When Push Comes to Shovel

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Tuesday 12th December 2023

Report written by Yianny (he / him)

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And just like that 2023's Group Runs were done!

Last night we were heading over to Holy Trinity to help out Nicole, Naomi and Adam from the committee as they had a mammoth task for us - there were 7 tonnes of MOT (screed) tacked up in front of the church which needed moving round to the back where it will be spread in front of the community hall.

Else, Tilly and Michael all met AA Yianny at Papa's for a slightly longer (but flat) run across to the task now that Brockwell Park is closed after dusk. Pre-departure conversation turned to one of our favourite topics - languages!

We were blessed by the weather which decided to clear up and give us a rain free run and time at the task although the earlier thunder storms left the ground at Holy Trinity a bit muddy, adding to the challenge of pushing a wheelbarrow full of screed uphill.... No matter, it was a classic GG task, tonnes of stuff to move so we got a full fitness and weights session in this evening and in the end managed to shift two and a half tonnes between all of us which was pretty good going.

As we headed back to base there were chocolatey treats to sustain everyone after all the hard work and of course as a little thank you.

And that as they say was that, 2023 is in the bag (for group runs - don't forget still plenty of Community and Coach Missions left throughout the month) and we look forward to our final get together next week at GG Lambeth's end of year social. The link to sign up is below and we will be meeting directly at Canova Hall in Brixton as the autocratic regime has decided no run or task just pizza and drinks - woohoo!! Lambeth End of Year Social

It just remains for me to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the hard work this year, it has been an absolute pleasure getting fit and doing good with you!

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Michael Welsh

Wed 13th Dec 2023 at 10:35am

Thanks Yianny for your sterling leadership during the group runs this year. 👍😊

Yianny (he / him)

Wed 13th Dec 2023 at 1:49pm

It’s been my absolute pleasure Michael, thanks for being such a dedicated member of the team!