Hounslow

Group run

Pot me Bulby one more time

13 runners ran 6km to help their local community in Hounslow.

  • Anastasia Hancock
  • Andy
  • Remy Maisel
  • Michelle
  • Harvey Gallagher
  • Luis
  • Emily Oldfield
  • Jonathan
  • Lucy Hill
  • Pippa A
  • Leticia Bessel
  • Alan Armstrong
  • Chris Gudde
 
Wednesday, 19th of January 2022
 
Led by Anastasia Hancock

Which famous person, dead or alive, would you like to take out to dinner? On a chilly night in Hounslow, this was the question we discussed as we warmed up ready for the task ahead.

Freddy Mercury, both Queen Elizabeths, Ferran Adrià and Michelle Obama all made the guest list, along with a few lucky others. The invites in the mail!

Our job for the evening was at Cultivate London, a social enterprise which works to improve health and wellbeing across London by encouraging and supporting local communities to engage with their green spaces. So, after a quick mile's run, we arrived to meet Michael, who gave us a demonstration of the task.

In yet another step towards GoodGym horticultural excellence, our job was to plant no less than five boxes of alium and hyacinth bulbs. We quickly separated into stations, each tackling filling, planting, covering and transporting. It was hard to know when to stop, but after more than 200 pots planted, along with some very exuberant singing, we decided to call it a night.

A swift run back to base and we were ready to warm up with a short but intense tabata session followed by an upper body blast. Great work tonight team, next time you see a beautiful alium or hyacinth somewhere in hounslow, there's a good chance it could be one we planted!

Next week you might want to wear an extra layer or something waterproof as we're off to give the mural at Turnham Green Station a good clean. You can sign up for all the fun here. Until then, happy running!

Report written by Anastasia Hancock


Discuss this report

Wayne
Wayne
Thursday January 20th, 2022 15:17

Well done everyone,

sign in to add a comment

Anastasia Hancock
Led by Anastasia Hancock

Area Activator for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody!

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Jonathan

Share the love

Join us on the next run

Lending a hand at Gunnersbury Park

Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00
Led by Anastasia Hancock
Chiswick Town Hall

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more