Bob Thompson

Colchester

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Bob Thompson went on a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

The twilight phone

Tue 10 May
Report written by Frazer

The pleasant evening sun made a welcome contrast from the last time we litter picked this area in torrential rain, this time six goodgymmers (with a later Phil arrival) got to work following the 10k many of the group completed at the weekend.

A bout of covid kept usual run leader Tav at home, so Louise helpfully picked up the equipment and made sense of Tav's 'sausage' drawing to give us a trail. The usual medley of cigarettes, masks, cans, sweet wrappers and our particular select finds; a fluffy pillow in the bushes and a burner phone stashed in some weeds.

Good spirits as always, some chat about members' 10k results and upcoming runs, nice to be tackling these litter picks without head torches at last. Tuesdays have been an easy switch and bringing out lots of members, hopefully group runs returning soon..

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Bob Thompson signed up to a race
Race
Colchester

Colchester 10k

Sun 8 May 10:30 am
Garrison Sports Stadium, Circular Road North, Colchester , CO2 7PU
Improve your running, support local charities and have fun!

The Colchester 10k is organised by Rotary in Colchester and you can sign up here: http://colchester10k.com/

It's usually full by the end of March so don't delay.

It is a fairly flat course starting and finishing at Abbeyfields where the support tends to be amazing!

It's also well timed for a warm up for the Colchester half marathon, or for a shorter alternative.

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Bob Thompson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

Litter pick after Colchester 10k Race

Tue 10 May 18:45 pm
170 Berechurch Road, Colchester, CO2 7QQ
Tidying part of the popular local race route

This community mission replaces the group run!

We did part of the route with En-form between Berechurch and Monkwick and there was a lot of litter in the rain...so I suggest a patch nearby (see photo).

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Bob Thompson signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Cleaning Colchester Foodbank

Tue 28 Jun 18:45 pm
YourZone45 Colchester Colchester , 19 Angora Business Park , Colchester, CO3 0AB
Essential service for Colchester residents

The big new warehouse needs a clean! T-shirts on, marigolds at the ready and let’s get busy.

Just a reminder to always check where we are meeting. For this task for example we are meeting at the Foodbank. The Foodbank will be the only task we do that is indoors due to surge in COVID rates. And for that reason I want to minimise time in which we may be close to one another. Safety first! Goodgym wants to encourage exercise and traveling in an eco friendly way but it also wants to remain helpful to the community and to our members.

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Bob Thompson signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Cleaning Colchester Foodbank

Tue 31 May 18:45 pm
YourZone45 Colchester Colchester , 19 Angora Business Park , Colchester, CO3 0AB
Essential service for Colchester residents

The big new warehouse needs a clean! T-shirts on, marigolds at the ready and let’s get busy.

Just a reminder to always check where we are meeting. For this task for example we are meeting at the Foodbank. The Foodbank will be the only task we do that is indoors due to surge in COVID rates. And for that reason I want to minimise time in which we may be close to one another. Safety first! Goodgym wants to encourage exercise and traveling in an eco friendly way but it also wants to remain helpful to the community and to our members.

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Bob Thompson went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

What Wednesdays are all about...

Wed 16 Mar
Report written by Frazer

It's Wednesday evening, so with laces tied and head torches beaming our lively bunch took a spirited jog down to Old Heath road to clear some litter in the rain.

This quiet alley could be a regular task considering the amount of junk found, this week's top finds were: a pair of trainers, a couple bottles of vodka, condom wrappers and a giant plastic tub that required its own personal drop off. We filled several bags whilst Ella and Louise caused chaos for the snails, sorry little fellas.

The pathway cleared and bags dropped off we headed back through our namesake roads; Robert parting at Roberts Road, James Taverly passing the Tavern on James St, Louise passing the loo.

As the evenings get brighter there's plenty of fresh optimism and projects for the coming months. Our crew finished up before heading back for tea and crumpets, because that's what Wednesdays are all about.

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