These superstars braved the hot weather and cleared the paths from nettles, now people visiting won't have to dodge the nettles on the path that leads to the beautiful space.
We gathered outside Glass Mill in the sunshine, a slightly smaller group than expected but that turned out to be perfect for the task. It was a slightly longer run over to Wildcat Wilderness and in the heat - everyone did AMAZING!
Our task for this evening was weed bashing the nettles and weeds that were hanging over the path and catching unsuspecting legs (like mine, after all these years I've still not learnt to wear long leggings at Wildcat). Everyone got quickly stuck in and the path was cleared in no time! We even found a frog.
We said goodbye to the cyclists and made our way slowly back to Glass Mill which led to the realisation that there are limited road crossings (time for breaks) on this route. We stick together as a group on our group runs so we stopped to catch our breath and adjust jackets.
Next weeks group run is postering for Food2You – we are going to be heading off in groups in different directions to help spread the word about this wonderful cause - sign up here.
Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!
We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.
We are returning to Wildcat Wilderness - a GoodGym Lewisham favourite. There'll be plenty of tasks to get involved in including weed bashing, watering, clearing new paths and occasionally fruit picking!
The run this week is one of our longer ones, around 4km each way. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.
We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. Look out for the red t-shirts! As this is one of our longer runs, please arrive promptly so we can set off on time and make the most of our time a the task.
On a cloudy bank holiday Monday, it was wonderful to see a group of red t-shirts gathering outside of Glass Mill ready to do good!
We began with what I thought was going to be a simple warm up but ended up with everyone nearly falling over each other BUT there was lots and lots of laughing so I think it was an excellent warm up. Before anyone injured themselves, we started to make our way over to Hither Green. Thanks Jacqueline for back marking.
There was a very long hill to tackle before the we arrived at the task but everyone did amazing! At the task, we had 3 different areas to begin clearing: Digging up a large patch of grass, clearing the weeds along the path and clearing the weeds around the strawberries
Amazingly we got so much of the area cleared and we have helped make a big dent in this project. We're back at St Swithun's on 11th September for a painting task. Unfortunately there are no spaces left but we'll be back painting there in the future.
For our run back to Glass Mill, we detoured to Ladywell Fields for a quick fitness session were I had a bag of different workouts and everyone had to keep picking them, these included: Hill Sprints, squats, lunges, planks and mountain climbers. I thought it was so much fun and I was just holding out the bag!
Next week we are off to do some good at Wildcat Wilderness, sign up here. If you haven't been before, it is a wonderful space hidden away in Catford.