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Hip to be Thornhill Square

10 runners ran to help the Thornhill Square Gardens in Islington.

  • John Shirley
  • Jacqueline Shirley
  • Islington runner
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Caz Steer
  • Federica Gavazza
  • Mali D
  • Islington runner
Monday, 10th of August 2020
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

It was wonderful to lead our first group run-style activity at Goodgym Islington since March!

10 Goodgymmers from all different boroughs joined us at The Arsenal Hub or at Thornhill Square Gardens tonight (or both in Mali's case. Great effort!). After an easy warm-up on a toasty summer's evening, we jogged towards the task together via Mackenzie Road and onto Caledonian Road.

Anna, one of the resident volunteers was ready for us as we arrived to the gardens. Aidan and Ellie grabbed pick axes and spades, and started tackle the tricky rose bush roots. Hanry and Federica snipped down some very tall (but dead) plants for composting using loppers and a spade. John and Caz trimmed and tidied the square beddings on the opposite side of the park, while Jackie was on litter patrol (she is a top plogger at most tasks!). Sarah and Mali continued with creating willow arches along the end of some more flower beds (a task we started earlier in the year!).

Anna did a great job with providing a vast array of tasks for our Goodgym crew this evening, which allowed us to maintain safe distancing throughout. Most of us tackled the slope back to the Emirates to complete 3 miles total running, before engaging in some light stretching as a cool down.

Great work today everyone! See yoi same time next week!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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