Weedone Weedin'

3 GoodGymers made their way 5.3km to help the Heathcote Community Centre in Warwick & Leamington Spa.

  • Katherine
  • Nigel
  • James Harwood
Wednesday, 3rd of August 2022
Led by Katherine

3 Goodgymers enjoyed the great outdoors on a balmy summer's evening to help Heathcote Community Centre (previously known as Warwick Gates Community Centre) with a litter pick and some weeding.

After a relatively warm jog to the centre catching up on everyone's recent Commonwealth Games watching, we were greeted by Robyn who showed us where the tools were. James was keen to get stuck into the litter pick and managed to collect an entire full bin bag of rubbish from the centre's car park. He also enjoyed a shower of lemonade as he tried to empty a 2 litre unopened bottle that had been left in the sun too long and then exploded all over him!

Nigel and Katherine got to work on weeding between the slabs near the entrance to the centre. Given we were only here a few weeks ago it was surprising how many weeds had grown back again. However, it didn't take long and once James had completed his litter pick he also lent a hand with the weeding, so between us we managed to get most of the entrance looking neat and tidy.

With rubbish and weeds bagged up, it was time to head back into town. The run back was thankfully much cooler, as well as being more downhill than the way there! We had our cool down stretch in the Pump Room gardens in front of the big screen that is showing the Commonwealth Games with a lovely atmosphere surrounded by lots of people on deck chairs watching the action in the sunshine.

It was lovely to welcome James back to Goodgym after a few weeks' break and to catch up on all his news!

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