Redbridge

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Cross-country litter picking Olympics!

20 runners ran to help the London Borough of Redbridge in Redbridge.

  • Melanie Young
  • Peter Van Tongeren
  • John D Wren
  • Sarah Wren
  • Exeter runner
  • Remy Maisel
  • Jeanette Douglas
  • Harvey Gallagher
  • Lauren
  • Jo Kitching
  • Redbridge runner
  • Jess
  • Linda
  • James Clare
  • Jessica
  • Klara Kjellgren
  • Exeter runner
  • Julia
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Sara Powell
 
Sunday, 17th of January 2021
 
Led by Julia

IMPRESSIVE effort from all across the country with some very impressive finds! Well done to everyone who got out there for their daily exercise and helped their local area by making it a nicer place for a walk!

I'm not gonna lie, I've failed to decided on the winners as I think you all deserve a medal for doing good on your walk, so many people just walk past the rubbish but you actually picked it up on your Sunday Walk! high five to all

However, there were some fantastic (and sometimes gross) finds that are worth a mention me thinks:

  • Not only Lucy R found ski-goggles, she also got a shout out on BBC6 radio for litter picking in Exeter! A celebrity!:)

  • James and Linda had a few 'interesting' finds but a huge Kalashnikov toy-gun and a plait(!) are worthy of a mention!

  • Dharmesh was unfortunate enough to find a pee sample.... Sorry buddy!

  • Peter once again found some condom wrappers, I'm really starting to wonder where he does his litter-picking! he he :)

  • Ceiling was very creative on her litter picking adventure by using her bike as a wheely bin of sorts, meaning she can use the biggest bag there is to pick a lot of litter quickly! Genius!

  • Sarah and John found many interesting items, but I think finding a Well Done Sticker was very apt for what they did!

  • Jess made her local park a much nicer place and in the process found a toy walkie talkie!

  • Jo managed to a variety of sports balls that included a golf ball and a tennis ball and possibly a piece of a broken surfboard!

  • Jo managed to find a shoe but only one, wonder where the other shoe dropped.... I know I know lol

  • Sara managed to find a cat carrier, thankfully with no cats inside!!!

  • Jeanette definitely deserves a medal for most bags collectd - 6 bags of rubbish!!!

  • Remy managed to multi-task by litter picking and dog walking with tow bags in one hand! That's what I call a dedication!

  • Lauren gets a in-action litter picker badge by picking up CO2 cannisters as they were thrown by some unpleasant litter tossers at a roundabout - well done! She also found a pram!!!

I hope I mentioned everyone who provided the details, it's been so lovely to read about your litter picking - you've just been super heroes for doing this on your Sunday walk! Keep it going:)

Report written by Julia


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Linda
Linda
Tuesday January 19th, 2021 07:38

I’m inspired by the Wheelie Bin Bike

Tower Hamlets runner
Tower Hamlets runner
Tuesday January 19th, 2021 20:07

Thank you for the report Julia!

Tower Hamlets runner
Tower Hamlets runner
Tuesday January 19th, 2021 20:13

Aw... I'm thrilled🚲🚴🏻‍♀️ 🚮

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Julia
Led by Julia

GoodGym Area Activator for Redbridge. Slow and steady runner, nature lover and community believer:)

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  • Report Writers

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Remy Maisel
    • Jeanette Douglas
  • Photographers

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    • Peter Van Tongeren
    • John D Wren
    • Sarah Wren
    • Exeter runner
    • Remy Maisel
    • Jeanette Douglas
    • Lauren
    • Jo Kitching
    • Redbridge runner
    • Jess
    • Linda
    • James Clare
    • Jessica
    • Klara Kjellgren
    • Exeter runner
    • Tower Hamlets runner
    • Sara Powell

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