We shed our spare tyre and wobbly butts!

10 GoodGymers made their way 7.0km to help the Canbury Community Garden in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Nicky West
  • Richmond runner
  • Mark Barun
  • Jane Yelloly
  • Nicola Cage-Brimelow
  • Claire Murphy
  • Kate Haworth
  • Laura Waller
  • Nik West
  • Roz
Tuesday, 6th of November 2018
Led by Mark Barun

Tonight we ran to a familiar GoodGym haunt at the Canbury Community Garden. It was our first group task that had people join for both the walking and running route options and we were very pleased to welcome Roz for her first GoodGym deed. She showed us that she had been well briefed by Kate and came fully kitted up and ready for action.

After a fun warm up, which was at times more reminiscent of the ministry of silly walks due to our skipping styles and monster lunges, we headed out into the darkness along the river towards the gardens. We split at Kingston bridge with the walking group heading along the tow path and the running group heading out on the longer route across the river. We arrived at the gardens with not a squawk to welcome us. We were worried it might be a case of Chicken None rather than Chicken Run!?!

It was great to see the progress that has been made with the garden with new crops for every visit. While the chickens were sleeping soundly all cooped up, we all headed to our beds, but there was no lying down to be done! First task was to shift the compost and level the beds and fill the pond, from our old friend wobbly butt!

Although we struggled to locate the compost, when we found ourselves standing on top of it we didn’t lose our composture! Armed with trusty wheelbarrows and shovels we set to work reducing the muddy mountain and covered the beds with their compost blanket, lovingly tucked in with a kiss from a rake. We showed those chickens that we can-bury those beds!

Whilst pondering on our next task we worked hard on taming our wobbly butts by topping up the duck pond at the back of the gardens. We had a quacking time!

We had energy to spare as we hadn't tyred ourselves out, so we prepared the tyre tubs for potato planting. We had to tread carefully but we hope that the potato harvest will make it a Goodyear!

Tasks complete we tidied away our tools and returned back along the river together! A great team task and we’re egg-cited to hopefully return again soon!

*Note from Run Trainer * This is a great report, thank you Nicky and a huge congratulations on reaching your 50th good deed in such a speedy time with GoodGym. Great back marking, thank you Nik. In tonight's news we also talked about festive tasks for December - please do give me a shout if you know anyone we can assist that ticks that box and look forward to seeing you next week

Report written by Nicky West

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Mark Barun
Led by Mark Barun

Run Trainer for Richmond & Kingston. Qualified Personal Trainer & Sports Coach, check out barunfitnessandmartialarts.co.uk

GoodGymers helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Nik West
  • Report Writer

    Be in charge of writing the session report

    • Nicky West
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Kate Haworth

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