It's Summer Solstice!
The longest, although not warmest day of the year. It's a time to celebrate the weeks ahead of warm days (hopefully) as the seas warm up around is, giving the earth more warmth!
As Goodgym, we subconsciously decided to follow Pagan traditions and celebrate with a balance of fire and water. The fire was used to cook our pizzas and the water would be much needed after a hot run!
But its Goodgym, so we had a task to do! A litter pick was planned in a local park, where exhibits included an Asda sign, cardboard, cans and dog poo bags! All nicely finished off with a quick hula hoop attempt where Christine showed us all how it was done.
It was a literal hop, skip and jump over the road to join fellow running group, Oakdale Runners! Jason who previously ran often with Oakdale Crew was given a big welcome and headed off at the front with a few other chaps.
A 5k route had been planned so a great opportunity for us all to network and chat to fellow runners!
It was a hot evening as expected and grateful to enjoy a steady pace across the bridges.
Topics of conversation was the usual chat about local races, injuries, events coming up and even just getting to know someone a bit more and what makes them tick!
Fire extinguished from the pizza oven, water drank, strawberries handed out courtesy of Christine's garden and it was time for home. Still in full light and warmth!
Bring on the summer!
A last minute change of task due to circumstances!
We are offering a litter pick before we meet Oakdale Runners for a social!
6pm meet at Robs Filling Station for a fast litter pick around the lane opposite
6.30pm meet Oakdale Runners for a 5k run
7pm ish: Back for pizza!
Please let me know numbers for food orders!