Islington

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Back to the Cax! (feeling SAW after the GG Olympics...)

24 runners ran to help the Caxton House in Islington.

  • Sam Chapman
  • Paul Bown
  • Aidan Padfield
  • Meg Lewis
  • Islington runner
  • Graham Atkins
  • James Gilbert
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Alix Guerber
  • Claire Choe
  • Newham runner
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Al Smith
  • Ellie Austin
  • Islington runner
  • Tilly Dyson
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Tom McCann
  • Heather
  • Daniel Milne
  • Pete Benwell
  • Sarah Tilley
  • Elly
  • Andrea Castegnaro
 
Monday, 5th of August 2019
 
Led by Paul Bown

Really nice to catch up with our lovely GG Islington crew after a thrilling weekend of athletic sportyness and exciting adventures. Well done to everyone who represented their local borough at the Goodgym Olympics last Saturday- an amazing time was had by all (The report has been posted here if you want to catch up with some highlights). Massive congratulations to Kike and Tilly for cycling in the Ride London 100 on Sunday- and for still having legs for Goodgym deeds the day after!

Classic task tonight, an old favourite at Caxton House Community Centre, helping with gardening and weeding tasks before the Hill Rise Summer Festival this Saturday (which we are invited to). Our group were separated into two teams- team one tackling the trees and bushes around the main entrance and the car park with secateurs, trimmers and saws, and team two weeded and cleared moss and plants from the patio, and generally made the place look presentable for guests. Great to see our newest Goodgymmer Samantha Chapman getting stuck in, and our tallest Goodgym members making light work of removing some old curtains from inside the hall. Graham Atkins did some quality branch smashing too, by jumping up and down in a skip- top work!

We made our way back along Hornsey Road, and topped of the evening with a few stretches by the Emirates Stadium. Come and join us next week for the amazing Paul Bown's final Goodgym task as Islington Trainer, starting with a trip to the Rose Bowl Community Centre, and finishing with drinks and pizza at the Victoria Tavern (sign up here).

If you are looking for more opportunities for fun and festivities, the Goodgym Monthly Social is happening this Thursday at the lovely Mulberry Bush pub near Gabriel's Wharf, Bankside. Should be a blast, don't miss it!

Have an absolutely cracking week, folks!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice


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