The sky opened on the group of 5 runners who were hit by hale one kilometer before the meeting point: Brockhill care home. Becky, James, Katie and Anne welcomed Moumita to her first (short) mission in Woking.
A handsome young man opened the door to us and promptly apologized for the bad weather! When we looked toward the garden, where our task was to take place, we saw a curtain of water falling down, the ground was an enormous puddle… in other words we could not even attempt to start the task.
Unanimously we thought it wiser to postpone the gardening/painting we were supposed to complete and brave the elements to run back home via the canal.
See you at the allotment next week when we will carry on with planting vegetables and tidying up our plot.
Happy running to you all!
Becky is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
An evening of Brambles and Nettles
Last night Woking GG members met at the Millbrook RSPCA center to help clear the brambles and nettles which go along the horse paddock.
It's been almost 9 months since we have been to the RSPCA and it's one of nicest spots for a mission. We were working along side a pregnant horse who was due to give birth any day. With 6 of us working hard, we managed to clear the whole side of the field!
A big welcome back Susan who joined us for her second mission but first one of this year!
James was on top form and being the only male, he may have got picked on slightly. I promise I won't write anything bad! Although the best comment of the night was James to be the new Milky Bar Kid!! I can see the similarities :
A big well done to every one again!
Next week we will be at:
Brockhill Care Home - The task will be starting at 7pm. I know some at meeting at 6:45pm at the WWF carpark to run to the mission! Please remember your Masks for this mission!
Meet at Brookwood Station at 6:45pm.
If you are wanting to run from Woking town then it is an easy route straight down the canal and is just under 7km. It will be dark once we complete the task - so think ahead and remember a torch if you running back or you can get the train back into work and costs just under £4.
We are part of the Brookwood Community Gardening Project and we have been granted with funds to create a sustainable garden at Brookwood Station. We have two outdoor areas out the front of the station. Planters on platform 2 and another area on Platform 1 to improve.
Please remember your gloves and also face mask.
Meeting at the WWF Carpark steps - look out for the GG Red T-Shirts. There is parking available if you are driving.
From here we will walk down the canal, picking up any litter along the way. Last litter pick we came to a park area where there was A LOT of litter. We will continue in this area and clear the rubbish.
*Please remember your gloves and bring your own litter picker if you have one. *
You can purchase a foldable litter picker on amazon which is great if you are running to the meet up area.
Meet at the allotment at 6:45pm
This is part of our Allotment Project where we are trying to grow some veg and flowers. Hoping then we can donate our harvest of veg and flowers.
Please make sure you bring your own gloves.
Meeting at the carpark at the RSPCA in Millbrook. Our task is to remove the brambles from around the horse paddocks.
Please remember your own gloves. Tools will be provided.
What a load of Rubbish
Well done to GG members who last night stumbled along a lot of rubbish! Cans, bottles, packaging.... you name it, we cleared it! It did make us notice how there are hardly any bins around. We managed to fill 5 big black bags full of rubbish! There was plenty more rubbish to clear, so we will be back to help make it a nicer area for families to enjoy.
A big welcome to Maya who joined us for her first GG experience. We also welcomed Alys who joined us for her first Woking GG mission. Both have moved to the area and it was so lovely for you to join us and we hope you felt welcomed and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
We will be meeting at Brookwood Station at 6:45pm. We have new exciting project starting here and SW Rail have allowed us to adopt the station to make a sustainable garden. If you are looking to run to the station from Woking Town then its just under 7km. It will be dark if you decide to run home again or there is a train back into Woking station that leaves Brookwood at 19:53 or 20:21 (£3.90) and takes 5mins.
we are back at Brockhill , they have plenty of tasks for us to complete. Please remember your face mask. Meet at Brockhill, there is parking available or its around a 3km run from the wwf carpark.
Meeting the allotment
We will be planting some potatoes and other vegetables.
6 Members only so make sure you sign up in time so you don't loose your space