Rake it til you make it
13 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help their local community in Hounslow.
- Wednesday, 27th of September 2023
We had a new task location last night in Hounslow, so after a warm up and a race to beat the falling light, we met Auberon from Cultivate at some of the beds they take care of on Chiswick High Rd.
While some of us took the more direct route, the other group opted for a more scenic way and a little bit of extra mileage, but we all ended up in the same spot ready to tackle the job in hand!
Local charity Cultivate has stewardship over several large beds, but it has turned into a bit of a litter hotspot as its on a main thoroughfare. Our task for the evening was to pick litter and clear leaves, making it a much more pleasant and healthier place for passersby. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the council had paid a visit earlier that day and done a sweep of the area. That meant all we had to really concern ourselves with was the leaves.
We collected bag after bag, which not only means the plants in the beds aren't fighting for sunlight and can thrive, but also that the collected leaves can be turned into mulch which Cultivate can then use. Everyone's a winner.
We enjoyed a steady run back to Turnham Green before the fitness fun commenced. First of all was a run round our familiar circuit at a good pace, recording individual times. Then we turned our attention to our previous GG fitness challenge where we had to complete a full set of various reps. It was absolutely amazing to see every single one of you beat your previous time! A huge well done. If that wasn't enough, we finished off with another sprint, this time even faster than before now our major muscle groups were fired up. Great work everybody. Next week's session is just being confirmed, It'll be up asap, so keep an eye out!
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Area Activator for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody!
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