Group run

Glove Actually

20 runners ran 5.0km to help the Mildmay Community Centre and Ramsey Flowers Group in Islington.

  • Steve Coman
  • Paul Bown
  • Amelia
  • Benedict Lumley
  • Frances Powrie
  • Meg Lewis
  • Islington runner
  • Graham Atkins
  • James Gilbert
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Sally
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Caz Steer
  • Heather Sturgess
  • Daniel Milne
  • S.Tilley
  • Ben Pethybridge
  • Chrissie Eckhart
  • Nicoletta D'Elia
  • Haus Mehrens
Monday, 1st of July 2019
Led by Paul Bown

20 Goodgymers ran 4-6k to help Ramsey Flowers Group and Mildmay Community Centre!

Welcome along to Haus, Amelia and Heather whose first time it was last night - woop woop!

In the news this week:

  1. Well done to Graham who did Finsbury Park 5k on Friday and Sally who did the Maverick 15k on Saturday!
  2. This Saturday is the Night of the PB's - more details here and sign up to volunteer here.
  3. We've got a couple of Community Missions coming up: helping CREOS and Notting Hill Genesis

Mildmay Community Centre Report:

A group of us ran to Mildmay Community Centre where the very well prepared gardener took us out to the garden where we'd be working. After everyone eventually found a left and a right glove we got to it - weeding around the edge of several planters, removing ivy from a fence line, and clearing the ground around a rare apple tree then surrounding it with fresh compost.


There was talk of a competition to see which of the planters could be rendered the most terrifically weed-free, but in the end it was pretty obvious that we'd all put in a winning performance. Nice work team.

Ramsey Flowers N1 Report:

Ten of us headed to Ramsey Flowers N1, which are a local group who look after the area behind the Rose Bowl - including St Paul's Walk. We met Becky who gave us a few tools and bags, and then tasked us with wedding and sweeping the park area.

We focused a lot on generally cutting things back and tidying up the borders of the flower beds. During our tidy up we saw Dawn and people from Rose Bowl, they are lookikg forward to us helping next week. Over 30 minutes we got tons done, bagging up 7 bags of weeds and debris.

Next we took on a conditioning and sprints game, took a group picture and ran home. An all around great evening of Goodgym!

Sign up for next week here when we'll be helping the Single Homeless Project and Rose Bowl.

PB out

Report written by Paul Bown

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Paul Bown

Paul Bown
Previous Trainer for Camden and Islington, England Athletics Qualified Endurance Coach, 2h51 marathoner, & big sweet potato advocate

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • James Gilbert
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • James Gilbert
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Sally
    • James Gilbert

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