New faces clear green spaces
15 runners ran 6.5km to help the Wildcat Wilderness in Lewisham.
- Monday, 16th of August 2021
- Led by Kim Parker
On what turned out to be a beautiful evening for some running and doing good, 14 superstars gathered outside Glass Mill ready to head over the Wildcat Wilderness. This evening we celebrated Adam's 50th good deed after stalling on 49 for a lot of the pandemic, it's well deserved - next time we see him, he might be wearing his black 50th good deeds t-shirt. Give him a cheer!.
It was wonderful to see some new faces, faces from different areas and returning faces! After a quick warm up, we started to make our way to Wildcat Wilderness. It's one of our longer runs and everyone smashed it! We picked up the cyclists and people meeting us at the task and made our way into Wildcat to meet Heather who explained this evenings tasks, weed bashing - much to everyone's delight!
The group split into 2, one tackling the pathways leading to the bees and the other tackling the area around the willow trees. There was a moment when I thought the group I was giving instruction to had weed bashed too far (is that even possible?) but after checking with Heather, it was all good!
Before we wrapped up there was a path that needed clearing by the bees and the best person to tackle that was a weed bashing expert - Vic! The path was cleared in no time and it was soon time to gather everyone back up for a group photo.
We arrived back at Glass Mill a slightly smaller group to when we departed, for a cool down and celebrate our achievements this week.
We are volunteering at Hilly Fields Parkrun on Saturday morning, if anyone fancies joining, sign up here and don't forget to email HF Parkrun to let them know what role you'd like to do.
GOOD LUCK to everyone running The Big Half on Sunday!!
Report written by Kim Parker
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