31 runners ran 4km to help their local community in Wandsworth.
- Monday, 7th of October 2019
- Led by Anastasia Hancock
Last night 31 runners shifted and spread several dozen bags of compost, sorted and composted the contents of a community kitchen and smashed a very tough fitness session - just another Monday night in Wandsworth then!
It's an exciting week for GoodGym. Not only do we find out
- who got a London marathon place in the ballot?
but it's also
The monthly GoodGym social this Thursday. It starts at 6:30 at the Islington Townhouse and is the perfect chance to meet people from other GoodGym area and hear about what everyone has been up to.
Well done to Oliver who earned himself a massive half marathon PB last week!
Fancy a long training run this Sunday?
- Then check out this 16k training run along the Thames - everybody welcome.
After a quick warm up and a headcount with possibly the dullest transport related question (sorry guys - will up my game next week!), we headed off for Battersea and our task for the evening.
The Venue is a community centre run by Hadas, who manages food waste programs, food for the homeless and lots of other community events. There's so much going on that Hadas could do with hand from us, and there were lots of jobs to get on with it.
One group headed into the kitchen to sort out the food that couldn't be used and took it for composting, before giving the space a good clean. Meanwhile the rest of the group were outside shifting huge bags of soil onto the beds around the centre, before turning their hand to recycling and sorting crates. What a lot of jobs got done!
After saying our goodbyes we headed off to lovely Battersea Park to do our fitness session, which after a fairly short run was a biggie. We alternated sprints with a choice of three levels of intensity - squat jumps, press ups or burpees going up in number each time. Well done on a supreme effort!
We took the run back at a good steady pace and finished off the night with some good stretches and a cool down. Same again next week?. Until then, have a happy week of running!
Report written by Anastasia Hancock
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Trainer for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody! Member of HWAC.
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