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Tue 13th Sep at 6:45pm
Last night in the pouring rain 7 members from good gym Croydon rocked up at tunstal nursery to assist them in shifting two tons of sand into their sand pit.
The elements was against us from the start, as the sand was wet from the downpour earlier in the day and to make matters worst we only had one wheelbarrow a few buckets and some beach spades. One could say the sand along with the apparatuses available was perfect for building sand castles but it wasn’t that sort of party.
With the rain pouring down on our backs we all got stuck in trying to shift as much sand as we could. Just as we had shifted 3/4 ton of one bag the ladies at the nursery called it time as we had filled the sand pit to the level they wanted. So much for our plan of trying to group lift the remaining 1/4 ton of sand into the wheel barrow to at least completely decant one bag.
Despite the fact our run was a short one we sure we managed to get a lot of steps in due to the size of the buckets all in all although it rained we managed to get a full workout. The evidence was there to see with the members of the group who had glasses on steamed up from the heat they generated on their many trips to and from the sandpit or just blinded by the rain drops. Either way we all had a good time.
To round off the night participants of the big half was awarded with special medals by Karim, there were also special medals for our supporting members too.
Next week we’ll be heading over to Parkhill to work on the community mural, calling all you painters and want to be painters sign up here it’s going to be a colourful one.
Tue 6th Sep at 6:45pm
Last night 6 Good Gymers traversed 2km along Croydon's Streets to help the Croydon Refugee Day Centre sort through their donations.
With three of our runner's leg's fresh from the Big Half on Sunday, it was at a gentle pace we warmed up and set off down the road to the Refugee Day Centre. Although the rain had been blowing down in waves earlier, we were fortunate to have missed the worst of it and arrived with dry raincoats. Ivanka met us with a new task for the evening. Clothes, shoes, hats, gloves and scarfs in all sizes had been packed into boxes and onto rails, and it was our job to move them all into the back room leaving the main hall open for new lights to be installed. We carried the boxes through to the back room first, then attempted the jigsaw challenge of returning them to the right shelves so everything would be easy to find next time. Next came the rails on wheels which we expertly formed into a train and drove into the cupboard. Ivanka was amazed that we were able to pack everything up in less than an hour, and we were amazed that so many donations could fit in such a small space!
Join us next week as we head Back to School at Tunstall Nursery.