10 GoodGymers made their way 4.4km to help the The Children's Allotment in Oxford.
- Wednesday, 4th of September 2019
- Led by Anwen Greenaway
On this day in History:
476 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor abdicates
1666 The most destructive day of the Great Fire of London
1781 Los Angeles was founded
1870 Napoleon III was founded as Emperor of France and the Third Republic declared
1914 France, Russia and Britain agree the Pact of London
1923 Maiden flight of the first US Airship, USS Shenandoah
1944 Antwerp liberated
1951 First live transcontinental TV broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1972 Mark Spitz, an American swimmer, becomes the first competitor to win 7 medals at a single Olympic Games, all in world record times
1981 Beyonce was born
1998 Google was founded
2016 Mother Teresa canonised
2019 Goodgym Oxford make their iv visit to the Children's Allotment
On this momentous occasion Goodgym Oxford liberated trees from the iv y that was strangling them (see what we did there?!), dug out roots of brambles to ensure they can't come back to overwhelm the site in future, admired the pumpkins, damsons and apples which are nearly ready for harvest, removed broken glass and a syringe, and chatted about the plans for further work to get the site child-safe.
Trotting back to base vi a Florence Park we paused to admire some impressive trapezing, then practiced some running form drills.
Which drills were genuine form drills, and which were just for Anwen's amusement?! Answers on a postcard.
We were back before dark this week, but we'll be needing to add headtorches and hi-vis to our outfits very soon. Get ready for autumn-winter volunteer tasks!
With thanks to Bethan for the run title. Clever.
Report written by Anwen Greenaway
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Led by Anwen Greenaway
Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.
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