Tower Hamlets

Group run

Trash of the Titans

20 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the Friends of Meath Gardens in Tower Hamlets.

  • Beth Hoskins
  • Dave Gilbert
  • Chris Burns
  • Laura Williams
  • Sara
  • Si
  • Harry Jerman
  • Eimear
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Suraj
  • Ivy
  • Stephen Tolfree
  • Rohan
  • Fiona M
  • Heather
  • Aine Hester
  • Michelle
  • Simon Hempenstall
  • Naike
Monday, 2nd of August 2021
Led by Laura Williams

Twix and chats

Our incredible team of 20 rose to the multi-sport challenge of a busy task and run this evening.

We met in the gorgeous Museum Gardens, eating Twix fingers and chatting, while we waited for the team to assemble.

Multi-sport options

Our tribe tonight was made up of club runners, joggers, walkers and cyclists, complete with a plan for everyone to enjoy tonight's picturesque route.

Chris was navigating the route and front-runners this evening; Sara and Fiona our cyclists who doubled-up as splendid route navigators and backmarkers for the walkers, while our Beth backmarked and led the walking team. It worked a treat! We all arrived at Meath on time, ready to be greeted and briefed by Joanna and Tunde from Friends of Meath Gardens.

Multi-task tasking

A small team joined Joanna and Tunde planting new trees in the far corner of the park, while the remainder of the team focused on a multi-task task: collecting litter, and pulling up weeds from around the new young trees, scattered around the park.

And did those kids get a haul: from hula hoops to mattresses; beer bottles to Red Bull tins, no trash stone was left unturned. Bags and bags were filled, as we enjoyed chatting to park-users and Meath residents as we went about our trashy task.

The stash

And then it was 8 and we were posing for our triumphant final pics, and our donation handover: yes, a multitask of tasks, this evening saw us gather any unwanted menswear and un-used tech for the Care4Calais crew, Tulio (and Joanna) for our temporary Bethnal Green residents who need a hand with some of the basics atm.

...And the shout-outs

To our Chris, Sara, Fiona and Beth, who led the sports activity. Well done for top teamwork and giving us a Group Run that saw us pottering along Bethnal Green streets, towpaths, and parks, without a single hitch.

To Sara and Ivy, who brought clothes and phones for this evening's donations!

To Harry, who brought you this week's spectacular pun.

Next week, we become Team GB...

And so 'till next week, folks, when we become I am Team GB as we head to Victoria Park, to once again join the phenomenal rangers team - sign-up here.

Until then, have a great week.

Report written by Laura Williams

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John Shirley
John Shirley
Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 11:29

Another great report. Good to see Ivy in her black t-shirt

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 11:43

Isn't it! Hope to see you soon, John!

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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
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Beth Hoskins
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Beth Hoskins

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