Raking up ten years #GG10
11 runners ran 7.0km to help the Harlesden Town Garden in Brent.
- Monday, 16th of September 2019
- Led by Pritesh Mistry
GoodGym is TEN!
On a muggy night in Brent TEN wonderful people joined me to run 7km, do some weeding for Harlesden Town Garden and celebrate ten years of GoodGym!
After a calamitous start to the evening (forgotten kit, intro fail and general lateness - all from me) we got ourselves together and headed off towards Harlesden.
In our intro tonight the main focus was on the 10th birthday - talking about the City Hall event last week, the Fit Together publication, our flag plans for the evening (see pics), Super Saturday for missions on the 21st and of course cakes for tonight. We also welcomed Helen who joined us for her first ever GG run, what a time to join.
The run there took in our first photo opportunity in Roundwood Park, home of the GG Brent 1km Time Trial. We all posed for the photo and so began the battle of the phones - spoiler iPhone X for the win!
Photos done and we were one our way again and it wasn't long before we got to Harlesden Town Garden. There we met Phillip who let us in and showed us the work to do. Some intensive weeding around the raised planters. Everyone gloved up grabbed tools and got to work. What we hadn't accounted for was how quickly the light was going to come in - before we knew it we were in a lot of darkness. Not to be stopped everyone with phones used them to provide light to finish the task off.
With that all done we posed for a group photo with the flag and then we were on our way. Harlesden Town Garden is a long-standing task for GG Brent so it means a lot for the flag to be there.
With everyone gathered we headed off, I goaded everyone by threatening a super long run on the way home but it was all a ruse to disguise the next flag stop. This time it was Willesden Sports Centre the original home of GG Brent. We posed outside and then were on our way again. We managed to do a quick on the run photo and video and then continued home.
With quite frankly more than enough photos I decided we should definitely do some more so we posed with the new Willesden Green railway bridge murial, one outside our current home, the Queensbury and finally one inside. We made sure we stretched and then it was time for a celebratory drink and some cake!
Happy 10th Birthday GoodGym, thanks for bringing this wonderful community to Brent!
I'm away for the next two weeks but you have Liz and then Claire in charge.
Report written by Pritesh Mistry
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