Helping the friends of Queens Park Gardens
9 runners ran 8.0km to help their local community in Brent.
- Monday, 1st of July 2019
- Led by Claire Thomson
On a deceptively warm July evening, Claire was greeted by new runner Rachel and Barnett tourist (and soon to be GG olympic rival) Rob watching the tennis, soon to be joined by another first-time GoodGymer, Indranil, Thenuka, Pete, Marcos, Liz, and last but not least, Samina. Claire gave everyone a briefing, explaining that Pritesh was having a rest after going to the legendary Glastonbury festival at the weekend so she was taking the reins temporary. After a quick warm up, we headed down to Queens Park Garden, a good 4km run each way. We got there after a couple of minor detours (thanks Pete for getting us back on track again!) and a brief squats session (thanks Rob for motivating us!), while Liz and Rachel walked to the task and joined us a few minutes later. We were greeted by two Queens Park Garden volunteers who had all the tools prepped, we quickly split into groups as there was lots to do. Pete and Rob rose to the occasion and got stuck into some dead-heading, Samina and Thenuka blitzed the litter picking, Marcos, Indranil and Rachel took care of watering the thirsty new bedding plants, and Liz and Claire did some weeding. The time shot past, and it was soon time for a final group photo and to head back up the hill to the Queensbury, with Claire and Rachel forming the walking group on the way back for a pint of lime and soda...
And what better way for the newest arrivals to GoodGym Brent to get settled in than to come to the first ever Brent-hosted social this Thursday evening at Bokor on Kilburn High Road...? Just throwing it out there, hope you can make it!
Thanks for your amazing gardening and running tonight, love and light until next time :)
Report written by Claire Thomson
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