Group run

Sand we feel with glove tonight!

35 runners ran 5.0km to help the The Single Homeless Project in Islington.

  • Steve Coman
  • Paul Bown
  • Caroline
  • Benedict Lumley
  • Claire Rees-Sewak
  • Frances Powrie
  • Aidan Padfield
  • Meredith Olson
  • Meg Lewis
  • Islington runner
  • Graham Atkins
  • James Gilbert
  • Helen-Angharad Fagan
  • Alix Guerber
  • Kat Kelly
  • Claire Choe
  • Nancy
  • Chris Ellaway
  • Tim Slater
  • Lucy Victor
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Tom McCann
  • Heather
  • Caz Steer
  • Laura M
  • Daniel Milne
  • Tim Carter
  • Elly
  • Chrissie Eckhart
  • Andrea Castegnaro
  • Nicoletta D'Elia
  • Culann
  • Michael McMillen
  • Nick John
  • Neil
Monday, 29th of July 2019
Led by Paul Bown

35 Goodgymers ran 4-6k to help Waterside Adventure Playground and the Single Homeless Project!

Welcome along to newbies Neil, Caroline and Michael - lovely to have you along!

In the news this week:

  1. My last GoodGym Islington is going to be on Monday 12th August, I hope you can come! Sign up here. After 5+ years with GG I'm going to be moving to Sheffield to do a Masters in History. I'm sure going to miss you guys!
  2. It's the GoodGym Olympics this Saturday at Parliament Hill Athletics Track, there is going to be tons of different events taking place. If you aren't signed up to compete definitely still come along to support. All starts from 1pm on Saturday.
  3. Next Thursday (8th) is the August GoodGym Social - more details coming soon!

SHP Report:

Graham led a brilliant group of 15 people to help the Single Homeless Project on Grosvenor Avenue. As ever Regina was delighted to see us and had lots for us to do, including:

  • A group of five picked up and took through bikes, metal scraps, old pots and other bits of rubbish from the back garden to the front for it to be collected and thrown out/recycled.
  • A group of three led by Steve weeded the beds and around the planters.
  • Meredith and Kat got stuck in smashing up planks with a mallet to make fire wood. They were helped by residents which was great.
  • A team of four led by Frances swept the paths and pushed the woodchip back onto the beds.
  • Lastly four people put front removed weeds, litter picked and did some cutting happy trimming!

After 30 minutes we'd got loads done, Regina was really happy! We were recruited with some free drinks - turmic sofa and apple cider vinegar - yum! Graham led the group back to base and did a fun fitness session on the way back.

Aidan's Waterside report here:

A great 3k run down to Waterside Adventure Playground where we met Sarah who has recently started at the Playground. The playground is free for all the community to use; one of our regular tasks here is to loosen up the wood chip to make it a softer landing for the kids to play.

They also have a sandpit with a water feature they would like to bring back to life. Sadly it needed a whole new lining, so tonights task was to clear out as much sand as possible. We also had another pile of sand which needed bagging and removing as it has been sitting in stagnant water.

The Sand People are easily startled, but they will soon be back, and in greater numbers."

Everyone pitched in and we speedily finished all, with Sarah very happy she can go back and say the sandpit is ready the next step in its revival.

No trip to Waterside would be complete without a quick climb around, having a childish moment. The moment is over quickly though as we need to finish our run and get back to base!

Sign up for next week here, we're all off help Caxton House help prepare for their summer festival!

PB out

Report written by Paul Bown

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Paul Bown

Paul Bown
Previous Trainer for Camden and Islington, England Athletics Qualified Endurance Coach, 2h51 marathoner, & big sweet potato advocate

Runners helping out

  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • James Gilbert
    • Aidan Padfield
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Islington runner

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