The one with the run and the scrum on the way to whitt-ON!
12 runners ran 9.7km to help the Whitton Youth Zone in Richmond.
- Monday, 4th of November 2019
- Led by Mark Barun
We gathered on a crisp November evening to do good in our borough and take on the 9km run First some Glute firing and leg stretching to prep the legs for the long route of the 316 to Whitton Youth Zone.
Once warmed up and gloves palm up or down debate diffused we were ready and headed off into the dark night to the sound of fireworks. We made our way out of Richmond town towards Twickenham Rugby Stadium (where a solemn nod of the head was given in respect of the weekends events) and then into Whitton high street...Mark had managed to plot a slightly shorter route just shy of the 10km round trip which meant we had a little more extra juice left to tackle the overgrown garden that awaited us.
Once at Whitton Youth Zone we were greeted by Matt who welcomed us with much needed water, tools and bin bags. Our task tonight was to cut back any of the overgrown ivy, weeds, bushes that were blocking the entrance path to the centre and then sweep the path of debris. We got working as a team , sharing tools and helping to get monster branches into small waste bags. Such a great space at the centre for those who use to enjoy but easy to get over grown so great for us to get our GG physical fix in to help calm down the fauna or day of the triffids as someone said!
As ever we got so much done in the 20 minutes or so available to us and then headed back to Wholefoods as quick as our tired muscles would carry us ready for something warm and cosy!.
Well done to all who braved it - Lovely to share the run with you!
Report written by Jenna Barun
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Run Trainer for GG Richmond and GG Kingston. Also a qualified Personal Trainer. Love running for mindfullness and mental wellbeing.
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