Group run

Fighting for Food and Running Riot around a prison!

9 runners ran 11.0km to help the Bubble & Squeak Eat in Ealing.

  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Jenni H
  • Stephanie Hall
  • Tim Curd
  • Michael Clayton
  • Ronan Moriarty
  • Simon Stannard
  • Georgia Lightbody
Tuesday, 5th of December 2017
Led by Mark Barun

For the second and final time...its been a pleasure Ealing! Thank you for making me feel welcome over the last 2 weeks.

Tonight 9 of us gathered together for an epic 10km run! And everyone started from the beginning which was helpful for me as I had 8 human sat navs carrying me through Ealing town, across roads that were busier than Santa's grotto at this time of year.

We ran to old Oak community and children's centre, although we nearly ended up in someone's house....number 76 Jen, not 75!

Once there we met Elly, who told us all about a project put together by Old Oak community centre and the primary school opposite which has its roots (literally) based in conversations at an after school club in the children's gardening project. Innocently, in discussing with the children the topic of food the subject of surplus waste came up and the young entrepreneurs jumped onto the idea of trying to eliminate waste and enable those with less have more. Elly explained that in addition these young 4 to 12 year olds having such great business acumen that they are also very creative and have designed their own festive food Christmas cards which they sell at £3.50for a pack of 10. This is what we were letting the good people of Ealing and Hammersmith borders know about this evening as we posted some 200 leaflets. If you would care to purchase some of these cards yourself feel free to check out "Bubble and Squeak Eat" online.

A big thank you Elly for welcoming us this evening.

Fully informed and clutching leaflets we studied the map and split up into 3 separate groups. There was lots of us avoiding going close to the local Wormwood Scrubs Prison, could they lock us up for putting this splendid leaflets through letter boxes reading 'No junk mail" we wondered. Michael had no fear and was happy to spend his birthday with Goodgym causing a riot.

Once back together we gave our congratulations to oneanother for such speedy work and then wished each other a Merry Christmas as we separated, heading off to different home destinations...although I'm still confused why there was no invite for birthday tea and cake Michael?

Although a little later than planned the last ones standing stuck together and finished the full 10km set out. Well done everyone wherever you finished.

Thanks again Ealing, Merry Christmas and welcome back Olivia next week ; )

Report written by Jenna Barun

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