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10 GoodGymers made their way to help the Sanctus in Chelmsford.

  • Laurie Glendinning
  • Joel
  • Lucy Sinclair
  • Jenny King
  • Leanne Body
  • Adam Hellard
  • Andy Holmes
  • Chelmsford runner
  • Russell Dolton
  • Ipswich runner
Wednesday, 14th of July 2021
Led by Chelmsford runner

Four cyclists and six runners met up at the Sanctus Allotment to get their weekly bites from all the bugs… Or rather do some allotmenting. Not sure that’s a real word but anyways.

There were quite a few jobs that needed doing, and without much direction everyone just sort of got on with it. Jenny took charge of the netting we had been given to protect all the lovely plants from any pests and a great group effort was made to cover two of the beds with help from the odd bits of bamboo, wood and wire mesh we could find and a bit of creativity. Andy not realising his own strength managed to somehow break a pair of Secateurs, or maybe the rust had a part to play.

Joel (thanks for the pun) tried the White Currants to see if they were ripe… They weren’t. Adam tried a Raspberry to see if they were ripe… They were crunchy??! Laurie thought they could do with a bit of a pruning so gave them the care they needed. Still, the Rhubarb seemed ready so Kirk got busy pulling that up.

Meanwhile Andy, Russell D and Adam turned over and sowed Lettuce and Spinach seeds in the last empty bed and Leanne bought some Raddish plants along with her so planted those at the end of the bed and planted more of the potatoes as well. And Lucy made sure everything got a thorough watering and feeding.


A special mention goes to Andy who ran the Vitality 10k at the weekend in aid of Toms Trust which you can read a bit more about here and make a donation if you wish!

Next week… Group Runs return!!!!! I’m still waiting for a few final details but once they are in I will list the session on the website. Hopefully see you all again soon!

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