Putting The Bulbs To Bed With A Tottenham Lullaby
16 runners ran 5.0km to help the Friends of Tottenham Green in Haringey.
- Wednesday, 15th of January 2020
- Led by Euclides Montes
The Goodgym January Challenge is heating up and GGHaringey is still working away, trying for a Top 10 finish. At the halfway line, we are still sitting pretty in the 13th spot with 75 good deeds and over 700kms covered this month. A good innings so far but we'll have to push on for the second half of the month if we are going to make the Top 10. We can do it!
Check you out Rhiannon and Madeleine, crushing the ten deeds mark with such aplomb, I'm frankly gobsmacked it's not closer to 50 - GGHaringey DNA through and through, you are. Boom! And it was lovely to have Sam visiting from GGIslington - we hope we haven't scared you away!
A not so terribulb night
16 wonderful Goodgymmers congregated at GGH HQ, where their frankly shambolic trainer harassed them with shouts of 'Brave New Worlds' and scary fitness sessions. In true GGH stoic fashion, no-one complained and got on with some nice dynamic warm up stretches.
Before you knew it, we were traversing the streets of Tottenham for a '2 or 3 kish' run. Our stoic goodgymmers didn't even bat an eye. We ran past a lovely lit Bruce Castle before turning right on Tottenham High Road towards HQ. It was around this point that Ke-On shouted "have we just run in circles?" and reader, yes we had. But there was method to the madness.
Our hosts for the night were the wonderful Friends of Tottenham Green back at HQ where we planted bulbs to our hearts' content, to the melodic strains of the "Tottenham Lullaby" (as Mo explained, the sound of the police sirens going by).
Laura from FOTG let us loose with spades, forks and plenty of future award-winning flowers and our goodgymmers planted what I'm guessing were hundreds of flowers (they were very busy planters).
We then had a rather active fitness session in the shadow of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre that didn't turn out so scary in the end, and I might even add, some enjoyed.
Julie then led a nice 1kish run around the block, stretching her legs and getting ready for her BIG 100! We said goodbye to rock star Sarah for a few weeks, as she's popping over across the world for a wee run. We'll be cheering you on so you better win it - no pressure!
Then it was home time for some well deserved rest.
Not a terribulb night at all.
Join us on Saturday, for our taster session. Come and meet loads of new runners and walkers and plant trees at the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve.
And I'm still trying to find a task for next week but it's Julie's 100th as mentioned above so you have to come. And then join us for a nice, sedate* social afterwards.
*Disclaimer: It might not be too 'sedate' but it will be nice :)
Report written by Euclides Montes
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