Tower Hamlets

Group run

The Pull Monty

15 GoodGymers made their way 4.0km to help the Glasshouse Community Centre in Tower Hamlets.

  • Beth Hoskins
  • John Shirley
  • Chris Burns
  • Laura Williams
  • Lieke
  • Grit
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Ivy
  • Stephen Tolfree
  • Rohan
  • Evie McGregor
  • Lewisham runner
  • Simon Hempenstall
  • Emma
  • Tower Hamlets runner
Monday, 26th of July 2021
Led by Laura Williams

Amazing gardening work from Team TH this evening.

Yes, a sturdy crew of 15 helped Catherine de-weed the large Parkview Estate, of thistles, bindweed, and just about every other menace to a garden you can imagine.

How it started

We met in our current meeting location to the East of Victoria Park, where we separated into two groups: a small team headed out on a shorter, more leisurely lap of the park, while Chris, for the second week running, took out a bigger team on a much longer loop.

What we did

We gathered together by the community garden, where Catherine had prepared maps and Weed Teams (more wholesome than it sounds) before we all made our way to our respective corners of the garden.

It was thistle-y, it was tough...We dug, we tugged, we loaded, we binned. It was a humid one too, so more pats on the back to tonight's team.

The time flew by, and soon we were posing for a final couple of pics, before Catherine led us through several relaxation and grounding exercises, the theme being 'letting-go-of-the-day', along with any unforeseen difficulties (yes, unexpected adversities, we're looking at you).

...And how it ended

A team then headed off to the pub, for a cooling drink and a chat - a great way to start the week.

Next week, we're two-tasking it: yep, we're at Hollybush cutting back more overgrowth of the Family Area and heading to Meath Gardens for a litter-pick and weeding. It's all go.

Until then, have a really good week.

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.

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Chris Burns

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