Double Trouble, Toil and Rubble
41 GoodGymers made their way 3.3km to help the Urban Growth London in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 19th of November 2019
- Led by John Hunter
A WHOPPING 39 RUNNERS braced the 3-degree chillz 🥶 to help not one but TWO organisations on Tuesday night.
One group turned into a postie 📫 squad for the evening and delivered almost 1,000 flyers ✈️ for a local primary school around the Brixton area, whilst the other group headed up to Stockwell to shift a lot of earth 🌍 for a community garden.
We warmly (once we were inside) welcome some fantastic new runners this evening, so head over and give a cheer to Anna, Jon, Ranulph, Sarah, Shauna and Becca! 👋🏽👋🏻👋🏼👋🏿
INTERMISSION: Please find below the mathematical equation that validates this report's pun:
DOUBLE TROUBLE: we split into TWO groups, doing TWO tasks and thus helping TWO organisations
TOIL: the Spurgeon Estate group was subjected to some gruelling lifting on-task and some pumping bodyweight drills afterwards. The Richard Atkins group had to shift over 900 flyers in 30 minutes.
AND: a truth-functional operator of logical conjunction
RUBBLE: we had to move a shit tonne of rubble
Please send pun of the month award and / or prize money to: Goodgym Lambeth, Papa's Park, Brixton
Ok, onto the actual run reports. First, Tom Benson and the Richard Atkins Primary flyering squad:
So me and a merry band of 16 Goodgymers hopped on the good foot and jogged up Brixton hill to Richard Atkins Primary School. Where we met Owen who gave us our mission, which was he had 1,000 leaflets promoting their early years centre which had spaces available in January and they wanted us to spread the word around the area.
As every single person in Tom's group said,
I believe I can fly(er)
So getting into teams of 2, folks splits up and got leafleting. Within 20 minutes we had covered the surrounding area all that was left was the long road home. So split into two teams we efficiently worked like a goodgym caterpilla and made our way down the 1 km road making sure we posted to every door. All in all we delivered around 900 leaflets. All that was left was to jog back and stretch it off. Nice one team, you were all great posties.
And then, the Spurgeon Estate team:
23 of us headed 1.8k up to Stockwell to meet Fred, an organiser of the Spurgeon Estate community gardens. The gardens have recently expanded, turning an area called 'The Secret Garden' from a locked-up wasteland into a productive and beautiful garden with raised beds (which we helped build back in July) and lots of edible nature that goes straight onto the plates of those on the Estate. Fred needed a huge team to shift some displaced earth and rubble, which had been bagged up in the garden and was soon to be taken away - but guess what IT NEEDED TO BE OUT ON THE STREET FOR COLLECTION. Not a problem for these guys.
As Fred said when she saw us arrive,
I knew you moved rubble when you came in
There's only so much you can say about moving sacks of dirt but the highlight was one of the most highly-functioning (and sassy) GOODGYM LAMBETH HUMAN CHAINS ever seen. A lot of people had a go at thinking of chain puns because we were so proud of the chain. Here are but a few:
- A chain of scenery will do your good
- No chain, no gain
- A chain is as good as a rest
And then we ran back to Papa's for the classic 3-team competitive bodyweight drills. Everybody won. The end.
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