Do I make you thorny baby?
15 runners ran 6km to help their local community in Hounslow.
- Wednesday, 26th of February 2020
- Led by Anastasia Hancock
13.1 The distance that the Big Halfers are going to run this week - good luck to all of you running, supporting and volunteering!
1 The number of free places you get in the Hackney half next year, the Asics 10k, or the Oxford half if you sign up to volunteer at the Hackney Half on 17th May. There has just been another aid station added so it's your second and final chance to sign up!.
100 The phenomenal tally of good deeds that Eloise has achieved. That is such a lot of doing good and an incredible number of miles run in the process. She definitely deserves a cheer! Well done Eloise.
Many Biscuits and cups of tea you will be rewarded with if you sign up to this great community missions on Saturday - and you can even get a parkrun in beforehand if you want! This community association really needs a hand moving mulch for their tree planting day as their members can't manage the physical activity very easily - you can really make a difference at this one.
6 the number of kilometres we ran last night to help out at Gunnersbury park. It was our third session at the old lodge which we are methodically clearing of brambles so the space can be used again. Every session we remove more - from the first time we came when we couldn't actually get onto the site, we are now reaching the walls. All the hard work is definitely going to be worth it when we finally clear the whole building and uncover the beautiful ruin.
15 Runners who came to lend a hand last night, including newly christened 'Gateman' Andy. He appears when the city needs him most, can crack any lock, scale any fence, break any code - listen for the sound of trainers on asphalt and look to the skies for the gatesignal.
40 minutes spent hacking back the brambles and uncovering strange stones in amongst them. Were they tiny diving boards, pet graves, or something even more sinister? Watch this space for the next installment of the new Gunnersbury mystery when we go back again soon.
6 days left to wait until we do it all again. Next week we're back at Chiswick allotments, helping sort out a site which is used for kids with behavioral problems. They hope to turn into a productive garden with our help. Sign up here and have a very happy week in the meantime!
Report written by Anastasia Hancock
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Trainer for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody! Member of HWAC.
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