!

Report written by Anastasia Hancock

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