Most people were able to make it to the right location for the mission ;) and so with litter pickers and bags we set off in two separate groups to clean up the areas around Castle Park. It was good to chat and catch up with GoodGymers old and new with a special mention for Magano who was joining us for her first GoodGym mission. There was discussion of work/life balance in the pandemic world, pets and obviously whether anyone had managed to get to the pub and take advantage of the recent changes to restrictions! Whilst it wasn't quite as messy as we feared it might be, there was evidence that some people who had been taking the chance to have a picnic in the park, hadn't cleaned up after themselves and we managed to fill three large bags of rubbish between us. As someone who lives in the area close I know I appreciate the park will be a little cleaner for the time-being, and hope others will be similarly pleased.
After a dynamic warm up, the runners left leisure world for a friendly 5k. However, it was such a beautiful morning that at each junction they were tempted to do just a little bit extra, so it ended up being a tour of Colchester and its wildlife! We saw swans, ducks, moorhens, sparrows, rabbits, squirrels, geese, seagulls and great tits. Well done everyone, great running and chatting! 👍 😁
Volunteering at Junior Parkrun. If you can remember that far back there are various roles and this time ensuring all the new COVID precautions are adhered to is of utmost importance. We will lead by example with masks and social distancing as well as doing loads of cheering!
2 groups of 6 if needed!!!