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22 runners ran 6.3km to help their local community in Hackney.

  • Jo
  • anne malcolm
  • David Stoker
  • Hackney runner
  • Emily Waller
  • Amy Foster
  • Peter Van Tongeren
  • Eva Sharpe
  • Alex Passa
  • Mireille
  • Toyin
  • Clair Sim
  • Jessica Chiu
  • Vinney White
  • Leanne Fahy
  • Amy Foster
  • Meryem Torun
  • Juliette Laborie
  • Friederike Wild
  • Sasha Khan
  • Liam Morgan
  • Amanda Norrlander
  • Georgia Hill
Tuesday, 13th of August 2019
Led by Peter Van Tongeren

With the (seemingly) ever-present trainer Joel on a well deserved break, it fell to little 'ol me to look after the marvelous Hackney crew on their latest Abney Park adventure.

After sorting out the necesary paperwork for the lovely Sasha's DBS check (anyone interested in doing one to go on missions and/or coach runs, check online and bring your paperwork to a group run for Joel to check!) I had the pleasure of meeting a whole bunch of new faces to the Goodgym family - do give Meryem, Juliette, Friederike, Amanda & Georgia a cheer or two as well!

Formalities over and done with, including the always taxing head-count, Amy led the team over to Abney Park, where we found a couple more Goodgymmers waiting alongside task owner Quentin, who explained our task for the evening. A last minute change due to circumstances meant we were starting on spreading woodchip along some path ways a month earlier than planned, since the lovely English summer weather (read: rain) meant the fresh woodchip was deteriorating quicker and as such had to be spread sooner! Que a crack squad of Goodgymmers tooling up with rakes & shovels & wheelbarrows to attack the pile of woodchip and create some Perfect Pathways in the Park under the watchful eye of Quentin - title pun!

Realising time was flying past while having fun, we packed away the tools, said our goodbyes to Quentin and followed Amy back to base, with Eva making sure everyone got back to the E5 Bakehouse safely. A few stretches and everyone made their way home again, happy after a nice run & work-out.

Next week Hackney master Joel is back, with an office move for Hackney Pirates - please do sign up on the right of the page!

Thanks for having me,


Report written by Peter Van Tongeren

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Peter Van Tongeren

Peter Van Tongeren
Runner, cyclist, rugby player, Redbridge Taskforce and Run Leader - who knows what else will follow :-)

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    • Eva Sharpe

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