Group run

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22 runners ran 3.0km to help the The Single Homeless Project and Friends of Calendonian Park in Islington.

  • Paul Bown
  • Frances Powrie
  • Aidan Padfield
  • Meg Lewis
  • Steve Lee
  • Islington runner
  • Graham Atkins
  • Islington runner
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Sally
  • Elizabeth
  • Abi Perrin
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Heather
  • Laura M
  • Rachel Day
  • Sofia Karlsson
  • Leah
  • Jesse Allen
  • Ian Chard
  • Nicoletta D'Elia
  • Esther Cooke
Monday, 24th of June 2019
Led by Paul Bown

22 Goodgymers ran 3-5k to help Single Homeless Project and Caledonian Park!

Welcome along to newbie Esther - great to have you along!

In the news this week:

  1. You've got until Thursday to enter the GG Olympics which takes place on Saturday 3rd August. #TeamIslington
  2. On 22nd September GoodGym is off to take on the Scottish Half Marathon/10k in Edinburgh - trains and accommodation will be booked soon - full details here.
  3. Join the Unofficial GoodGym Facebook group here.

Caledonian Park Team:

Eleven of us headed over to Caledonian Park where we met Miriam, Head of the Friends of Caledonian Park. The group with help from volunteers like us are improving lots of areas of the park.

Our task this evening was to get rid of two huge areas of laurel plants which are redundant plants but also poisonous - with there leaves capable of releasing cyanide.

The area will be used to make an aputheatre which will be just lovely. Using forks, saws, a pick axe and various other tools two groups of five worked hard over 40 mins to get loads done - awesome!

We then ran home to eat Scandi biscuits and stretch.

Scandalous biscuits!

Tip-top woodchip shifting by GA:

Meanwhile, 10 entrepid runners joined team woodchip ran over to Islington’s Single Homelessness Project, where we shovelled a giant pile woodchip from the road outside onto the front and back garden of one of their houses.

With the humidity proving no match for 10 dedicated GoodGym runners efforts, we made short work of the woodchip pile, whilst tidying up the gardens at the same time. This made - and I quote from our - “a massive difference”. The garden is now ready for new plants to go in, in the Autumn. Top work!

Taking a different route back, we looped along the streets back to the emirates for everyone’s favourite summertime activity: Emirates hill sprints! Dividing into two groups, great to see lots of enthusiasm for squatting, springing, and star-jumping. The holy trinity of summer exercise.

Woodchip shifted; workout smashed. Well done team.

Sign up for next week here when we'll be helping Mildmay Community Centre and Ramsey Flowers Group.

PB out

Report written by Paul Bown

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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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  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Graham Atkins
    • Aidan Padfield
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Graham Atkins
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Elizabeth
    • Sally

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