Don't Stand Bow Close To Me
9 runners ran 4.0km to help the Tower Hamlets Trees for Streets in Tower Hamlets.
- Monday, 13th of September 2021
- Led by Laura Williams
Not a bad-sized group for this evening's task, joining the wonderful Trees for Streets team for the second time.
But first, the workout...
Team GG showed up early in pretty St Stephen's Green a little earlier than our Task Owners, to enjoy a short workout (and few Cadburys Heroes). We sped through some slow-out-fast-back shuttle runs; endless squat variations and speed skating, and other lower body warm-ups, before handing over to the brilliant Lizzie and Simeon for tonight's intro and instructions.
Armed with A3 maps, highlighters galore and the best local knowledge going, we were soon divided into three teams, over two Bow wards.
Those brush letterboxes
It was a busy evening out on these bustling East London streets but we all managed to blitz our areas: no letterbox too tough; no dog bark too ferocious, no street too long. We did good.
And it was really great to get the opportunity to chat to residents, some of whom opened their front doors (mainly those who heard us wrestling with those pesky brush letterboxes), to come out and find out what all the fuss was about: "Trees, I tell you, it's all about the trees"
We arranged to meet back at the Lord Morpeth after 8, to compare our leftover leaflet stash; flyering anecdotes, pics and post-task plans.
Well. Done. All.
What a team.
A huge shout-out to Simon, who not only took the reins at dividing up all those many streets into teams, but who's also just became the most recent member of our Task Force. Amazing stuff.
And to Charlotte who took some great pics, and to all those who showed up to this step-heavy, productive task tonight.
Until next week, folks.
Report written by Laura Williams
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