Group run

Bites of passage

22 runners ran 8.3km to help the Antrim Allotments in Camden.

  • Pritesh Mistry
  • Steve Coman
  • Ricardo Sinclair
  • George
  • Rosie Ashworth
  • Samantha
  • Camden runner
  • CJ Jessup
  • Abi Perrin
  • Tilly Dyson
  • Beth Sawyer
  • Steven Jarman
  • Ruth Gray
  • Suraj
  • Francesca Deleon
  • Simon Dennis
  • Eleanor Dixie
  • Rea Qunta
  • Pippa A
  • Xanthy Papageorgiou
  • Anna
  • Paul N
Wednesday, 21st of August 2019
Led by Pritesh Mistry

21 incredible people joined me in Camden to run 8km and help at Antrim Allotments!

As GG HQ work hard to find you the right replacement for Paul, little old me will be looking after you and trying to bring some balance to the force over the next few weeks.

The king is dead, long live the... interim king

It was a week of new things with me in charge, meeting Helen the new chair at Antrim and the following runners joining GG for the first time: a big GGC welcome to Anna and Paul!

After confusing everyone by turning right out of the Crick we did the usual briefing, warmed up and went through the news:

  • Congrats to all that took part in the penultimate GG Big Six race of the year at Bath Two Tunnels. Don't forget the final race is in September in Edinburgh. Details here!

  • GG is turning TEN! Come to the party at City Hall and tell us what GG means to you here!

  • Finally get the 5th September in the diary, it's the date of the next GG social. Also get the 8th November saved as I hear its going to be a special social!

On to the night at hand, with one task tonight we ran in a big group with Louise middle-marking and Abi and Rosie back marking (thanks!). Its a decent route to Antrim but hills are unavoidable! We worked hard and everyone put loads of effort in. Once we arrived at Antrim we met Helen the new chair of the allotments and she showed everyone the tasks! The allotments were looking particularly lush but there were still patches that needed work. The order of play today was mainly weeding and clearing with a healthy dose of digging too!

We had a strong 20 mins of hard work sadly the insects were hard at work too and sadly not many escaped with out bites. Must remember that citronella spray next time! Before we knew it the time had passed and so we returned our tools, said goodbye and posed for a group photo!

We took a different route home and split into a Rosie group and an Other group. The other group took a more leisurely pace but also conquered Primrose Hill (sorry Abi) whilst the Rosie group hurried home at pace.

After a stretch outside the Crick we siad our goodbyes and headed home, as ever a trusty, or should that be thirsty group headed for 'impromptu' drinks at the Somers Town Coffeehouse.

Thanks and see you all next week - task is being confirmed but you can sign up here!


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Pritesh Mistry

Pritesh Mistry
GoodGym Brent Trainer; GG Race Team Chairman & Treasurer; qualified EA/GG Run Leader. Used to do socials.

Runners helping out

  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Abi Perrin
    • Rosie Ashworth
    • Steve Coman

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