Tower Hamlets

Group run

TWO much of a good thing

12 runners ran 4.0km to help the Trapped in Zone One, Trapped in Zone One, Trapped in Zone One, and Mile End Community Garden in Tower Hamlets.

  • Beth Hoskins
  • John Shirley
  • Nina Jhatakia
  • Becky
  • Laura Williams
  • Hester Watson
  • Rohan
  • Hannah
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Bablu Miah
  • Emma Jones
Monday, 6th of December 2021
Led by Laura Williams

Spoilt for choice...

And so it returned: two-task Monday…

First up: Mile End Community Garden. This garden is a “community-led garden whose space, including pathways, seating areas and edible borders, is available to all, and accessible to all, in the Tower Hamlets community.” We were therefore really pleased to be invited down this evening to help with some gardening work, to make the area more accessible for local residents.

Leading this brand new task tonight was Becky J, along with task owner, Nic.

Writes Becky, “This evening’s task was to level the uneven ground ready for concrete to be laid, to allow for wheelchair and other access.

We all picked a patch to shovel: Simon took the entrance, levelling the earth under some old rubber matting; Hester took leaves, leaving everyone else taking on passageways between planters.

Ceiling proved Queen of the Wheelbarrow, navigating tricky terrain and a steep slope (carefully avoiding the samplings round the perimeter) to tip barrow after barrow into the designated spot at the bin in the back of the garden.

A satisfying task where we could clearly see the difference made - looking forward to seeing the finished pathways next year!”

Meanwhile, over on the Cranbrook Estate...

...a team of five tackled every tall block on the estate leafleting for the upcoming Christmas holiday HAF (Holiday Activities and Food Programme) project, for Trapped in Zone One. In a race against the clock, we took odd and even-numbered floors in pairs, making our way through the buildings at record pace. No landing left uncovered, no block too tricky to access, we were assisted by residents inside and out, as we distributed leaflets on this youth activity all over the estate.

The two teams finally called it a day a little after 8, and we all made our way home in different directions, chilly but cheerful, and glad to have spent another evening out in our Borough.

Until next time.

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.

Runners helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Becky
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Becky
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Becky

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