Group run

We're Lavender Tasks at Kennington Park!

40 runners ran 5.3km to help the Friends of Kennington Park in Lambeth.

  • Elise
  • Sophie Hedges
  • Katie Welford
  • marie noelle Vieu
  • Tom Benson
  • Mark Gilyead
  • George Clarkson
  • Steve Jenkins
  • Rebecca
  • Jim
  • Lucy Ranson
  • Freyja Winterson
  • Magdalena Bujar
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Anna
  • Michael Welsh
  • Samantha
  • Zara
  • Lucy Mcmahon
  • Lambeth runner
  • Philip Woodall
  • David Ewens
  • Paul Fawcett
  • Charlotte Emms
  • Ileena Pramanik
  • Steven Jarman
  • Phoebe
  • Tim Brown
  • Anthony Regan
  • Jennifer
  • Thea
  • Marina
  • Holly Foster
  • Hannah Wright
  • Louisa Mason
  • Rebecca Dowse
  • Shauna
  • Freddie Gray
  • Hannah Kehoe
  • Bethany Withnall
Tuesday, 3rd of September 2019
Led by Mark Gilyead

40 runners hit the road last night for all manner of gardening jobs and some litter picking at the delightful Kennington Park.

First off we welcomed new runners into the fold - cheers for coming along Lucy, Anna, Hannah and Louisa!!

And then we had some congratulations to give:
Steven has now smashed his 50th good deed and Michael is on a massive 100 good deeds!! They had the honour(???) of wearing the cape of goodwill and the wings of glory for their incredible contribution to the community.

Nice one guys!

And then we had to say goodbye 😢 Long-time Lambeth runner and ultra reliable taskforce member Lucy is back off to bonnie Scotland. She’d done 123 good deeds before last night, and has a group run streak of 39 months (3 years, 3 months and 3 days actually) which is just nuts. She will be so missed but we know when GG Edinburgh kicks off, she’ll be there!

Then we ran. Steve lead a 4k route and the rest of us had a direct 2.5k run. We were met by Rita and Mariette who instructed us with some pretty specific jobs.

Just a little bit off the top, please.

✂️ Snipping lavender

🌳 Trimming the big (yew) bushes

🚮 Litter pick off on the fringes

🌱 Up-ROOT-ing some ‘tree of hair-ven’ saplings

🌺 Getting the Wisteria out of one’s eyes


We split into small groups to tackle each task and got to work.

There was some super even snipping from Lucy, Phoebe & Hannah and Freddie was hot on their tail, sweeping up the split ends.

Team litter pick was on fire: Tim found some old Country music CDs, Phil was picking up every cigarette butt he could possibly find and Magda, Frances & Marina collected 2 massive bags of rubbish between them.

After half an hour and a very important headcount, we left.

Shears m’dears!

And what a treat we had to look forward to from our Bake Off Sweet-stakes!

A perfectly moist orange and almond cake from Phoebe, a spectacularly colourful angel cake from Steve and an expertly executed antigravity cake from Samantha. 🍊👼🍎


See you next week for a brand new task - painting and gardening at Loughborough Community Centre - and BISCUITS! Sign up here.

Report written by Mark Gilyead

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Mark Gilyead
Mostly runs for the train. On purpose obvs.

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