Group run

Papa’s ➡️ Roach

40 runners ran 3.6km to help the Loughborough Community Centre in Lambeth.

  • Beth Hoskins
  • Dave Gilbert
  • Sophie Hedges
  • Lambeth runner
  • Tom Benson
  • Mark Gilyead
  • Rebecca
  • Tessa Hall
  • Freyja Winterson
  • Magdalena Bujar
  • Michael Welsh
  • Samantha
  • Zara
  • Girija Tase
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Tim Wheatley
  • Lambeth runner
  • Philip Woodall
  • David Ewens
  • Paul Fawcett
  • Ileena Pramanik
  • Steven Jarman
  • Natasha Le Coultre
  • Danielle Hall
  • Maeva
  • Katy Cavanagh
  • Angela
  • Anthony Regan
  • Mira
  • Holly Foster
  • Lambeth runner
  • Hannah Wright
  • Louisa Mason
  • Jon Hildrew
  • Rebecca Dowse
  • Freddie Gray
  • Matt
  • Lauren Downie
  • Saoirse
  • Georgia
Tuesday, 10th of September 2019
Led by Mark Gilyead

What a banging evening of running and doing good from the rockstars of GoodGym Lambeth!

We kicked off by welcoming Tasha, Jon, Saoirse and Georgia to their first run with us - give them a cheer!

FUN FACT: Loads of Lambeth buildings are named after prominent Afro-Caribbean figures. Max Roach was a Jazz drummer from NYC 🥁

This week’s task was a new one for us - Loughborough Community Centre at Max Roach. It is an awesome place for children in the local area - they host a whole range of clubs and activities. Over the school holidays they had about 200 children who came to play together and have a meal every day.

We split into a few groups to get there (walking, chill run, long run) and met Candice who gave us a bunch of jobs:

👉Barrowing wood chip from outside the sheds to the One O’Clock Club’s vegetable garden.

👉Rearranging the logs into seating areas

👉Sweeping the entrance and concrete areas

👉Dismantling planters

👉Weeding in the vegetable patches and ‘mud pits’

👉Getting rid of the bindweed in the compost area

👉Watering the plants in the poly tunnel and vegetable patch

I’m getting tired just listing them!

So our wondrous team of GoodGymers got to work shovelling and pulling and transporting and clearing. It was a sight to behold.

And after half an hour we’d blitzed the place. Props to Lauren to finishing that mud pit!!

We then headed back for a biscuit 🍪

Top work everyone!

NEXT WEEK is a big one - GoodGym’s 10th Birthday! Our no.1 task is to get a photo in front of Lambeth’s best known landmark (after the London Eye…) but then we’ll have a couple of task options:

  • A bunch of jobs at Hillside Gardens

  • Clearing some weeds at Papa’s Park

And then the real party begins…AT THE PUB. 🍻 Click here to sign up!

Report written by Mark Gilyead

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Mark Gilyead

Mark Gilyead
Mostly runs for the train. On purpose obvs.

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leaders

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Lambeth runner
    • Beth Hoskins
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Nicky Woodall
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Samantha
    • Tom Benson

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