Tower Hamlets

Group run

We Stone the Night

19 runners ran 4km to help the Tower Hamlets Council in Tower Hamlets.

  • Beth Hoskins
  • Dave Gilbert
  • John Shirley
  • Tracey
  • Chris Burns
  • Becky
  • Laura Williams
  • Si
  • Joel Waugh
  • Hester Watson
  • Rohan
  • Evie McGregor
  • Lewisham runner
  • Even Alin
  • Simon Hempenstall
  • Emma Rapley
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Aarani
  • Naike
 
Monday, 19th of July 2021
 
Led by Laura Williams

It was a great-sized group that gathered to litter-pick and gravel-spread for our first Group Run of the year.

We met in the far corner of Vicky Park where we welcomed first time runners, ran through the health and safety bits, and enjoyed a couple of dynamic stretches.

Speeds for all

In two groups, we then sped off to The Hub to meet Mark and the team for tonight's activity. The Leisurely Pace Crew took it easy with me, with a nice slow jog via the most direct route, while those who meant business headed off for a mile-plus detour of the East of the park, with our running pro, Chris.

A couple more joined us at The Hub and before we knew it we were dispatched into two groups: the litter-pickers and the gravel-spreaders.

Two teams, two tasks

The litter-pickers headed out to all four corners of the park, enjoying the combination of a stroll with a lot of productivity (and great company), while the sturdy team of eight gravel-spreaders got a Monday workout-and-a-half, as they shovelled barrow full of barrow of gravel, wheeled it to the play area where a team of two proceeded to rake it over the swings.

That's a lot of contribution to your park tonight, team: helping distribute a surface to make the swings safer, and helping clear up after a big, big weekend in the park.

It was a lovely time together: warm, fun, appreciated...

More to come

It's the start of our new regular activity with the Parks team, who are keen to have us back asap, so... well done all.

The shout-outs

A special big shout-out this week to our first time runners, Aarani and Naike and to Chris who suggested the venue and activity for tonight, and for helping plan and lead.

Until next week!

Report written by Laura Williams


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Emma Rapley
Emma Rapley
Monday July 19th, 2021 23:03

Sooo much fun and great/grit report Laura!

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Tuesday July 20th, 2021 17:14

Great work tonight, Emma - and that fab pun :)

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Laura Williams
Led by Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

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