Rooty and Decreased (bindweed)
27 runners ran 4.0km to help the Styles Gardens and Friends of Larkhall Park in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 30th of July 2019
- Led by Mark Gilyead
27 brave runners headed out the rain last night for a selection of plant-based good. 🌱
We started off welcoming Cat, Jo and Chris for coming on their first ever GG run 👏 and congratulated Samantha for winning our SPOTM! With 13 good deeds this month and 100km+ ran to make those good deeds happen, she's absolutely smashing it. A killer haul of not one but TWO laser tag mugs, a purple piggy bank, a single packet of hot chocolate mix and of course a shower cap.
Nicky took a small but powerful group off to Styles Gardens:
After a 1k run and a quick photo shoot in the playground (all in aid of the nationwide 1k GG Olympics race), we met Karen at Styles Gardens. With the assistance of a tree-climbing tabby cat, we got to work. After 40 minutes, we'd cleared a huge pile of branches/ivy/brambles and litter-picked a lot of rubbish. Karen was delighted with our progress and especially glad that a few residents were interested in what we were doing and how they could get involved. Unfortunately, having dodged the rain until then, the heavens decided to open for a VERY wet (but mercifully short) jog back to Papa's. 💦
Putting the style back in Styles - Karen from Styles Gardens.
Getting to the root of it.
Everyone else split in 2 to go to Larkhall Park - George and Lucy leading a longer 3k run and the rest of us taking the direct route.
In a bit of a bind.
At Larkhall, we met Carl who told us the weeds had been growing like crazy this year. We had two patches to get to work on - One with A LOT of bindweed, twisting itself round every single plant it could find - even the weeds. The other patch was filled with small weeds and Chris, Jon and Frances were pondering the age old question;
What counts as a weed?
We decided it was down to looks, which is a bit shallow I guess. 🤷♂️
At the end we took a quick snap with our piles of weeds all laid out, Carl said thanks and we blitzed some sprint relays before heading back to base.
TOP WORK EVERYONE 🎈
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