Diggin' In The Rain
17 GoodGymers made their way 10.0km to help the Tabard Growers in Southwark.
- Wednesday, 13th of November 2019
- Led by Ian Gostling
Wall of Honour
- Big Shout to Sam for back marking and keeping the group together, making sure Allie didn't get lost!
- Pat on the back to Anna for completing 4 Good Deeds since Saturday already!
Let’s have a Recap
Last night 17 runners braved the rain and ran 10km in total to Tabard Garden Allotments. After discussing choices of leg wear and admiring Dom's new tights we set off for a quick warm up and headcount, with Abbie making her way by bike. Our route took us up the Surrey Canal Path and along the streets of the Q1 cycle route, what started off as light rain soon turned into wet clothes! After we had sped past the entrance, we managed we locate Peter a member of the Tabard Growers who directed us to tonights task - digging!
FACT OF THE DAY The Tabard was a historic inn established in Southwark in 1307. It stood on the ancient throroughfare that led from London Bridge to Canterbury, and is mentioned by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales.
We split into 2 teams taking gloves, spades, and pick axes to remove weeds from the herb spiral and digging up soil emptying old builder sacks. The soil was soon scooped up into wheelbarrows and moved to another corner to create a new planting bed. After working solidly for 20 minutes the weeds were cleared and the diggers were delighted to get to the bottom of the soil bag, which had been sitting there for 10 years. Peter thanked us for our efforts which would have taken him 2 weeks!
Heading back we took our time, throwing in some extra squats, whilst making sure that no one got left behind - just a pair of black gloves, now in my lost & found box Anybody?
Next week we are helping out with TRAID in Peckham to get through their end of season sale stock. It will be a 5km run overall with some added fitness exercises thrown in to keep us warm!
See you next week Team! Stay Dry!
Report written by Ian Gostling
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