Group run

(Plant) Nursery Task

12 GoodGymers made their way 8.0km to help their local community in Brent.

  • sophia flucker
  • Daniel Heller
  • John Hunter
  • Ellie Hutch
  • Claire Thomson
  • Irwin Sparkes
  • Adam Harris
  • Hannah Churchman
  • Removed User
  • Amy Wilson
  • Rajwa El-Giathi
  • Sarah Brown
Monday, 23rd of March 2015
Led by Pritesh Mistry

GoodGym Brent with College Green Nursery.

It was a busy start to the night in Brent, with lots of new recruits to introduce and familiar faces to welcome back. A brief catch up at housekeeping and we were on the road, hot-footing it down towards our hosts this week, College Green Nursery in Willesden.

Through Roundwood park once more, but this time the Fairground was alive with colour and techno beats.... can we sneak in?!?!? The boys try it.... no chance, round the long way it is then!!! Damn, we have a Fair lot of Ground to cover.

Up the hill and oops completely miss the entrance, it's fine, Ellie styles this out with a quick stretch and double back, no one minded that additional hill rep honestly.....

We arrive at the task, College Green Nursery, ready and pumped to lend several helping hands. Repotting, planting flowers and fencing in the mini veg & strawberry patch ready for spring. Horrah!!!! Strawberries are first on the list, which will be a "berry nice treat in a few weeks but perhaps Runner-Beans would be more suitable... no?

"Oops we did it again", got the music out that is. Setting the soundtrack of choice this week was cheesy Britney spears megamix, yes you heard right, there is no shame here, we're not that innocent. Nothing better than planting flowers to the sounds of Ms Spears, it was "Blooming marvellous.

Chris, Claire and Hannah, tasked with filling the giant pots with new soil for the trees inside, realised only after they were covered in mud that, no drainage = drowned dead trees AGHHHHHHHHH perhaps Britney really was too much for them so they decided to call it a night for good!! Feeling sad for the trees Hannah went and hid in the Wendy House, a protest of the, nearly getting stuck and perhaps may have to stay the night, variety.

Tasks completed, the playground assault course is next on the list. 10 squats here, run over here, hurl yourself over this, burpee here and tricep dip there....Britney losing out to Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, because sometimes you just need a brass section when cartwheeling over apparatus, you know.

No time to lose, a fast pace back to base camp sees the group split, home time for some but onwards for others. Tempos, hill drives and a lesson in........."Prancercise" from the Boys?!?!? We make it down to Gladstone Park in 15mins flat. On the clock now and a race back to base, home just in time for quick stretch and after such an eventful night, collapse is finally in order.

Flower Power, Mud, Cartwheels, Sweat and Laughs!!! Another GoodGym Brent job Will-es-Done

UNTIL NEXT TIME....... GoodGym Brent signing off. xx

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