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Chelmsford

Wednesday 31st January

Report written by Laurie Glendinning

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Our original GoodGymer Ken surprised us tonight with his presence and his return to running after a couple of months off, and we were pleased to see our newest GoodGymer Nisar for his second run with us.

There was some initial shock at the sight of Andy's bare legs on a cold January evening, but he was joined by Martin's similarly bare legs and Ben bare arms, while the rest of us had approximately three layers on...

Joel led us out and Leanne kept Andy company backmarking, whilst our lovely Fay and Sallyann set off walking to Springfield Basin with the equipment. We reconvened and also spotted Angela in her snazzy glasses, and very slowly made our way to the canal.

Distractions ensued, in the form of grot spots for those of us dedicated to the task, and a discarded football for Rich. Big thanks to Joe for documenting our own Christiano Richaldo, and more importantly, taking photos of the rest of the group.

We walked a surprisingly long time to find the right bin to leave our heavy bags by, and made our way back.

Well done everyone, two huge bags of litter taken off the streets, and an amazing way to end the January Challenge! You have collectively done 82 good deeds, and 2,303km, going way over the 45 good deeds and 1,000km we set ourselves!

Hopefully see you on Saturday at parkrun, or maybe Sunday for the quiz.

Laurie


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Essex Waterways (Inland Waterways)
Essex Waterways manages and maintains the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation as a subsidiary company of The Inland Waterways Association. Essex Waterways Ltd took over the management of the Navigation in 2005, in order to save the waterway from closing.

The beautiful 14 mile Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation is looked after by Essex Waterways. This waterway runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex. It connects the town of Chelmsford with the river Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. Essex Waterways manages and maintains the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation as a subsidiary company of The Inland Waterways Association. Essex Waterways Ltd took over the management of the Navigation in 2005, in order to save the waterway from closing.

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Attendees
Nisar Ahmad Azizi
Benedict Dubois
Angela O'Brien
Joe
Martin George
Sallyann Jeffrey
Andy Holmes
Leanne Body
Fay Downing
Rich Walker
Joel
Laurie Glendinning
Ken Hoye
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Chelmsford

A task at Broomfield Church
🗓Wednesday 6:30pm

Helping support a local church.

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Fay Downing

Wed 31st Jan at 10:32pm

Excellent work on the January challenge everyone

Theresa Joseph
Theresa Joseph (she/her)

Wed 7th Feb at 1:38pm

Yes - Really well done all