Group run

Planter-bury Tales

34 runners ran 12.0km to help the Lambeth GP Food Coop in Lambeth.

  • Sophie Hedges
  • Lambeth runner
  • Tom Benson
  • Mark Gilyead
  • George Clarkson
  • Steve Jenkins
  • Dawn Gibson
  • Lewisham runner
  • Magdalena Bujar
  • Gosia Rybacka
  • Michael Welsh
  • Samantha
  • Zara
  • Abigail White
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Tim Wheatley
  • Lambeth runner
  • Philip Woodall
  • David Ewens
  • Eleanor
  • Steven Jarman
  • Ellie
  • Domhnall
  • Stefan
  • Rebecca Dowse
  • Freddie Gray
  • Harriet Walsh
  • Tony Souto
  • Sadie
  • Kirsty Savage
  • Diane Dai
  • Michael Horner
  • Jessie Whitworth
  • Victor Bada
Tuesday, 25th of February 2020
Led by Mark Gilyead

Twas a bit of a chilly one as our brave runners set out to complete 2 tasks.

First up, we had a small group, lead by Victoria, heading down the road to empty, move and refill a planter. GP Food Co op turn local surgery’s gardens into little allotment spaces where patients can grow and eat fruit and veg!

Words by Victoria:

Jonathan has been at the surgery for 20 years, and since the setup of the GP food Co-op, he’s pleased to see it’s having the desired effect. Fewer patients needing quite so many appointments, perhaps because of the healing power of nature and the great outdoors! The garden was in great shape and many residents and local green-fingered garden users walked by to say hello! We moved a planter to a sunnier spot in the garden ready for summer. It took some coordinated 1,2,3 lift (shuffle). We have it a spruce up with a litter pick too. Then were back to base to warm up.💥

The rest of us split into 3 groups, spreading some leaflets about an event happening for Lambeth residents looking to gain EU settlement status. 👌

Lambeth-regular Paul said we saved him a day’s work at the council offices by delivering them to community centres, GP surgeries and leisure centres between Brixton and Streatham. With runs from 6k to 12k, we blitzed the running, and figured out where some of the mysterious venues were from a slightly cryptic map!

Nice one everyone and MASSIVE congrats to Pippa for her SPOTM 💩! 80 deeds, a 25 month mission streak 🔥 and a new 10k PB as of this weekend 🏁 A well deserved winner of various cosmetics samples, a chocolate brussel sprout, a piggy bank and a limited edition Star Wars pin badge! 🚀

And big up new runners Diane, Victor and Jessie for joining us!

See y'all next week for a little trip to Jubilee Primary School! Sign up here.

Report written by Mark Gilyead

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Mark Gilyead
Led by Mark Gilyead

Mostly runs for the train. On purpose obvs.

Runners helping out
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Tom Benson
    • George Clarkson
    • Lewisham runner
    • Michael Welsh
    • Samantha
    • Nicky Woodall
    • Tim Wheatley
    • David Ewens
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Lewisham runner
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Lewisham runner
    • Samantha
    • David Ewens

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