Chris Geatch

Still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. I have to confess, I don't really like running, but I do like being a bit helpful.

Slough

34Good deeds

304runs

361cheers

Chris Geatch completed a training run • Evening Run
Sun 15 Aug
5.1km
30:06
05:52/km
Chris Geatch completed a training run • Treadmill plod
Sat 14 Aug
4.8km
30:09
06:15/km
Chris Geatch completed a training run • Night Run
Tue 10 Aug
4.4km
30:10
06:53/km
Chris Geatch completed a walk • Morning Walk
Mon 9 Aug
2.5km
30:57
12:16/km
Chris Geatch completed a training run • Evening Plod 1
Sun 8 Aug
5.9km
35:53
06:07/km
Thu 15 Jul
0.6km
03:28
05:30/km
Chris Geatch completed a training run • Goodgym: Jeez, I got old
Thu 15 Jul
1.7km
09:27
05:28/km
Chris Geatch went on a community mission
Community mission
Slough

Love stem and leave stem

Thu 15 Jul
Report written by Manjit Birk

What a great transformation we did today!

Five of us attended a community mission to help a local community centre with their overgrown garden, which had become a little bit of a thorn in their side!

Having had seen the garden in my initial visit, I did prewarn the team to wear long sleeved tops, so when Chris and Claire turned up in their shorts and t-shirts I knew it was going to end in shears!

All that and thorn some

In order to get into the back garden we had to systematically cut back the overgrowth and ease our way into the grounds, although Chris had a better idea of just trampling all over it. He then went on to trim back the overgrown grass ready to be mowed down next time.

Helen came prepared with her own cutters and was straight in with getting the vegetation cut back. I knew I was the whimp of the team as every thorn seemed to poke through my gloves - thistle be the end of me!

Sutyee worked her oragmai magic on the corner bush and got that cut right back, whilst Claire took on the grassed area and step by step bootcamped the overgrowth into submission.

This was such a rewarding task to do as you can see the impact you have made in just one short hour. The garden is now useable! Even a little Robin decided that Helen's flapjacks were so yummy that it flew right into our hands to take some!

We look forward to returning to this centre in a few weeks time to finish off the job.

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Chris Geatch completed a walk • Afternoon Walk
Tue 13 Jul
3.4km
38:54
11:23/km
Chris Geatch completed a training run • Slowest treadmill run I can do
Sat 10 Jul
5.0km
30:34
06:04/km
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