Gnome Sweet Gnome
23 runners ran 2.0km to help the AgeUK East London, AgeUK East London, and Hollybush Estate in Tower Hamlets.
- Monday, 25th of November 2019
- Led by Laura Williams
A good sized crew
We were a decent sized crew tonight as we gathered in an extremely warm hotel room to prepare for this evening's activity.
We were lucky to have our evening started off by lovely Rosie from AgeUK, who had come to personally deliver the leaflets on the new Sparko service, and also to tell GG Tower Hamlets about what AgeUK are doing locally, and how we may be able to be involved in the months ahead.
We then headed to our hotel steps where we proceeded to run through a little warm up before dividing into two groups for tonight's tasks. Isabelle, Lieke, Steve and Becky were heading to all four corners of Bethnal Green to distribute the leaflets, while I took the remaining runners around the corner to Keddlestone Walk Community Centre on the Hollybush Estate where task owners Michael and Margaret greeted us with rakes, wheelbarrows and Basil the dog, to take us to this evening's task, which was a large leaf clearing operation.
As is the case week in, week out, the runners worked tirelessly - at 7.45 the WhatsApp group was buzzing with the leafleters demanding to know where we were, such was the speed of their efforts, while at 8.05, barely a leaf remained in the garden, and we headed to the basketball court to commence tonight's speed session.
The Basketball Court Beasting
Led by Steve, Becky and Jo, two groups headed around Middleton Green at different speeds, trying to catch one another. Arriving back at base, no sooner had they caught their breath, than we moved swiftly onto incline push ups, the inamous booty blaster and the lunge skip.
We then jogged back to base and proceeded to run through an extensive stretching cooldown, focusing on our ITBs with a vengeance tonight!
Amazing, amazing, wonderful stuff, team TH.
And lastly, a massive happy 50th run to our Jo, who tonight reached her 50th run. It's so lovely to see you so often, and you contribute so much to our group. Thank you, and here's to many more.
What's coming up next week...
Next week to head back to Oxford House, for another evening of hustle and bustle indoor activity, with the wonderful Deborah, followed by the cardio & core workout.
Until then, have a totally brilliant week.
Report written by Laura Williams
Discuss this report
Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.
Runners helping out
Take photos for the run report
Make sure that no one is left behind
Share the love
Become a member
with an optional £9.95 monthly donation
- Run to help older people
- Access sessions across the country
- Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance