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It was Bown to end in tears #PB4PB

42 runners ran 5.0km to help the Rose Bowl in Islington.

  • Ricardo Sinclair
  • Paul Bown
  • Amelia
  • Patrick Luong
  • Benedict Lumley
  • Claire Rees-Sewak
  • Frances Powrie
  • George
  • Aidan Padfield
  • Meg Lewis
  • Steve Lee
  • Graham Atkins
  • James Gilbert
  • Islington runner
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Alix Guerber
  • Helena Waters
  • Nina Jhatakia
  • Claire Choe
  • Edward Waters
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Al Smith
  • Greenwich runner
  • Tim Slater
  • Rob Riley
  • Ellie Austin
  • Lucy Victor
  • Jonathan Blackwell
  • Tilly Dyson
  • Removed User
  • Redbridge runner
  • Caz Steer
  • Daniel Milne
  • Tim Carter
  • Andrea Castegnaro
  • Nicoletta D'Elia
  • Culann
  • Nick John
  • Amy Smith
  • Kate
  • Chris
  • Gilbert Bowden
Monday, 12th of August 2019
Led by Paul Bown

42 GoodGymers ran 5k to help Rose Bowl Community Centre with gardening and lots of heavy lifting!

I love you guys and will thoroughly miss being your Trainer, it's been a fantastic two years of good-ing, fun times and biscuit eating! Thank you so much for the farewell run, pizza and beer. I really appreciate you all coming to a PB Islington record run #PB4PB - plus of course thanks for the presents - so very nice of you awwwwww

Welcome along to newbies Amy, Kate and Gilbert - lovely to have you along!

One bit of news - go along to help CREOS this Sunday for our monthly Community Mission.

About last night

After a rather long intro we warmed up and then split into two groups for the run to the Rose Bowl Community Centre, one led by James and the other by Graham! Meanwhile the good-cycle gang (Steve Lee & I) cycled to the task. Upon our arrival Dawn and Ceri were the most prepared ever, they both thrive off large groups of people so they loved us! They tasked us with the following:

  • Clearing the ivy, leaves and debris from the court/play area
  • Lifting various items out of the container - bikes, metal poles, DJ decks and more. These were then sorted for either keeping or throwing.
  • Clearing as much bamboo, leaves and weeds as possible near the back gate
  • Cutting back the ivy along the back wall - a very satisfying job!

Over 40 minutes the garden of the community centre was buzzing with activity, various shouting and everyone being careful to not stand on tools. We even found some wings which we attached to Graham and then he presided to fly away back to Alexandra Palace....

Whatever you say Dawn, whatever you say

Overall we collected up three huge sacks and ten bin bags of garden waste, made everything look beautiful and sorted out a huge container full of stuff! Awesome! After putting all the tools away we took a group picture and then headed back to the Emirates for my final time trial with you guys and biscuits galore.

Once again thank you so much for being an awesome community of runners, GoodGym has always been more than a job to me. I'll miss you guys!

Make sure you come along to support Simon Fiztmaurice (New GG Islington Trainer) from next week, you'll be off to help Mildmay Community Centre - sign up here.

PB out for the last time.

Report written by Paul Bown

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Meg Lewis
Meg Lewis
Tuesday August 13th, 2019 11:24


Redbridge runner
Redbridge runner
Tuesday August 13th, 2019 11:45

Thank you for being so great on Izzle GRs!

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Paul Bown

Paul Bown
Previous Trainer for Camden and Islington, England Athletics Qualified Endurance Coach, 2h51 marathoner, & big sweet potato advocate

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