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A trip to Barnard Castle... 👓

5 runners ran 3.2km to help the Barnsbury Square Gardens in Islington.

  • Sam Chapman
  • Steve Coman
  • Islington runner
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Marie-Laure Hicks
Monday, 28th of September 2020
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

What a lovely autumnal evening for a return to a well loved task location! 5 Goodgym Islington regulars made their way to the Barnard Adventure Playground off Copenhagen Street for a solid session of wood chip shoveling. Aidan and Steve C met up with Trainer Simon at the Packington Gallery Food Bank for a 1-2 mile run to and from the task location. Sam and Marie caught up with us in Barnard Park, just as we met up with Sarah, the manager of the children's play centre.

We grabbed our spades and forks, and got work! About 3 tonnes of wood chip had been deposited near a huge zip line, and we topped up the main playing area with loads of extra padding. It was still fresh and warm, and very satisfying to scoop up and transfer! Marie, Sam and Steve took on the main digging role, while Aidan and Trainer Simon tried to deposit the bark evenly across the crash pad.

An excellent 45-50 minute workout between us- we certainly put in a cracking effort tonight, and to a good chunk out of this tough job! We will be back again next week for more adventure tasks, so watch this space!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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Tuesday September 29th, 2020 11:37

hope to see you next week.

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Simon Fitzmaurice

Simon Fitzmaurice
- Goodgym Islington Trainer - Likes long slow runs - Coach in Running Fitness - Avid screen printer

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