Doughnut Tread On The Baby Trees
16 runners ran 4.0km to help the Friends of Lordship Rec in Haringey.
- Wednesday, 21st of August 2019
- Led by Euclides Montes
Kudos, Kudos, Kudos
Loads of new faces this week! Yes! Send some love to Liz, John and erm John who were joining us for the first ever GoodGym run. They were aces. Also special shout out to Rhiannon, joining us for her maiden Haringey GoodGym run. She was a Haringey natural! Boom!
Scythe Of The Times
Our 16 wonderful GoodGymmers congregated in the last sunny patch of grass in Tottenham Green Pools, where Nurjehan crowned her triumphant return from holiday by leading a very spirited warm up session, peppered with praises for Goodgym tourism.
We then took the scenic route to Lordship Rec, running through beautiful Downhills Park, before meeting Sally from Friends of Lordship Rec outside Broadwater Farm Community Centre.
We were dismayed and incredibly relieved in equal measures to find out we would not be using super sharp scythes but Sally armed us instead with a multitude of wheelbarrows, rakes, forks, and gloves and put us to work.
A couple of sections of the Rec had been scythed earlier in the day and our task was to collect the hay left behind and use it to create doghnut-shaped nests around a number of baby trees and some more mature trees that might need extra moisture over summer.
Our GoodGymmers split into a few groups and set to work. These doughnuts might not have been covered in sprinkles but that didn't stop us from digging into them with gusto and about half hour of work later, the fields looked great, if we say so ourselves.
Having put the tools away and bid farewell to Sally, we had an easy-peasy uphill squat relay race, and we then dashed back home with a spring in our step.
Next week, we'll be saying hello to the turtles and cacti at Wolves Lane Centre - join us!
Report written by Euclides Montes
Discuss this report
When there's always biscuits in the tin, what's the fun in biscuits?
Runners helping out
Take photos for the run report
Make sure that no one is left behind
Share the love
Join us on the next run
We're Visiting The Haringey Foodbank
Wednesday 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Led by Euclides Montes
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Become a member
Optional £9.95 monthly donation
- Run to help older people
- Get the support of a qualified trainer
- Access group runs across the country
- Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance