Group run

Put The Cart Before The Hordes

14 runners ran 5.0km to help the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve in Haringey.

  • Sarah Moore
  • Euclides Montes
  • Dave Mansfield
  • Catherine Brewis
  • Julie Fisher
  • Haringey runner
  • Haringey runner
  • Latoya Stephens
  • Abi Perrin
  • Nurjehan
  • Rhiannon Knowles
  • Marinella
  • Rich Barnard
  • Josh Surtees
Wednesday, 11th of March 2020
Led by Euclides Montes

14 Goodgymmers lined the streets of N22 on a lovely Wednesday night for an upper body workout, transporting gardening materials to a Nature Reserve in Haringey. 

Can we get a woop woop? 

Big night for GoodGym Haringey. 

To kick things off, Nurjehan, our resident superstar, Usain Bolted her way in the 100 deeds sprint in such a speedy way that the finishing line even caught her by surprise. She's not in it for the kudos but that shouldn't stop you from sending all the kudos her way.

This week also saw GGH's very own wandering fitness guru, Chi, reach the 200 deed mark out there in the wild streets of London. I trust you'll agree that kudos are due here as well. 

Also, warm welcome to Abi, visiting us for her first proper GGH run. Hope we haven't scared you away!

Chain Gang

Last night's task was a really fun one.

The wonderful Westbury Banks Nature Reserve needed to transport a large amount of materials from an address in Wood Green to the Reserve. In the spirit of keeping things Green, Luke from the reserve wanted to find a way to make the transfer without using any cars. In steps Goodgym Haringey! 

We meet at HQ where we all buzzed around wonderful 100er Nurjehan, whilst we discussed the intricacies of Coronavirus. The virus itself inspired our warming up session, with Sarah suggesting some Tik Tok tippy tappy dance. Yep. You heard that right. I can confirm that most of us looked great, like Strictly Come Dancing stars.

Before you knew it, we were covering just under 3k to the start of our task where Luke from Friends of WBNR and members of Haringey Living were waiting for us with the aforementioned materials. And there were loads. 

Compost, posts, tools, gloves - even the cardboard packaging to be recycled at the Reserve! Using some wheelbarrows and a cart, built earlier in the day by some Goodgymmers, and just pure unadulterated upper body strength, our Goodgymmers bee lined their way to the Reserve through the streets of Noel Park Estate in Wood Green. 

Honourable mention for Rhiannon and Rich who made a second return trip to retrieve some forgotten chairs along with Torpedo Dave who managed to fit in three trips!

At the reserve, we helped to securely store all the materials, ready for this weekend's workshop before saying our goodbyes. 

Before we left however, there was time for some photos and the theme to coincide with Intentational Women Day was Each to Equal in celebration of all the awe-inspiring women that make Goodgym, and society in general, such a stupendous thing. Like Debora in Coventry or our very own Latoya in Haringey. Amazing.

We then ran back to HQ to wash our hands and have some cake. 

Next week we're visiting the NLPAC so we'll be starting at Ducketts Common in Turnpike Lane. Come!

Also, why don't you join me volunteering at the Hackney Half in May (coronavirus permitting)? It's a lovely way to spend a morning and you even get a free bib for any Adidas City Run in the next year, so you can run the Oxford Half or join me in running the maiden Islington Half in November!

Report written by Euclides Montes

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Euclides Montes
Led by Euclides Montes

Goodgym Haringey Trainer. Shorts/T-shirt evangelist. Burpee agnostic. Funtimes believer.

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Sarah Moore
    • Dave Mansfield

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