Every Day I'm Shovelling
35 runners ran 4.5km to help the Ruskin Park Community Garden and Lambeth GP Food Coop in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 28th of May 2019
- Led by Mark Gilyead
And then it was time for the SPOTM with possibly the best(worst) SPOTM ever?! This month's winner was the recipient of:
- a bookmark
- 2 luggage tags
- a couple of sachets of deep heat/freeze
- 2 t-shirts made from recycled cotton and plastic bottles
and the pièce de résistance (donated by the wonderful Katie Welford);
- A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF JOANNA LUMLEY
And the worthy winner, who smashed her 10k target by 7 and a half minutes, and recently did her 50th good deed was Aislin!!! Give her a massive cheer! 👏 👏 👏
George lead a group on an 11k run, to complete the final stage of an epic task for the Lambeth GP Food Co Op. We started a few weeks ago by emptying soil from some huge planters in Stockwell. Then they got transported to Crown Dale surgery where we moved them into position last week. And then this week it was all about filling them back up with soil.
With encouragement/entertainment from a couple of local lads, the team aced it, getting the job done, smoothing out the soil and headed back in time for a quick stretch.
The rest of us ran 4k to help Justin at Ruskin Park Community Garden. They've been doing a load of work lately to get the space looking tidy and producing lots of fruit and veg.
We were mostly in the fruit cage, using all manner of tools to de-weed and remove grass. It was pretty cosy so some of the team cut a big chunk of bramble back, which will eventually make room for more vegetable plots.
When all the excess greenery was on the compost heap, we headed back via a quick hills session. Squeezing a couple of hill reps into your run is an awesome way to improve your running form and give your cardiovascular system a boost.
We focussed on - keeping the body straight with your head up, bringing knees up higher than they normally would and using your arms and driving them back and well as forwards.
After a few reps, when everyone was sufficiently worn out, we made the run back with limited enthusiasm for red traffic light squats and lunges...
Top work everyone! 👊
Next week we're helping out at Papa's Park with some weeding and painting. Of course we'll be fitting in some 1k loops, some circuits and we'll even be delivering some posters for Age UK's Food2U project. Sign up here!
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