Tower Hamlets

Group run

Just Plant Get Enough

21 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the Friends of Mile End Park (FOMEP) in Tower Hamlets.

  • Hackney runner
  • John Shirley
  • Nina Jhatakia
  • Chi Nwa
  • Keri Arrindell
  • Laura Williams
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Joel
  • Rosie
  • Johnny
  • Stephen Tolfree
  • Rohan
  • Robert Cooke
  • Heather
  • Zahra Sohail
  • Aine Hester
  • Emma
  • TJ
  • Stephanie
  • Bella Taylor
  • Cathy
Monday, 24th of January 2022
Led by Laura Williams

No fewer than 21 runners congregated at Mile End Art Pavilion last night to help plant 1000 bulbs in the Bow Conservation Area, including first time runners Zahra and Cathy.

We were greeted by Task Owner John, who wasted no time at all in talking us through the evening, which started with extensive kit-collection from his house on Grove Road.

There were 26 trowels; 1000 bulbs, daffs, drills and shovels. It was quite the operation. And so we made our way to Tredegar Square to a total of five planting areas, where the team spent an hour digging tough, impacted soil and planting bulbs of all shapes and sizes.

It was fun, fast and a teeny bit freezing, but we loved every minute, not least when our Chi showed up halfway through, to take some pics and help pack up.

The team did good: John was happy; a few remaining bulbs mean we’ll be heading back to the Holy Trinity Church area in the coming weeks and we got to run the pretty mile-long route back to the Hotel to warm up.

All is good.


Well done to the whole team, for getting so much done, for staying late, and especially to Task Force members Stephen for fantastic run-leading and route navigation; to Emma and John for greeting and light-carrying, and to our first time runners Cathy and Zahra – what a spectacular GoodGym debut, and we hope to see you very soon.

Next week: We’re back on the Hollybush Estate to help with the big community centre clean-up!

Until then.

Report written by Laura Williams

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Tower Hamlets runner
Tower Hamlets runner
Tuesday January 25th, 2022 16:37

Aw you all look like you're having a great time! Sorry I couldn't make it yesterday

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Wednesday January 26th, 2022 10:40

Hope you can make the next one, Simon!

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Laura Williams
Led by Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Aine Hester
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Chi Nwa
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Aine Hester

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