Please take a-fence
8 runners ran 3.0km to help the St Mary's Primary School in Lewisham.
- Monday, 11th of October 2021
- Led by Kim Parker
We had a brand new task this evening which was a short run from our start point but first we needed to warm up which involved a game of rock, paper scissors. The winner got to sprint to the edge of the warm up area whilst the loser had to do 5 squats – it was undecided who was actually the winner or loser in this game. Although the clear winner was Iitmari who won every round!
We made our way over to St Mary’s Primary School together as a group and met Anne-Marie who gave a very detailed health and safety introduction to keep us all safe and meant a lot of shouts of high feet around the area. There were lots to get involved in, including:
- Clearing the brambles to plant spring bulbs
- Cutting back brambles to access the fence
- Sawing the fence into parts so it could be removed
- Removing the fence
- Clearing the brambles in the area that will become a meadow
- Cutting back a hedge area
- Pairing up of abandoned shoes
- Being a human flood light
We managed to clear a huge amount of brambles, reunited a pair a shoes, freed a basketball, found a chicken dog toy and found three fur trims from multiple coats.
It was time to pack up tools and make sure we hadn’t left any in the brambles – we have a reputation for losing tools!!
We made our way to Ladywell Fields to work on our hill sprints. First off we did a hill sprint, then a hill sprint with no arms so we looked like penguins, then we partnered up and focused on driving our arms and then did another hill sprint to put this into practice and hopefully everyone felt a bit stronger on the hills by the end!
Report written by Kim Parker
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