Lambeth

Group run

Rooty and Decreased (bindweed)

27 runners ran 4.0km to help the Styles Gardens and Friends of Larkhall Park in Lambeth.

  • marie noelle Vieu
  • Mark Gilyead
  • Isabel Sloman
  • Maya
  • George Clarkson
  • Lucy Ranson
  • Aislin Mageean
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Michael Welsh
  • Samantha
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Tim Wheatley
  • Lambeth runner
  • Lucy
  • Paul Fawcett
  • Steven Jarman
  • Ellie
  • Josh Puttock
  • Jon Spary
  • Katy Cavanagh
  • Laura
  • Lambeth runner
  • Madeline
  • Marina
  • Chris Dauban
  • Catherine Biles
  • Jo
 
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. 🤷‍♂️

Rooty Pageant

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 🎈

Next week we've got another couple of tasks: Spreading woodchip at Moorlands Gardens and helping out at Hillside Gardens Park. Sign up here.

Report written by Mark Gilyead


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Mark Gilyead

Mark Gilyead
Mostly runs for the train. On purpose obvs.

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Nicky Woodall
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Nicky Woodall
    • Lucy Ranson
    • George Clarkson
    • Isabel Sloman

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