Tower Hamlets

Community mission

Raking Bad

17 GoodGymers made their way to help the The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Tower Hamlets.

  • Martin
  • John Shirley
  • Laura Williams
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Lily
  • Fiona M
  • Emma
  • Becky
  • Lukas
  • Oliver Rockett
  • David Rampton
  • Ilana
  • Lucinda Lui
  • Tom Gwillim
  • Maddie
  • Nick
  • Nia Rees
Monday, 13th of May 2024
Led by Laura Williams

A mild, bright evening saw 17 GoodGymers head to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for a goose-grass and cow parsley bonanza tonight.

We started with 15 minutes of fitness outside the park office, which saw us welcome Nick to his first GoodGym, joined shortly by fellow first timers, Nia and Becky.

Speeding through the weekly lunge selection; adding in a little light upper body work, and finishing with a range of stretches, we managed to get through quite a lot in a short space of time.

Heading over to the well-stocked tool shed, we were greeted by Ken, who had wheelbarrows, rakes and gloves galore ready, and promptly led the way to our spot for tonight's task.

Background to the task

Our regular visits to the park, overseen by experienced Park Manager Ken, always ensure the week gets off to a good start. Although the park has a fantastic team, and a steady stream of volunteers, a decent-sized group of GoodGymers never goes amiss at this picturesque local spot.

Spread out over four corners in total this evening, we raked and plucked at these pesky weeds, which, given half the chance, would take over the park. It was a decent workout, particularly with the wheelbarrow runs to the big weed pile, and most importantly, we made a decent dent in the weeds in this area.

The team didn't stop (well, only to pose patiently for pics, and debate the all-important issue of tonight's pun, who we have Lukas to thank for, but our Emma's fantastic effort absolutely did not go unappreciated).

At around 7:45, we lined up wheelbarrows, collected gloves, and posed for one last pic before speeding back to base.

A brilliant evening once again!

Next week, Emma leads our Monday night activity to Rocky Park, complete with run from the gorgeous Town Hall Hotel!

Until then.

Report written by Laura Williams

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John Shirley
John Shirley
Tuesday May 14th, 2024 11:22

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Laura Williams
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Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

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