Sunday, 10 June 2012

Red Carpet Runners -The Greensand Way 2012 Party

My husband and 3 friends have recently completed a truly staggering feat.

Last weekend, over 4 days, they ran the whole of the Greensand Way - a 108 mile footpath stretching from Hamstreet in Kent to Haslemere in Surrey.  They did this to raise money for Tansania 2012 - a joint Guide and Scout expedition to build a medical centre in a remote area of Tanzania.  You can read all about their exploits in their extremely funny blog here

To celebrate completing the event, they held an 'after party', last night.  The excellent Royal Oak Pub in Guildford kindly provided the venue & food. 

The theme for the party was 'Red Carpet Runners'.  An opportunity to inject some glamour into an extremely unglamorous sport was presented!

I wore a recently purchased black lace wiggle dress from Monsoon, some retro-styled crystal earrings, trainers & a fetching sweatband.  Mr G wore a vintage black velvet jacket and a vintage evening shirt, paired with his compression running tights & trainers!

Various party games were on hand to entertain:
30 second Jelly Baby massacre (Jelly Babies are the fuel of runners everywhere) .  I managed only 5!  It's actually quite hard work chewing a jelly baby before swallowing & chomping on the next one...

KT tape has been indespensible to the Greensand Way Team throughout training

Never pass up a photo opportunity!

Local skiffle hero's The Charley Farley Sunday Four provided some wonderful entertainment (ably supported by Genevieve & the Zut Alors!

Excellent french band GATZA performed. Anna Nas (on the left) who looks remarkably like me, is wearing a  lovely Collectif Clothing dress

The Farley Brothers in action
It was a brilliant night.  I met the very lovely Tigerlea, who is a follower of this blog, and who was the essence of charm & beauty.  I hope to meet her again soon.

The evening ended with a raffle of some fantastic prizes, including various items donated by sponsors McAllister Thomas Fine Art.  

Runners Lee (Mr G) and Claire giving out Thank You's before the raffle
The Fundraising Grand Total has today been announced at £4136.93 (including Gift Aid) - just over the £4000 target.  Fantastic news!

Well done to the four intrepid runners for completing their epic journey, and for raising such a lot of money for a fantastic cause.

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