Group run

Verging on bulbalicious

17 runners ran 8.1km to help the Marston Community Garden and Oxford City Council in Oxford.

  • Cassy Fiford
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Lorenzo
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Jo Milton
  • Mary Clarkson
  • Alice
  • Sarah McFadden
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Foster
  • Kieran Venner
  • Sophie Wilkinson
  • Hattie Elvins
  • Rachael M
  • Tasha Gavin
  • Shati Patel
  • Rosemary Cameron
Wednesday, 6th of October 2021
Led by Anwen Greenaway

With the evenings getting darker earlier we raced over to Marston to complete a bulb-planting session with Marston Community Gardeners before it got too dark to work.

Working in pairs we planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs all along the road heading out of Old Marton towards the ring road. No messing about on this evening session - we knew we probably only had 40 minutes to get the job done, even with head torches and portable lights helping to extend the work time.

We all admired the professionalism of Mary's bulb-planting tool - the ultimate way to plant several hundred bulbs without getting repetitive strain injury! - although most of us made do with spades and trowels. That's something for the GoodGym tool wishlist for sure, right below our own scythe! We picked up a bucket full of litter along the way as a bonus good deed.

Finishing in the dark, we were promised hot chocolate all round for all volunteers on our next bulb-planting mission on 31st October meeting at the Up in Arms. Check it out and sign up in the Sessions listings.

This is our 3rd year in a row planting bulbs in Marston. I very much hope that we'll finally get to see the resulting flowers next spring - 2 spring lockdowns mean that we haven't made it back to see the display yet!

It was perfect running weather, so the group run to and from the task was a joy.

Welcome to GoodGym Tasha and Rosemary :-)

Report title courtesy of Bethan. Thank you!

Report written by Anwen Greenaway

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