Group run

Getting to the Root of the matter

4 GoodGymers made their way 6.3km to help their local community in Barnet.

  • Rachel Melinek
  • Moya Malekin
  • Yesika Garcia Quintana
  • Kubilay Kara
Tuesday, 2nd of April 2024
Led by Moya Malekin

4 GoodGymers Rachel, Yesika, Kubilay and Moya braved the drizzling rain to run 3km to our local Tiny Forest, providing a haven of carbon capture growth and wildlife habitat next to the north circular road. This was the first run after the clocks had gone forwards, giving some welcome evening light on the way there, and to explore the forest. It was lovely to see the young green leaves starting to cover the trees. We decided to tackle some of the weeds starting to take over the lower areas (which I remember from experience get very big after a summer's growth!) - pulling out thistles, dandelions and some dock, especially around the base of the young trees, and to give other plants a chance to establish themselves. Kubilay definitely won the award for the most impressive roots extraction - all without implements!

We then all made our way back to the Phoenix cinema, running through puddles and getting a lot wetter in the process, clocking up a respectable 6km in total. We're looking forward to checking up on the Tiny Forest to see how it develops over the next few months.

Report written by Moya Malekin

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Paul Salman
Paul Salman
Tuesday April 2nd, 2024 22:00

Well done all!!

Tuesday April 2nd, 2024 22:04

Great work considering the bad weather ! @kubilay had advantage as he had been practising the weed pulling at the weekend! Well done everyone !

Kubilay Kara
Kubilay Kara
Thursday April 4th, 2024 16:28


Kubilay Kara
Kubilay Kara
Thursday April 4th, 2024 16:31

I just hope that some of the plants that were pulled out were not intentionally planted carrots or beets 🙂.

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Moya Malekin
Led by Moya Malekin

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GoodGymers helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Kubilay Kara

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