Group run

Rooting for rubbish

9 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the mileXchange in Norwich.

  • Ian Gostling
  • Sophie
  • Rachel Day
  • Jonathan
  • Norwich runner
  • Woody
  • Alina
  • Maddy Nutile
  • Jennifer Bettinson
Monday, 8th of April 2024
Led by Ian Gostling

Tonight 9 GoodGymers ran or cycled 5km to Burges Road Community Garden to help support a new local green space.

This local green space has been neglected and misused for many years, and will require lots of local support to help turn it into a community garden over the next 3 years.

When we arrived we met Lucy, one of the local members of Green Hearts volunteering group, who gave us instructions for tonights task.

We were armed with forks, rakes, and litter pickers to dig out old roots, pull up weeds and unearth any unnatural objects... ranging from a cuddly toy to a fiat hub cap.

The most interesting finds were 2 little frogs, who one day might become residents in the future garden pond!

After 50 minutes of sweat and many rubbish bags filled, we put down our tools ready to return for another session next week.

The evening was still light so we took the leafy route back into the city running along Marriott's Way.

Report written by Ian Gostling

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