Tower Hamlets

Group run

Too mulch of a good thing

26 runners ran 4.0km to help the St. Margaret's House, Glasshouse Community Centre, and Friends of Meath Gardens in Tower Hamlets.

  • Bryon Chan
  • Martin Quinlan
  • George
  • Chris Burns
  • Chi Nwa
  • Tim Bell
  • Fergal Duggan
  • Michael Barnett
  • Laura Williams
  • Si
  • Lieke
  • Victoria Wilson
  • Newcastle runner
  • Katherine
  • Joel Waugh
  • Sian Waugh
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Chris Bell
  • Leo
  • Anna
  • Isabelle
  • Emma
  • Rohan
  • Liz D'Agostino
  • Charlie Huins
  • Adam
Monday, 28th of October 2019
Led by Laura Williams


What a busy night: three tasks, three beautifully organised task owners.

We met in our lovely hotel room where Torie headed up the lighting operation: attaching straps to our new head torches, and together with Emma, Isabelle & Kat, helped figure out the hows and whys of transporting our new spangly lights.

We headed out for some quick warm up exercises, welcoming late arrivals before forming three highly competent crews…

Task Force save the day again

  • Kat and Isabelle led one team to Meath Gardens, where task owners, Friends of Meath Gardens, including Joanna, Julia and Jane, were ready and waiting with carts, spades & litter-picking kit for mulch moving, digging aaaand litter-picking.

  • Lieke led the St Margaret’s House posse – a team of 5 taking to the streets of Bethnal Green to distribute newsletters and flyers about some exciting events this fab arts centre has coming up.

  • And I led a third team to the Parkview Estate, where Catherine and little Liam greeted us with bundles of the estate’s newsletters, and the best instructions and organisation in town. The team was dispatched to all four corners of the estate, leaving no stone unturned as we distributed the newsletter to all residents, letting them know of a forthcoming litter-pick, and the new basketball hoops.

Busy bees or what.

The team at Meath were shovelling mulch, and collecting every last bit of litter, while Lieke’s leafleting posse distributed every flier given, and my team at Parkview covered the development like pros.

And then we met at our favourite fitness tree (although, according to Emma, as it’s fallen, it’s the Fitness Log. Hmmm.) The runners were led through some lovely moves, such as our boxer crunch, scorpion push up and our favourite Bulgarian Split Squat, all to Apple Music’s Summer Vibes playlist. And Chi’s encouraging words…

Shout-outs and thanks

  • Welcome to our first time runners, Liz, Charlie, Adam and George (by no means new to GG, just to TH) - thanks for a wonderful session; for being so calm and productive on a very busy evening. We hope to see you really soon!

  • And thanks to our wonderful task force, Kat and Isabelle for leading to the Meath task; to Lieke for helping to plan in advance, and for enabling the St Margaret’s task to happen.

  • Thanks to Torie for brilliant help with logistics: with planning and light assembly, and for being a much appreciated early arrival this evening.

  • And thanks to Chi & Leo for some great pics this evening!

  • Lastly, thank you to the legend that is Ed Field who fast-tracked our new head torches (when yours truly had been a bit slow on the requesting front), meaning we were able to commit to the Meath Gardens task.

What's coming up...

Now, there is just one thing you need to know about coming up this week…

On Thursday evening from 7-9 we’re heading to Powerleague in Shoreditch (location here) to support our first 5-aside match as GG regulars Kat, David, Chris, Bryon & Steve take on The Young Foundation!

Come and spend some time with us: they’ll be playing, I’ll be cheering and you’ll be eating the beautiful food that’s being laid on for us all.

A lovely night out, and you can come for as little or as much as you fancy. The event details can be found here.

Until then, have a wonderful week everyone, and we hope to see you very soon!

Report written by Laura Williams

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Laura Williams

Laura Williams
GoodGym Trainer for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Leo
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Emma

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