Group run

Hanky Petanque-y

11 runners ran 3.5km to help the Friends of Larkhall Park in Lambeth.

  • Mark Gilyead
  • Sarah Beck
  • Magdalena Bujar
  • Rebecca
  • Jessie Adams
  • Shauna
  • Nathan Wood
  • Edmund Gritten
  • Rebecca Hendry
  • Deni
  • Ben
Tuesday, 7th of September 2021
Led by Mark Gilyead

What an absolutely gorgeous evening for doing some good! ☀️

This evening we met at a buzzing Papa's Park. The music was blaring, the cafe was open and Valcie came to say hello!

We briefly discussed our favourite beverages for a day such as today (including several healthy and soft choices!) 🥵 and then we got going to Larkhall Park's petanque pitch/court/arena(???) which had definitely seen better days...

There we met Alex who gave us very clear instructions of our task:

  • Uproot a load of weeds that had gone wild around the edge of the pitch
  • Rake the gravel into piles
  • Shovel the gravel into wheelbarrows
  • Wheel the gravel to the big pile at the edge of the park so it can be reused

It was a proper workout but most of us switched up jobs so we didn't get too tired. Ed kept going on his weeding patch though, right up until the end. 👏

Some locals and one of the Friends of Larkhall Park who walked by said they were super grateful for what we were doing, pleased that the petanque pitch would finally see some use! (And definitely be easier on the eye...)

Petanque you very much

Nice work guys! Here's the link to next week's task and we'll head to the pub afterwards too! 🍹

Report written by Mark Gilyead

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Mark Gilyead
Led by Mark Gilyead

Area Activator for GG Bromley! Mostly runs for the train. On purpose obvs.

Runners helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Sarah Beck

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