Huddersfield

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GoodGym have a Right Bulb Moment

2 runners ran 6km to help the Friends of Gledholt Woods in Huddersfield.

  • Saul Muldoon
  • Kati Law
 
Sunday, 19th of January 2020
 
Led by Saul Muldoon

A GoodGym Huddersfield beginners run combined with a Community Mission at Gledholt Woods....this promised to be a busy morning. Unfortunately due to late dropouts there was just Kati and myself for the 3K run to Gledholt Woods in crisp conditions and stunning winter sunlight.

However upon arriving there were already a number of GoodGymmers and other Friends of Gledholt Woods busy planting some of the 4000 bulbs kindly provided by Kirklees Council for the group to plant. So with a barrowload of bulbs to plant we quickly got stuck in. The process was simple, someone would cut a hole with a spade or trowel and the planters would follow along, dropping 4-5 bulbs in each hole. As all GoodGymmers know many hands make light work, and alongside Kati and myself, Leeds GoodGymmer Rachel Cooney and her mum Gillian had turned and also Huddersfield stalwart Ben Godfrey. This is not to mention the dozen or so Friends of Gledholt Woods who were all planting away with us.

The bags of Crocus, Hyacinth and Allium bulbs were soon being gradually emptied as together the group worked and chatted, knowing that the fruits of their labours would be apparent for all in the spring. I will make sure that we do a GoodGym run via the woods sometime so we can appreciate our efforts too. Thanks to all for a cracking morning’s work.

Report written by Saul Muldoon


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