All the leaves are down

4 GoodGymers made their way 5.9km to help the Bring back Guys Cliff in Warwick & Leamington Spa.

  • Katherine
  • Nigel
  • James Harwood
  • Alexandra Iseghohi
Wednesday, 22nd of February 2023
Led by Katherine

4 Goodgymers braved the cold to help rake the leaves at the beautiful Guys Cliffe gardens.

After a quick run from St Nick's Park, guided in part by James's swanky new head torch, we arrived at Guys Cliffe gardens to a row of rakes and a running tractor. Unfortunately our task did not involve whizzing around the grass, instead it was all hands on deck to rake the fallen leaves from the banks at the edges of the path.

We got to work creating huge leaf piles, careful to avoid the snowdrops and daffodils, while Adrian inched the tractor alongside us to make sure we had plenty of light. Although it was a big task, we were luck to have an extra three pairs of hands and we we were done before we knew it.

Once finished, Katherine switched out her head torch for a tour guide cap to show us around the beautiful Guys Cliffe ruins. Of course Nigel was a bit more interested in the intricate joinery than anything else!

Leaves raked and sights seen, we headed back to St Nicks where we completed another 10 minute loop of the park to finish off a training run that Alexandra had snuck into the Group Run.

We're hoping to head back to Guys Cliffe in the next couple of weeks so if this sounds like fun to you, keep an eye on the website!

Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

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