Tower Hamlets

Group run

Shoulda WOODa Coulda

23 runners ran 3.0km to help the Hollybush Estate and Poets' Corner Community Garden in Tower Hamlets.

  • Bryon Chan
  • Martin Quinlan
  • David Cole
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Charlotte Fountaine
  • Tim Bell
  • Laura Williams
  • Polly O'Callaghan
  • Pauline
  • Chris Bell
  • Leo
  • Rosie
  • Hester Watson
  • Stefan
  • Dave Gowenlock
  • Johnny
  • Laura Howarth
  • Emma
  • Rohan
  • Laura Cramp
  • Timur
  • Patrick Bolton
  • Islington runner
Monday, 2nd of March 2020
Led by Laura Williams

A chilly, two-task start to March

23 runners gathered this evening for two tasks to local community gardens.

We were lucky enough to have brilliant task force member Bryon leading one of our tasks to a new task, the Poets Corner Community Garden where task owner Tahera had prepared the task very carefully, complete with a fine array of snacks. The runners wasted no time in getting stuck in to the gardening task which included clearing, weeding, leaf-collecting...a mixed bag of gardening tasks. Said task owner Tahera of the runners after they'd finished, "They covered so much ground, you can really see the difference."

Meanwhile I led a group to Rocky Park on the Hollybush Estate where Margaret, Michael and Basil the dog had a wonderful selection of tasks for us all, including wood shifting for the bug house (as it sounds); clearing leaves and branches and redistributing various bits of plant debris to another part of the garden.

As the evening got chillier, the runners didn't stop and they worked tirelessly for 45 minutes.

We gathered for some final pics before being joined by Bryon's team at Middleton Green's basketball court for tonight's fitness session, where the runners performed even more amazingly, whizzing through a long session of marching tricep dips, v-sits (on a cold wall), skipping shuttle runs, prisoner lunges...and that's just to name a few.

And then we ran back to base, after a few finishing stretches, to say cheerio for another week.

What a start to March.

What's coming up

So, here's what's coming up...

  • On Thursday, the phenomenal Redbridge are hosting the GG social in the centre of town. Details can be found here

  • And next week, we head to Columbia Road Youth Hub for a brand new, indoor, decorating task. Followed by our monthyl social! It's all go. Details and sign-up are here.

And not forgetting...

And a big shout out to Bryon tonight for leading our second task, and taking some good pics, and to Polly for backmarking.

Have a brilliant week, everyone, and hope to see you soon.

Report written by Laura Williams

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Laura Williams
Led by Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Polly O'Callaghan
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Bryon Chan

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