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Sat 4th Feb at 8:30am
Today was our 70th event at Charlton! A grey sky greeted us this morning but the atmostphere was far brighter. The group this morning were all essential to todays parkrun, Julian marshalled, Tom ran his parkrun at warp speed then barcode scanned, and I was run directing!
Wed 1st Feb at 6:45pm
This wintry Wednesday night, a merry band of Goodgymers made possibly their last trip to the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre. Meeting at Charlton House, we shared our estimations of how far we’d get in a zombie apocalypse (and judging by responses, readers of this probably shouldn’t count on us). Jen had us warmed up in no time with games involving fun facts, compliments and shoo-ing of imaginary sheep.
We followed Fearless Leader Julian, one of the few in South-East London undaunted by the fact every street between Charlton and Kidbrooke looks the same, to the Collections Centre. Upon arrival we found out we’d be replacing ceiling panels in a room where kids can get hands-on with history (I’m copyrighting that phrase for a future educational company, just to say). And these weren’t just any panels, they were gold-gilded panels! Now that’s been established, I can now pepper the rest of the story with gold-puns. What a golden opportunity. an open goal dying to be scored.
The always friendly, funny and inspirational Matt showed us to the room, and the golden hour began with an explanation of how to take down and replace the ceiling panels which I’m fairly sure three of us understood and the rest, me included, nodded at attentively. Gold stars to those with the clipboards, and we soon all caught up.
The team taking down panels had to label them (A1, A2, A3 etc.) so they went back in the right place. My apologies to this team, who whilst busy working out the labels, had me cracking jokes about their size which only confused matters further.
The room was a treasure trove of curiosities from a golden age of seafaring. Including a Horseshoe Crab which, folks, is arguably the most successful animal ever to walk the earth, as it still looks like it did back in the age of the dinosaurs. Why evolve if you’re already perfect? The gold standard of all the species, if you will.
Once finished for the evening, we said our goodbyes to Matt, who is making the incredibly selfish and unhelpful move to Amsterdam to join his partner. A golden opportunity if ever he saw one. Not only does he have a heart of gold, but he’s truly worth his weight in gold too. He’ll be very much missed. A big thank you if you’re reading this, Matt.
See you all next week!
Fri 3rd Feb at 11:13am
Great report Tom! 😆
Fri 3rd Feb at 1:23pm
lovely report Tom
Fri 3rd Feb at 2:48pm
"Why evolve if you’re already perfect?" - tried to explain that to people all my life... Amazing report, Tom, gold medal to you! :)
Sat 4th Feb at 1:30pm
Haha, this report is truly golden Tom!
Wed 1st Feb at 6:45pm
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Wed 18th Jan at 6:45pm
It was a chilly night on Wednesday when 9 of us started out with some duck, duck, goose (which turns out to be a lot harder without seats given most of us forgot where we started). A short run to Glyndon and we got busy in three groups, clearing out cupboards and the storage room by the gym downstairs. We didn't event know there was a downstairs, let alone a gym so that was exciting.
Lots of interesting things were found, including something called an Auriscope which we correctly guessed is for examining the ear. It looked rather ancient but as directed by Andy was put back in the cupboard to live another few decades. We made lots of trips back out into the cold to throw the unfortunates in the dump. As usual we were surprised by how much we got done so quickly. I don't know why I'm always surprised by our efficiency but I am. We are pretty awesome aren't we, Greenwich?
It's very gratifying seeing how much painting work we've done there over the last 18months and our help is hugely appreciated by Andy.
After a quick run back and a rather punishing workout bringing Sally up and down, we stretched and headed on our way. Thank you team and welcome back to Franki for your second task with us and looking forward to getting to know you better!
See you next week for the One with the Anniversary!