Group run

Litter in the Wind

4 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help their local community in Woking.

  • Woking runner
  • Katie J
  • Alys Penfold
  • Lauren
Wednesday, 1st of February 2023
Led by Holly

It was a cold and breezy evening as four women met in a dark, desolate car park.

But it’s okay, they were GoodGymers and ready to litter pick!

I (Alys) had scouted out a location earlier in the week, which was along some well used roads in Knaphill.

Anne, Katie, Lauren and myself met in Brookwood Farm car park where we did some warm-ups and stretches. We got stuck in to the litter picking straight away, battling against the wind which threatened to undo our hard work…

But soon we were filling up the bags with bottles and wrappers found in the hedges where we had to dodge spiky trees - I wasn’t so lucky and ended up with a thorn stuck in my hand! 

With one bag full, we crossed the road over to Sainsbury’s where we found lots of rubbish dotted around - including bottles and food packaging purchased from said supermarket. There was even an abandoned bike basket!

Three bags full later, Katie was feeling the cold so zipped off (she’s already had to deal with a broken boiler for the last couple of weeks so we’ll forgive her). The rest of us came upon a real hotspot full of beer bottles and even a gilet which filled up our last two bags.

With five full bags, and our new litter pickers in hand, we all got our arm workout carrying the rubbish back to my wheelie bin which was thankfully being emptied the next morning!

Great work team!

Report written by Alys Penfold

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Woking runner
Woking runner
Friday February 3rd, 2023 07:21

Thank you Alys, great report!

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Led by Holly

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    • Alys Penfold
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  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Alys Penfold
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Katie J

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