Red Sky At Night Ploggers Delight
10 runners ran 6.6km to help the Lee Valley Park in Waltham Forest.
- Wednesday, 11th of September 2019
- Led by Ant Withstandley
Okay before I get into last night's excitingness here is some important news
Next week GoodGym will be celebrating our 10th birthday! That's right peeps we have had a decade of deeds since our humble beginings. GG started in Tower Hamlets in the naughties and is now a nationwide operation with hundreds of brilliant people like you making a real difference in your communities. To mark the occasion we will be taking a special photo at a local landmak. It is, therefore, a great coincidence that we will be running past Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium on our way to South Chingford Memorial Park. It would be great to get a good turnout for this so I hope you can join us. Sign-up here
The nights might be drawing in, but we are still making the most of the light evenings. And what a pleasant one it was tonight as we headed out from our base to the wilderness of Leyton Marsh. The run had it all, setting sun, a cricket pitch, the aroma of freshly baked bread and two super new GoodGymers from beyond The Wall. Hadrian's Wall that is! We had Callum and, 2019 London Marathoner, Aimee. Also joining us for a second outing was Kathryn. Great to see all of you guys and great running/plogging tonight.
After our 2-mile run, we arrived well warmed up and ready to go. It didn't take long to kit ourselves out with litter pickers, bags and gloves. Once done, we were ready to smarten up one of the greenest places in East London. The usual mixture of the strange and the bizarre went into our bags. Top prize for odd item of the day was split between Jo and Kevin. Each of them finding one left and one right glittery flip-flop at different locations, reuniting the pair to spend eternity in a landfill site.
Under a stunning sky, we swept the Lea Bridge Road and Leyton Marsh. Soon it was time to get back on the road for another testing 2-miler, this time with a bit of elevation, so it was a bunch of sweaty and nicely exhausted runners who cruised into MM&M at dusk.
Before I go some shout outs to Ruby, Ramon and Ercole who are all running the Richmond Marathon this Sunday. Best of luck all of you, looking forward to seeing you there.
Report written by Ant Withstandley
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