Andrew Swanton

Hammersmith and Fulham

102Good deeds

201runs

528cheers

Thu 25 Nov
27.8km
44:37
01:36/km
Andrew Swanton completed a ride • London
Thu 25 Nov
8.0km
18:56
02:22/km
Wed 24 Nov
29.9km
58:55
01:58/km
Andrew Swanton went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Signed, Revealed, Drill-ivered

Tue 23 Nov
Report written by Lucy Hill

On a chilly Tuesday, four Hammersmith of Fulham runners (and one on two wheels) were at the Josiah Braithwaite Community Gardens in White City. We met with Susannah, their resident gardener, who had three jobs for us:

  • To repurpose some signs about the garden, and secure them at the entrance

  • To clear the leaves from the grass and paths

  • To tidy up in the greenhouse.

We got to work - Lucy and Biscuits worked together to saw the signs up, and drill holes into the corners ready for hanging (with no fingers lost)!

At the other end of the garden, Bethan and Arba armed with brooms and takes took on leaf and greenhouse duties, soon joined by Andrew.

Susannah was impressed as the trio made quick work of their tasks, and soon ventured round to the front to attack some weeds at the entrance to the centre.

Biscuits also found himself another job, taking on ivy that was overgrown and taking over the walls. Armed with his head torch and a big chopper, ivy no doubt that he was going to get this task done.

Meanwhile, despite not sawing anyone’s fingers off, Lucy was getting to grips with the cable ties, and securing the new signs to the fence out the front. Cable ties and cold fingers are not a great combination (but did a drilliant job with the newly hung signs!).

It’s amazing what you can achieve in an hour, and Andrew, Arba and Bethan had cleared the weeds. Susannah gave them the biggest task yet - to chop back the tree branches that were taking over the newly de-weeded path at the front. And what a job they did. Susannah was absolutely delighted at the difference Bethan and Andrew had made with two pairs of choppers! All of a sudden there was twice as much space, and she couldn’t stop grinning ‘everyone is going to be so shocked tomorrow when they see!’.

The final thing to get done was the tidying up. We all helped chop and load black bags with the bush trimmings and swept of the fallen ivy. Job done - signed, revealed, drill-ivered!

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Tue 23 Nov
32.5km
56:45
01:44/km
Andrew Swanton signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Help out the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden

Tue 23 Nov 18:30 pm
Bears Ice Cream, 15 Brook Green, Hammersmith, London, W6 7BL
Help tidy-up a local community garden

Welcome to GoodGym Hammersmith and Fulham! We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week for a physical task helping communities in Hammersmith and Fulham.

THE TASK

This week we're heading back to Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden! Susannah has asked for some help with weeding, tidying and sweeping 🧹 in the garden 🌱.

WHERE TO MEET

Meet outside Bears Ice Cream (15 Brook Green, W6 7BL) at 6.30pm - look out for the red and black GG tees!

THE RUN / CYCLE / WALK

It will be a 2km route to Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden from our meeting point.

The run will be at approx. 6:00-6:30 minute km pace - there will be a backmarker too so no-one is left behind 🙂. Please comment below if you would like to walk, cycle or meet us at the task.

Approx timings

6.30pm - Meet outside Bears Ice Cream, Brook Green (a short walk from Hammersmith tube, W6 8DR) for intros and a warm-up

6.40pm - Head off on the 2km route to Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden

7pm - 7.45pm - Task at Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden (50 Ellerslie Rd, W12 7BW)

7.45pm - Short fitness session followed by a 2km route back to the meeting point at Bears, Ice Cream (you can also head home from the task or during the route back)

8pm - End - at Bears Ice Cream, Brook Green! 🍦

If you have any questions, please drop me a line: bethn@goodgym.org.

IMPORTANT! ⚠️

Please bring your own gardening gloves 🧤.

It is likely to be dark travelling to and from this task, as well as when completing the activity so GoodGym would recommend you bring a headtorch 🔦.

Please note, there will be nowhere secure to leave bags, so please come ready to run / cycle / walk!

The public toilets at Bears are open.

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Mon 22 Nov
33.6km
01:03:20
01:53/km
Sun 21 Nov
27.6km
53:13
01:55/km
Sat 20 Nov
30.5km
55:23
01:49/km
Fri 19 Nov
26.8km
55:26
02:04/km
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