Shear hard work got the task done
15 runners ran 6km to help their local community in Hounslow.
- Wednesday, 11th of September 2019
- Led by Anastasia Hancock
Another Wednesday evening, another group of community heroes getting together to lend a hand and get themselves even fitter too. Winners!
Don't forget that next week we have our week of special birthday celebrations! GoodGym is a whole ten years old, and to mark the occasion we'll be having a week of birthday themed runs, which will culminate with Super Saturday!.On the 21st we will be attempting the greatest number of community missions across the UK - check out the listings to see what's on offer!
During our warm up last night we really worked on mobilising and activating our major running muscles, and before we set off, discussed our favourite running and racing distances. Almost every distance was covered, right from the sprinters with 100 and 400 metres up to marathon - and to the pub!
Our job last night was at the beautiful Gunnersbury Park, a local space for all the community, where we were helping out at the amazing sounding Gothic Ruins. So, after a 3km run there - where we miraculously missed the train crossing coming down for the first time ever - we had a quick squat competition and headed in to the park.
After picking up the barrows, gloves and tools Dave led us down to the ruins, which were dramatically lit by a full moon. This small gothic folly near the former stable block is beautiful but its borders were starting to get a bit overgrown and the bamboo across the path also needed a bit of attention.
We divided up into two groups and got working straight away. The bamboo was soon looking much tamer, while despite some nasty bitey things attacking Glyn and Dave and Naveed getting covered with sticky bits, the weeds were soon cleared. With the beautiful sunset gone and darkness falling, we returned the tools and headed back to Turnham Green for a quick abs blast. Great work everybody!
Next week we have a great new task helping lay a woodchip path and shovel soil to help turn a worn out grassy patch into a lovely to garden for Brentford residents community association. We'll finish off the GG birthday run with a fun fitness session and a social. See you there! Happy running, GG Hounslow.
Ps - happy birthday to Luis - go on, give him a birthday cheer!
Report written by Anastasia Hancock
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