Good things come in Trees
20 runners ran 5.0km to help their local community in Southwark.
- Wednesday, 8th of January 2020
- Led by Ian Gostling
Wall of honour
- Big Thanks to Sam for back marking and keeping the group together
- High-five to Karen and James for completing their first Group Run with us!
Let's have a recap
Its 2020! And kicking off the January Challenge we had 20 runners in our first Group of the new year in Southwark! We ran 5km overall to the drop-off collection for Christmas trees in the beautiful Telegraph Hill Park.
After a quick warm up shaking off the Christmas cobwebs, we made a zigzag route through Nunhead and into the border of Lewisham. With eagle eyes we spotted 5 large Christmas trees left beside the road and carried them as a team up the hill to the park.
Next up we played a game of heads or tails, letting luck decide whether to complete an easy or hard exercise! Despite a bit of confusion about the rules everyone took part energetically! We finished off with a hill sprint relay with Allie's team taking home the win!
FACT OF THE DAY Around 8 million Christmas trees are bought every year. When a 2 metre Christmas tree is recycled it will reduce the carbon footprint by 80% rather than ending up in landfill.
We looped once more around the outside of the park but didn't find any more discarded trees, so we headed back to BATCH who were kindly storing our stuff this week after a mishap with the keys to Old Spike!
The next group run is an additional start session this Saturday 11th. Starting at 9.45am at the Lodge Space Cafe next to Southwark Park, we will be running 2.5km in total to our friends at Galleywall Nature Reserve. Sign up here
Next week we will be running 8km in total to help out at Crisis store in Elephant and Castle. Sign up here
See you soon for more good deeds!
Report written by Ian Gostling
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