Shit, Shift and Roll
21 runners ran 3.0km to help the Compton Terrace Gardens in Islington.
- Saturday, 26th of January 2019
- Led by Paul Bown
20 Goodgymers ran 3-4km to help Compton Square Gardens shift 100 bags of compost!
It was lovely to do a GoodGym in the morning and in the light, plus it was a little warmer than it was been this week - all very good things!
We did our intros outside and had a good warm up along the slope before heading towards Highbury Fields. During our 1.5km run to the task we passed Highbury Fields Parkrun packing up and the hustle of H&I area. Our task this week was to help the wonderful Compton Square Gardens, a volunteer run group look after the gardens outside the wonderful Union Chapel. The task was simple but involved lots of peoplepower - shifting 100 bags of compost from the shed area to points across the north garden.
Handy flags and labels pointed to where to place the bags of compost, with numbers indicting the amount of bags needed. Steve needed for this to be explained a few times over, but he got it in the end... haha.. With three wheelbarrows, strong muscles and teamwork it only took 15-20 mins to spread all the bags across the garden. Well done all!
That Morning Manure Smell
After taking a group picture we headed off to Highbury Fields for a fitness session - either a 1km time trial or different conditioning exercises.
Thank you all for coming - regulars, newbies and the Barnet contingent - great to see you all. Remember GG Islington runs every Monday, Barnet or Hackney on Tuesday's and Westminster or Camden on Wednesday's. Question is will GoodGym reach it's Good Deed Target?
See some of you on Monday.
Report written by Paul Bown
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Previous Trainer for Camden and Islington, England Athletics Qualified Endurance Coach, 2h51 marathoner, & big sweet potato advocate
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