We put our Heart and Soil into it!
25 runners ran 10.0km to help the Tabard Gardens Community Allotments in Southwark.
- Wednesday, 29th of January 2020
- Led by Ian Gostling
Wall of honour
- Pat on the back to Dom for back marking the group there and back.
- High-Fives to Emma and Tom for joining us on their first group run!
- Three Cheers to JC for touristing over from Greenwich
Let's have a recap
Last night 25 runners ran 10km overall to Tabard Garden Allotmentsmaking it our highest ever average attendance in January, and our biggest group this year!! On the way to the task split into 2 groups to vary the pace, thanks to Sam and Girija for keeping the 2 groups together. After being held up by a few traffic lights, we made our way to the garden where Peter and Annawere waiting to instruct us with the tasks for the evening. We quickly split into 2 teams, the first group led by Stefan, Nate & Tom took wheelbarrows containing bags of manure (direct from our work at Surrey Docks Farm) and transported it to 'Beautiful Balin', garden another nearby community space looked after by the Tabard Growers. The second team armed with spades and forks got to work shoveling stubborn soil and roots into wheelbarrows, continuing the work we started before Christmas, to make a new planting bed ready for spring. Despite two wheelbarrows having broken wheels, the two Sams took care of the heavy lifting along with Paulin and Ben. Kim was the most keen to get her hands dirty, and Nelly summed up the evening with tonight's pun! In 30mins so much soil was cleared the bags were almost empty, ready for us to finish the job in a few weeks time!
FACT OF THE DAY Toponymy - is the study of place names, their origins, meanings, use and typology.
We made it back in good time, with some added sprints along the Surrey Canal, and lots of discussion about what was for dinner! Finishing of with a quick stretch and cool down.
Next week we'll be running 4km overall to the BRAND NEW Crisis store opening in Peckham! It is the day before they are due to open, so we will have exclusive access to help them get everthing ready! Followed by some fitness drills around Peckham Rye.
See you there team!
Report written by Ian Gostling
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