Weed don't need no vegetation
37 runners ran 7.0km to help the Yellow Qube and Papa's Park in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 28th of January 2020
- Led by Mark Gilyead
Lambeth brought it's A-game tonight with not one but TWO tasks completed.
We first up congratulated looooads people on fantastic Januarys, smashing the GG milestones. Massive shoutout to Nicky for picking this run as her two hundredth good deed.
And topping the GG Lambeth heroes wall for January and rightfully receiving this month's SPOTM, the untouchable Francis Collier-Wright. Some A-grade hand cream, biscuits, sports bar and even a champions plaque, which I'm sure will go atop her mantlepiece.
We then had a super quick warm up, split into two groups and got going.
Nicky lead most of the group, truly earning that 200th deed. Here's what she had to say:
A brilliant team of GoodGymmers headed up the hill to a brand new task at the Yellow Qube. We met Mel and had a brief interlude in the warmth whilst she told us about this brilliant community space and what they needed us to do tonight. Our task was to clear up the space below the walkway. Our first hurdle was a literal one - jumping the fence. Everyone managed this with aplomb and displayed a variety of styles/techniques and different degrees of gracefulness. Once over the fence, we got to work clearing up rubbish and pesky ivy. Mel was very happy and after a quick group snap, we headed back down the hill for some stretching at base camp (aka Papa's).
The rest of us hung around at Papa's to do a bunch of jobs around the cafe. First up, we needed some warming up. Obviously a game of tag was just what the doctor ordered. Then we got cracking:
🎨Painting a wall white, to brighten it up, after spending about 10 minutes trying to open up the paint...
🔩Removing the weird notice boards - hunting down the screws and trying not to pull down the fence...
🌱Pulling up the weeds/knowing which ones are the weeds...
We threw in a few some chilled circuits to warm up halfway through and were even treated to hot chocolate and marshmellows from Valcie from PAPA's cafe.
Nice one everyone! Next week we're back at Jubilee Primary School - sign up here!
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