Group run

You deserve a sanding ovation

16 runners ran 5.5km to help the Chelwood Nursery School in Lewisham.

  • John Hunter
  • Emma Presley Abbott
  • Sarah
  • Sarah Rajabalee
  • Lewisham runner
  • Kim Parker
  • Sarah
  • Amber Maurice
  • Gennie Joy
  • Michael Hale
  • Lewisham runner
  • Adam Letch
  • Zara Williams
  • Michael Harcus
  • Julie
  • Polly Waters
Monday, 24th of February 2020
Led by Kim Parker

It was the first group run in what felt like forever that it wasn’t raining!! But it was still windy, can’t win them all I guess.

A quick warm up of trying to make sure we didn’t get blown away and we began to make our way to Chelwood Nursery School which is mostly uphill...but that means it’s downhill on the way back!!

We were met at the task by a couple of GoodGymmers sheltering from the wind in a classroom, near the bananas and Kit Kat’s!

There were some big tasks to get stuck into, these were: - Raking the sand pit and checking for buried treasure - Moving the sand from the giant bag to the sand pit and spreading it out evenly - Wheelbarrowing a giant bag of bark to various points in the playground - Removing Velcro ties from the railings

Everyone got stuck into the tasks and it was great to see all the giant bags of sand/bark reducing in size and being delivered around the playground.

Emma was enjoying moving sand from a very large bag with 2 very tiny spades (or shovels) so much that I thought I’d have to leave her there to finish the job...until a larger spade was found for the task!

Before I knew it, it was time to finish up and we headed inside for a group photo which looked rather like a school photo!

On the way back I asked everyone to have a chat with someone they didn’t know to find out an interesting fact about each other and the most exciting would win. There was no prize but I didn’t say that and got to hear some very interesting conversations on the downhill run back to Glassmill.

Good luck to everyone running the Big Half at the weekend and like I said if you want to forward plan by a whole year then because we live in a borough it runs through and volunteer with GoodGym then we usually have community places available for £10.

Otherwise in less than a years time there’s volunteering options at the Hackney Half in May and plenty of missions - check out the website for more details.

Report written by Kim Parker

Discuss this report

Adele Prince
Adele Prince
Tuesday February 25th, 2020 10:47

It really does look like a school photo! 😍

sign in to add a comment

Led by

Kim Parker

Kim Parker
Runner and owner of GoodGym Lewisham's dog mascot, Molly

Runners helping out

  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Sarah Rajabalee
    • John Hunter

Share the love

Become a member

Optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more