Waltham Forest

Group run

Girls Just Wanna Have RUN

5 GoodGymers made their way 3.8km to help the St Mary Walthamstow Churchyard in Waltham Forest.

  • Rebecca
  • Ruby Daly
  • Charlotte
  • Redbridge runner
  • Sinead
Wednesday, 3rd of August 2022
Led by Redbridge runner
Muggy evening but marvelous company!

Arriving We were meeting at the Greenleaf church and I was wondering where everyone was at 6.40pm... but it turns out ladies were waiting at the front of the church, whilst I was inside at the back:) We had a lovely suprise and welcomed Sinead for her first ever goodgym session! Sadly Sinead hasn't signed up and I haven't taken her details so Sinead - if you're reading this, please leave a comment below to identify yourself:).


Girls Justs Wanna Have RUN This week we are once again back with another 80s song reference. Let's just face it - it was the best era for cool tunes;)! We started tonight's session with a warm up and then nice and gently jogged to the Lloyds Park, around it and made our way onto the Forest Rd. Those who've been to the session before started throwing in sounds of terror because they knew what was coming... Yes, The Hurst Hill of Hell was upon us but like a group of amazons we sprinted up like it was nothing, OK we jogged up composed, OK we moaned and groaned and swore to make it to the top...!!!! Great heart rate buster this! But once at the top we pushed on to the end of the road and arrived nicely warmed up (an understatement) for a session at the St. Mary's churchyard.

Spreading the seed Tim the gardener had a lovely surprise of a task for us - we had a task of collecting wildflower seeds from the grounds of the church but also across the road where a nice wildflower meadow had plenty of seeds to collect. Tim kindly explained to us how different seed pods and seeds look, showed us a variety of wildflowers such as cornflower, california and other poppies, nigella and many more. It was a gentle and relaxing task and gave us a chance to get to know each other, especially Sinead! After a quick 40 or so minutes we gently jogged to Greenleaf, remembering to take a group selfie photo and stretched down on arrival.

A lovely session !

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Thursday August 4th, 2022 20:39

Hi! Thanks so much for welcoming me. I’ll be back next week! Sinead

Redbridge runner
Redbridge runner
Friday August 5th, 2022 08:59

That’s great! See you then:)

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Julia (Redbridge)
Led by Julia (Redbridge)

GoodGym Area Activator for Redbridge. Slow and steady runner, nature lover and community believer:)

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