Southwark

Group run

Three soil-Bags Full & Barrows of Fun!

15 runners ran 6.5km to help the Galleywall Nature Reserve in Southwark.

  • Ian Gostling
  • Emma
  • Emily McGovern
  • Girija Tase
  • David Ewens
  • Nedelina
  • Fiona Harper
  • Civ Sivakumaran
  • Rosanna Amour
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Abigail Burgess
  • Will Evans
  • Andrzej Doyle
  • Reece Price
  • Rebecca Loades
 
Wednesday, 25th of September 2019
 
Led by Ian Gostling

Wall of Honour

  • Thanks to Emily for back marking and keeping the group together.
  • Raise a glass to Emma for completing her 50th Good Deed at the weekend!
  • Big Shout to Sam for doing a Triple Mission on Saturday, 3 Deeds in 1 day WOW!

Dates for the Diary

  • A Gardening Workshop is being held for us at Surrey Docks Farm on Sunday 6th November 2-4pm. We have kindly been offered this as a Thank You so drop me an email or whatsapp to book your place!
  • Fancy a Race? I'm going to enter the River Thames Half Marathon on Sunday 27th October, the route follows the river from Walton to Hampton and back, lets test those legs! Full event info here

Let's have a Recap!

Last night 15 runners ran 7km in total to the community garden at Galleywall Nature Reserve in Bermondsey. The lovely nature reserve is maintained by a committed group of local volunteers, helping to protect this natural home of newts.

Choosing a quieter, more direct route, we arrived in good time to meet Jane and Alan for the evenings task. As ever we were given a list of jobs by the fantastically organised Jane. We set up our new outdoor lights to illuminate the pathway, and the first group got to work shovelling soil from three huge bags into wheelbarrows, before forming a relay to transport it onto the flower beds inside the polytunnel, where Reece was waiting to lift and sift it.

The next group had the task of building a soil bank around the central pond, carrying around 20 bags of soil and being careful not to pour soil all over themselves...David won first prize for getting the most mucky!

A third group set about planting bulbs of Snow Drops, collecting kindling, and chopping wood for a Birthday Bonfire this weekend. In a flash our 30 minutes were up and it was time to say goodbye until next spring, when will will return and hopefully see the Snow Drops appear!

FACT OF THE DAY Newts have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, spinal cords, hearts, intestines, plus upper & lower jaws! Incredible - thanks Emily!

On the way back we threw in some Surprise Sprints while staying as a group and maintaining a steady pace, well done everyone!

Next week we will be running 6km overall to our friends at Bell House, a magnificent Grade II Listed building, and centre for educational needs such as dyslexia support. There will be plenty to get stuck into throughout the grounds! Sign up here

See you next week Team. Chin up!

Report written by Ian Gostling


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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Emily McGovern

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