Group run

Shaking our grasses

10 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help their local community in Wandsworth.

  • Lorna Gott
  • Anastasia Hancock
  • Sophie Humphrey
  • Jordan
  • Stephanie Stevenson
  • Catherine Moore
  • Joanna
  • Beth
  • Jason Kurtis
  • Laudy Samra
Monday, 4th of March 2024
Led by Anastasia Hancock

It was one of our favourite Mondays of the entire month last night - our regular visit to Doddington roof garden followed by our monthly pub quiz. And this one certainly lived up to expectations!

We kicked off the night as usual at the BAC where we welcomed Laudy to her very first session - great to meet you.

We then did some reps which got our heart rates up, before going round the group to discuss who we would invite to our fantasy pub quiz team. With Stephen Fry, Thomas Edison, Barack Obama, Boris Johnson and, er, Eddie Redmayne joining our super team, I think we'd clear up!

We set off for Doddington community roof garden to meet Malissa who quickly divided us up into two teams. While half of the group got started lifting grass, shaking off the mud, and saving it for replanting, the second lot began tackling the task of emptying and transporting the water butt. It sounded easier than it was. However hard they tried it would just not budge. Emptying the water with cans, trying to prise out the grate, and even attempting to leverage it with spades all sadly proved fruitless, so it was a case of abandoning this particular challenge (for now) and moving on.

There was plenty more to do, from weeding, to replanting grass and shifting turf and before we knew it our time was up. But not before we had done our weekly fitness session.This time it was EMOM - every minute on the minute. The idea is that we all do a certain number of exercises at any pace during a minute before moving on to the next set. With loads of squats, tricep dips, lunges and jacks, we worked every major muscle group and kept warm in the growing drizzle.

The pub was just a short jog away, so without wasting any time we set off for the warm inviting interior and found our places. It was another glorious week for GG quizzers as we managed to sweep third and FIRST place, with the winning team bagging another lot of funds for our garden. It's going to look blooming marvelous come the summer.

Next week I'm just waiting for confirmation that we'll have a change of task and will be heading back to Doddington to help shift a delivery of compost, so watch this space! We also have our weekly hot food delivery on Sunday, and plenty of other ways to help out too.

Report written by Anastasia Hancock

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Anastasia Hancock
Led by Anastasia Hancock

Area Activator for Wandsworth and Hounslow. All things running. For fitness, fun, racing and to feel good - and for everybody!

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    • Lorna Gott

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