Woods, Trees, Logs and Trunks
12 runners ran 2.6km to help the Eden Rose Coppice Trust in Ipswich.
- Monday, 17th of June 2019
- Led by Ian Duggan
Tonight's run was a very short distance to Brickmakers Wood - the wood that sounds like a pub....to me anyway!
Prior to setting out we celebrated some races from the weekend with Kerry and Robin both doing 2 5 mile races with 48 hrs, as well as the the Goodgym natinal partnership with the Great Get Together - celebrating kindness, respect and all we have in common!
During the run we "collected" a few of the Elmers Big Parade elephant sculptures in preparation for next week's task.
On arrival Jo had things arrange so we could dive straight in - splitting into two groups - one to clear an large area near the workshop ready for trees to be felled in the next few weeks and one to saw huge chunks of ivy away from another set of trees at the to end of the wood, Given the option, all the boys plumped for grabbing a saw to cut back ivy!
There was a tremendous amount of work done by the girls group in clearing piles and piles of logs using wheelbarrows and also dismantling an old wildlife area comprising of pallets, bricks and old wood. Meanwhile the boys were battling with huge swathes of years old ivy that was enveloping and strangling trees.
It's always an enjoyable task at Brickmakers Wood as it is usually very physical and contributes to the fantastic work they do in a lovely setting.
After tidying up we took a very short run to the park next door for a pairs relay challenge, where there were some outstanding efforts......funny how a little competition and working in a team pushes us on!
A thoroughly enjoyable evening ended with another brief jog back to base picking up photos with two more elephants on the way.
Report written by Ian Duggan
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