Oxford

Group run

Everything including the kitchen sink

20 runners ran 2.6km to help the Oxford City Council in Oxford.

  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Lorenzo
  • Rachael H
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Julia
  • Sarah
  • Jessica Lorimer
  • Sarah McFadden
  • Angus Grant
  • Vicky Arnold
  • Holly
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Foster
  • Louise Hall
  • Katie Fellows
  • Zoe
  • Shati Patel
  • Thomas Heath
  • Ben Gremson
  • Megan
 
Wednesday, 19th of January 2022
 
Led by Anwen Greenaway

In a dark, dark city,
There was a dark, dark road,
And off that dark, dark road,
There was a dark, dark path,
And along that dark, dark path,
There was a dark, dark school,
And a dark, dark brook,
And a dark, dark nature reserve,
And dark, dark allotments.
And all of them were blighted by litter,
Blowing in from the dark, dark path.

It was certainly a dark, dark, cold, cold night for litter picking last night!

It was well worth wrapping up warm, donning our hi-vis and head torches and patrolling the paths and cycle ways of Boundary Brook area to clear up the litter and fly-tipping. It's a litter grot spot just where you wouldn't want one (I mean, we don't want them anywhere, but this is particularly bad) - by two primary schools, edging a waterway and a nature reserve, and one of the worst areas is right outside the Children's Allotment.

We filled a couple of dozen litter bags with masks, cans, newspapers, takeaway cartons, and all the usual litter suspects. More surprising were the lengths of carpet, kitchen sink and assorted other flytipping!

Welcome to GoodGym Megan!

Report written by Anwen Greenaway


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Suzanne Vost
Suzanne Vost
Thursday January 20th, 2022 17:55

Great report and fantastic work! Well done

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Anwen Greenaway
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

Runners helping out
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    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Rachael H
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Vicky Arnold
    • Bethan Greenaway

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