Tower Hamlets

Group run

#GG10 - Cars in Their Eyes

25 runners ran 4.0km to help the Barts Volunteers and Tower Hamlets Council in Tower Hamlets.

  • Jo
  • David Stoker
  • Martin Quinlan
  • Siobhan Freel
  • Rosie Ashworth
  • Tim Bell
  • Lucy Victor
  • Steve
  • Laura Williams
  • Haringey runner
  • Si
  • Nurjehan
  • Liz Baxter
  • Joel Waugh
  • Eimear
  • Leo
  • Katherine Webb
  • David Vernon
  • Dave Gowenlock
  • Ahmed Eid Yamany
  • Susanna Wright
  • Maelle Pelisson
  • Johnny
  • Emma
  • Rohan
Monday, 16th of September 2019
Led by Laura Williams

Flags and frolics

25 runners stood on the Town Hall Hotel steps this evening to pose with our phenomenal flag as we celebrated GoodGym being 10.

This was a truly terrific task tonight: we were heading down to the Royal London to meet with Barts Volunteers and Tower Hamlets Councill for a combined effort, and with some new faces which is always one of the biggest joys of the night.

Yes, we said hello to the brilliant Siobhan from Newham, and first time runner Katherine who offered smiles, the hardest of work, and generally an all-round amazing contribution. Thank you and please come back soon. And we were so lucky too to be joined by Nurjehan and Rita who were on loan from Haringey, and wanted to celebrate #GG10 by running “where it all began”.

So. After a brief warm up and the weekly debate about which route to take, (“Fewer traffic lights would be good, what do you all think?”. “This is London, Laura, there are quite a few lights.”), we set out (weaving our way passed the many arrivals to York Hall for London Fashion Week activity).

We ran at a decent pace, with Eimear being the world’s best backmarker this week, and doing her utmost to keep the group together.

Two tasks, two TASK OWNERS

We arrived at the hospital to the warmest of welcomes from Nancy of Barts Volunteers, and James from Tower Hamlets Council.

Tasks were assigned and the team sped off:

  • One team headed out with James and Mark to the front of the hospital to blitz the hotel grounds in a litter pick-and-a-half.
  • Another team headed out front to get some new plants bedded into the planters by the A&E entrance.
  • A third team headed to our favourite John Harrison Garden where Nancy took a team through a big operation of litter-picking, pruning and weeding the planters. The whole area looked beautiful by 8.15pm.

We picked, we pruned, we dug…We didn’t stop. Another glorious night.

Speedwork & cider

The time flew as always and before we knew it we head (and sped) back to base with our favourite greyhound-and-hare game: me leading the hares and David S brilliantly and slickly leading the greyhounds, for a blinding bit of speedwork to end the night with. Thank. You. All.

And then we all headed to our favourite bar, for a fantastic impromptu school night swifty to say cheerio to David V, who leaves us this week, and who will be much missed. David has contributed heaps in his relatively short time with us, from throwing himself into every task to providing us with some truly fine puns.

Will you check OUT what we have coming up?

Now, what’s up next. Well, the #GG10 celebrations continue as Task Force member Kat is running the most fabulous parkrun activity this weekend as part of #SuperSaturday. Join Kat and the crew for some pacing, marshalling, cake-eating and litter-picking in the park.

And next week, we’re back to two-tasking it again, as we head to Hollybush for some Autumn overhauling of the garden, and an all-new task at Canal Community Garden (yes, it’s on the canal – exciting!) to help Sally with a variety of tasks. So come on – make it an Autumn to remember and get your name down now.

But until then, make sure you have THE best week: enjoy the squirrels, enjoy the conkers, enjoy the sun as you pound the pavement, and take the very best of care of your lovely selves.

Report written by Laura Williams

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Tuesday September 17th, 2019 11:22

Laura, Laura, Laura,
You really are a GG Gem! I'm delighted you welcomed us to celebrate the marking of the beginning of GG. Fabulous to be supported by a great team of GG Hamlets.
You are so much fun. A buzzing way to start the working week.
And thank you from a giggling GGymer.
Here's to a golden GG week of celebrations.
Much love and appreciation
GG Haringey

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Tuesday September 17th, 2019 16:27

Thank you for this incredibly generous feedback for Tower Hamlets! We LOVE seeing you, and loved celebrating #GG10 with you. Enjoy your week of GG celebrations, and come and see us VERY soon.

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 18:36

Laura it was AMAZING to meet you and all of Tower Hamlets Good Gym yesterday! Nurjehan has already covered it much better than I could but just wanted to reiterate how much fun we had and how welcomed we felt! Great photos too! Definitely coming back soon! ~Rita

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Monday September 23rd, 2019 08:14

Thank you Rita, and apologies for the delay in acknowledging this wonderful feedback. Thanks for all your input to a fabulous night, and hope to see you soon.

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Laura Williams
Led by Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Eimear
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Rosie Ashworth
    • Leo

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