Bags of love for advanced weeding

13 runners ran 6.2km to help the Kingston Council in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Philippa
  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Dave White
  • Claire Murphy
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Hannah Cochrane
  • Adam Stephens
  • Claire Dunne
  • Susi
  • Graham Lloyds
  • Scott Turnbull
  • Steve
Tuesday, 18th of February 2020
Led by Mark Barun

A cold February evening is nothing for Kingston GoodGym:

Mark kept us on our toes with with more crazy warmups before a lap around Hampton Wick, then back to the safe side of the river for a task with our friends ID Verde.

Weeding is nothing new for GoodGymers but this week we honed our weeding skills and qualified into ADVANCED WEEDING. We got to the ROOT of the problem and cleared mounts of dandelions, nettles and twigs. WEED have done the whole of Kingston if we had the chance but half an hour came round quickly and back we went to the Guildhall.

Well done to Philippa and Hannah's dad Steve on their first run (did you know it was bring-your-dad-to-goodgym day?!)

In our news we covered the shindig dates and venue!

The fact that this month is still #Giveitheart month so what we love about GG and we do with passion is worth shouting about

In addition there is a tweet out for support from any volunteers who fancy running on behalf of Embracing Age - it's a 10k event so if you are interested you can find their tweet on @embracingage

Sadly we also learnt of the news that our mighty leader Mark Barun is stepping back as Kingston GoodGym Run Trainer to focus more on his first passion and business as a personal fitness coach. We will miss him immensely but we are grateful for everything he's given to GoodGym Kingston since it started and wish him all the best for the future. At least we have a few more of his crazy warm ups before we have to say goodbye for good.

If anyone thinks they are up to the job of stepping into Mark's well worn trainers, get in touch!

Don't forget too that next week is the big one - 10.4km but could be a bus option back ; - )

Report written by Hannah Cochrane

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    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Hannah Cochrane
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    • Kingston upon Thames runner

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