Group run

Mossing around in Kentish Town

27 runners ran 7.0km to help the Ashdown Crescent - Sheltered Housing in Camden.

  • Sophie Hedges
  • Pritesh Mistry
  • Steve Coman
  • Laura Lambert
  • Laura Lambert
  • Frances Powrie
  • Meredith Olson
  • Ben
  • Elizabeth Pang
  • Hayley Oberlander
  • Freya Roberts
  • Thomas Samuels
  • Chi Nwa
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Abigail White
  • Haringey runner
  • CJ Jessup
  • Jonathan Blackwell
  • Elizabeth
  • Abi Perrin
  • Beth Sawyer
  • Rachel Ho
  • Simon Dennis
  • Xanthy Papageorgiou
  • Anna
  • Jodie Pearlman
  • Abbi Heskins
Wednesday, 16th of October 2019
Led by Ben

26 of us GoodGymers came out to run on another Wednesday night in Camden.

We had one lovely newbie tonight - Jodie - it was great to have you with us. Looking forward to seeing you on another run with us soon next week's link is here if you fancy! Tonight was also a milestone for Meredith and Hayley, as tonight's run marked their 100th good deeds! Well done both of you, and what an achievement. Here's to the next 100.

After our part crowdsourced intro - thank you CJ, Frances and Meredith for firing off the ways you can get fit and do good with GoodGym - we stretched and then headed off on our task just over 3 kilometers away to the Ashdown Court Sheltered Housing in Kentish Town.

After what seemed to be some of the longest waits until the green man flashed at crossings - or was it just me?! - we finally arrived in Kentish Town, met Cathi and got stuck in. There was lots to do:

  • Clearing out, sweeping and reorganising the tool shed

  • Sweeping and de-leafing the terrace and paths

  • Bulb-planting in the garden

  • Moss-scraping the patio stones

  • Moving some furniture from upstairs

Beth and Frances even helped tidy up one of the residents' balconies (see photos!).

With the bulbs planted, the paths swept and the moss scraped, our job was done. We had a quick team photo and said goodbye to Cathi before running another 3km back towards the Living Centre. After nearly 7km (!), we made sure to stretch out properly when we got back to base. From there it was on to the pub for some - there was an amazing cake baked by Hayley to celebrate 100 good deeds - and others headed homewards.

Next week and other news

COMMUNITY MISSION: Some of us will be heading back to Story Garden on Thursday evening to carry on our work there from 5pm. Sign up here if you want to help out!

NEXT WEEK: Join us on Wednesday for the an October run up to Kentish Town City Farm to help Mel and the team put up their marquees for the annual Apple Day celebrations! It's going to be a big one, so come along - and bring friends - as there'll be lots to do.

SOCIAL: Oh it's a biggie - the last social to be organised by Pritesh - and an unofficial GoodGym 10 year party, coming up on the 8th November. The record attendance to beat is 83, I think we can smash that! Put your name down here if you're coming along.

Have a great week and see you next time.

Happy running,


Report written by Ben

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Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Elizabeth
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Beth Sawyer

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