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Lost Causes

4 runners ran to help the Richmond Council in Richmond.

  • Amy Glanville
  • Anita
  • Richmond runner
  • Esse
Monday, 31st of May 2021
Led by Mark Barun

An inglorious mission.

After 20 minutes trying to find the Group, I bumped into Amy and Chris who had been doing the same. After more fruitless searching, we decided to go find some Balsam to bash.

And as Amy, Chris and I hunted for Balsam, we missed Esse, who had come all the way from Wandsworth to join the mission.

And the Himalayan balsam proved equally elusive, the forests of 6ft stems of previous years were nowhere to be found. After numerous nettle stings we eventually realized they were there, just really really weedy, most almost completely hidden by the other vegetation. The cold April/May weather seems to have set them back several weeks.

So we cut our losses and headed home, being thankful that a rather frustrating Bank Holiday GoodGym mission was only a minor inconvenience compared with a flooded engine.

Report written by Anita

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Mark Barun
Mark Barun
Tuesday June 1st, 2021 11:00

Gosh that poor car owner!!! AND so sorry it did not go as planned on the balsam so i will go back to the task owner : - (

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