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Edge of glory

6 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in Southwark.

  • Lindy Macfarlane
  • Sam Lefevre
  • York runner
  • Daryl Shaw
  • Maria
  • Jitka Navratilova
Saturday, 9th of December 2023
Led by Sam Lefevre

Daryl, Jitka, Lindy, Louise, Maria and Sam met up Simon at Thorlands Gardens. He instantly apologised after an unsuccessful group run to Thorlands on Wednesday night, but we all came to do what we couldn't do then.

It was Jitka's first official GoodGym session after coming for the group run on Wednesday evening. This time she managed to see the gardens in daylight and get stuck in with the task after we collected the tools from the Walled Garden. We made our way into the Forest Garden to start on two edging areas.

Daryl and Lindy worked together to continue on the edging from the bed that we started about three months ago (and left it due to the wasp nest) to work around the wasp nest and headed towards the gate post.

The second duo: Jitka and Maria started on the edging from the tarmac (by the old swings) to the post by the bamboo.

Louise and Sam took it in turns to saw logs as we needed more than what we had prepared last Saturday.

After an hour and 10 minutes, we had finished both tasks. More sawing and putting down mulch would be the tasks for next Saturday, our last session at Thorlands for 2023!

Report written by Sam Lefevre

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Sam Lefevre
Led by Sam Lefevre

Southwark Area Activator since Sept 2021 Ultra runner (when I'm crazy), otherwise I stick to anything under a marathon... 🏃🏻

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