We had a weedy good birthday
23 runners ran 4km to help their local community in Hounslow.
- Wednesday, 30th of October 2019
- Led by Anastasia Hancock
It was party night in Hounslow yesterday as we celebrated three whole years of doing good and getting fitter.
In that time we have planted trees, painted scout huts, picked plastic along the river, learnt how to prune roses, shifted several tonnes of soil, dug flower beds, weeded (and weeded and weeded), delivered leaflets and litter picked. In some of our stranger tasks we have even transported bamboo across Chiswick, washed baptismal pools, cleaned murals and dug in the snow!
Over three years you amazing people have clocked up a whopping
1772 good deeds!
We've also run countless miles, entered races, finished first marathons, done many parks runs, got PBs over all the distances, and gone to the pub together a lot. Perhaps most importantly, we've made new friends. Here's to the next three years and all we'll achieve at GoodGym Hounslow!
After our birthday themed warm up, we discussed what we'd most like for our next birthday as a present. Some were more attainable than others, from chocolate and wine, to a brewery, time machine and summer.
Our task for the night was at a local school that are creating a green wall to protect the children from the air pollution which is a real problem in the area. So we set off at a good pace, and arrived after a few pit stops for tricep dips and squats, to find Kate, a member of the PTA, and headteacher Debra waiting for us.
We got straight to work weeding and clearing the borders ready for the trees, and got the job done in no time at all - next week we're back at the same place to plant the 25 hawthorns and spread wood chip. Sign up here to get involved.
After a run back to base it was time for a birthday party themed fitness session. We started off with Over and Under, which the aptly named Team Winner won, then moved onto Squat Squat Goose which saw some suspect moves, followed by Planking Lions (with a fantastic show of strength from Alan, Naveed and Alex), and finishing off with Stuck in the Mud.
Happy Birthday GoodGym Hounslow!
Report written by Anastasia Hancock
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