Tower Hamlets

Group run

All court up

14 GoodGymers made their way 1.0km to help the Hollybush Estate in Tower Hamlets.

  • Martin
  • John Shirley
  • Nina Jhatakia
  • Laura Williams
  • Si
  • Eimear
  • Euge P
  • Rohan
  • Jessica Farmery
  • Fiona M
  • Hackney runner
  • Simon Hempenstall
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Kellie
Monday, 20th of September 2021
Led by Laura Williams

Well, we didn't plan on a double fitness bill tonight, that's for sure. Who knew.

So a small little group gathered in Museum Gardens this evening, for our pre-task run. It was fantastic to be joined by Nina, who we haven't seen for a while! And although the run started off as a short one on paper, Si thankfully took over and, after some brilliant navigation finding the quietest, longest route (including a lap of Middleton Green), we managed to squeeze in a little bit of extra mileage en route to one of our favourite tasks.

Many hands, etc etc...

Margaret greeted us with a well planned operation: brand new gloves; bundles of bin bags, and the obligatory crash course in "What's-a-weed-and-what's-not." The team busied themselves along Ellsworth Street, weeding the entire border and filling bin liner after bin liner in no time. It felt like we'd only just arrived when we were already posing for our cheerio end shot.

What's a single leg squat between friends?

The task was scheduled to take the GoodGymers ninety minutes but 45 minutes in, we were scrabbling around for the last little weed. "Well, we're here now," we shrugged at 7:15pm, and so we accompanied Margaret to the Nature Reserve to take a quick look at the pond that'll be the job for next week's two-part task (including our Group Run), and then over to the basketball court we headed, where we enjoyed 20 minutes of not-so-easy fitness: a few speedy laps, some balancing lower body work; the obligatory core moves, and some nice stretches, oh, and a last final lap to finish. Not a bad effort at all, team.

Another great evening, doing lots, interacting lots, and just a lot of doing what you do best: combining your fitness and your sense of purpose into a heavenly 90 minutes for all those who come into contact with you. Way. To. Go.

Until next time.

Report written by Laura Williams

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Hackney runner
Hackney runner
Tuesday September 21st, 2021 23:57

Ah the bin modelling career has started well

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 20:51

Great pics, Louis! See you again soon.

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Laura Williams
Led by Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Runners helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Fiona M

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