25 runners ran 7.6km to help the Hillside Gardens in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 18th of June 2019
- Led by Pritesh Mistry
Twenty Four wonderful runners joined me in Lambeth to run 7km, help Hillside Gardens and take part in the Great Get Together!
On what had looked like it was going to be a total wash-out the skies cleared (of rain at least) and we were set for a lovely evening. We all gathered outside Papa's for our intro, welcoming our new runners before, Tom, the task owner, who joined us for the run outlined the work we were Going to be doing. We then split into two groups, the relaxed and the not so relaxed and before we knew it we were pounding the Lambeth streets on our way up ALL the hills to Hillside Gardens!
With the 'not so relaxed' group leading the way and taking a slightly different route my relaxed group headed up brixton hill before winding through the streets to Tulse Hill and on to the gardens - it was hard work in muggy conditions but everyone kept at it and we arrived only 5 minutes after the other group. Once at the park Tom split us out into groups with various tasks:
- Cutting back brambles
- Weeding and clearing planters
- Digging up self seeded sycamores
- Pulling up weeds and unwanted plants
We worked hard for twenty minutes and then headed back to Papa's in our two groups again - so much nicer going downhill and with less muggy conditions. Once we were back at Papa's Alice kindly led everyone in a stretch, I explained that tonight had been part of the Great Get Together events and reminded everyone to sign up to the GoodGym Olympics and then we all said our goodbyes with a large number of us heading for drinks at the Duke of Ed.
It's been an absolute blast leading you the last two weeks GGL, what a wonderful bunch you are! Mark is back next week to steady the ship - hope to see you all soon and do visit GG Brent if you can!
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