Group run

What an a-peeling potato!

13 runners ran 6.0km to help the Unique Roots in Croydon.

  • Peter Rhodes
  • Eva Sharpe
  • Croydon runner
  • Hannah Barber
  • Ellie Hutchison
  • Rosalind Vince
  • Croydon runner
  • Nicola Tarrant
  • Jennifer
  • Jenny
  • Magdalena Parker
  • Dovile
  • Sterano
Tuesday, 22nd of October 2019
Led by Ellie Hutchison

We ran 6km to clear weeds and plant bulbs for a community garden in Croydon!

It was a lovely autumn evening down in Croydon this evening, perfect for a good run - finally the rain had stopped! Our 13 runners headed out to the west of Croydon to the Peppermint Centre to help Pamela from Unique Roots - this is a fantastic organisation which builds community in the local area and teaches skills and confidence in gardening. After a quick warm up around a tree, we were off!

It was really great to welcome some new faces to Croydon this week - big hellos all round to Sterano who was joining us for his first GoodGym session and to Eve who was visiting from Hackney! Thanks for coming - hope to see you again very soon!

When we arrived, Pam explained that we would be weeding the raised beds to get them ready for the volunteers to plant some fun plants later in the week. We donned our gardening gloves and got to work with the trowels. We cleared lots of weeds and admired the plants that were still thriving, including enjoying a lot of delicious smelling herbs! There was even some excited when Dovile came across a potato that would be perfect for baking when we got home!

We refilled the beds with more compost and mulch to keep them healthy over the winter. Once we had finished the weeding, we started to fill the tyre planters with new bulbs to keep the garden looking lovely when spring fially arrives. It was great work by everyone and Pam was really pleased with what we achieved!

Finally it was time to head back and cool down with some stretches, while we planned our outfits for next week...

Next Tuesday evening’s run will see us heading out leafleting so bring your best Halloween costumes! It’s also our monthly Croydon social so hope to see lots of you there!

Report written by Ellie Hutchison

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Ellie Hutchison

Ellie Hutchison
GoodGym Croydon Run Leader

Runners helping out

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Nicola Tarrant

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