Go with the GLOW
29 GoodGymers made their way 6.1km to help the GLOWS Tulse Hill in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 12th of November 2019
30 excellent GoodGymmers met at Papa's Park on a particularly chilly Tuesday evening for this week's group run.
First of all, we welcomed two lovely new runners Harriet and Nick.
We then heard about some upcoming GoodGym events to get involved with:
- A fun community mission at the O2 in Greenwich supporting the Rainbow Trust charity this Saturday morning/early afternoon.
- A Dulwich parkrun takeover with our friends from GoodGym Southwark on Saturday 23rd November.
- The monthly GoodGym Lambeth parkrun and brunch social at Brockwell Park on Saturday 30th November.
- Pub after the GoodGym Lambeth group run next Tuesday 19th November.
Back to tonight, Victoria led an excellent warm-up that involved herding the chickens (as all good warm ups should).
Next, Freyja and Tim led a small-but-perfectly-formed team to complete our flyering for the brilliant Repowering who are installing solar panels in two local primary schools and encouraging local people to invest in shares to tackle climate change and benefit the community - LOVELY STUFF. They blitzed this super speedily and even had time to run an extra loop on their way back to base - what a group of heroes.
Meanwhile, the rest of us headed up the hill to a NEW TASK at GLOWS - a community co-working space. Sam and I led a direct party pace route while Victoria and Phil led a longer route. We arrived and met the lovely Magdelena who explained with great amusement that they had mistaken the choir who met there for us - WHOOPS!!! Once we had clarified that we were the runners, we got down to work moving some big tables with some lovely background music from said choir, including local classics such as Lambeth Walk and some festive favourites to get us in that Christmassy spirit. Whilst half the group shifted some HUGE tables, the other half did some FITNESS, making sure we kept warm in the chilly night air. And then we swapped, so everyone got to do some lifting and some fitness. Because that's what GoodGym is all about.
Heading down the hill back to base, the two task groups merged smoothly together, as if by magic. After some final stretches, we enjoyed MORE CAKE (definitely not stringing this whole Bake Off thing out, honest...), courtesy of Aislin (EXCELLENTLY chocolatey chocolate cake) and me (Yorkshire parkin because, well, Yorkshire, obviously).
Thank you everyone, BRILLIANT WORK. Join us next week for some more good deeds with the lovely John, what may be the last week of Bake Off cake, and PUB NIGHT (and you wouldn't want to miss that).
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