On a lovely bank holiday afternoon six GoodGymers came together to help out at a local community garden, and it was lovely to welcome Becky to the group for her first Wandsworth run ahead of her wonderful wedding this weekend, and to meet Rosanna at the task! A huge well done goes to Kelly who raced that very morning at the Vitality 10km and still had a few more miles left in her legs for the task!
First off we did our weekly warm up to get the blood pumping and our muscles ready for the 3km run, and we also tested our horticultural expertise by naming a plant, flower or tree that begins with the same letter as our first name. All those gardening tasks are obviously paying off as displayed some expert knowledge, naming juniper, bluebell, kiwi, alium and apple!
After a quick run down to the garden and narrowly avoiding the detour we made last time, we arrived to find Sha, the volunteer who runs the garden, waiting for us with a list of jobs. We started off by trimming back some plants and pulling out the sticky willy (teehee), and then moved on to lopping back branches and putting everything in the compost. We even attracted a few passers by who were keen to know what we were up to! Everybody is welcome to join us at GoodGym and always will be.
Job done, we said goodbyes to some of the group while the rest of us made our way back through a buzzing Wandsworth - we were tempted by the lovely outside tables of people eating and drinking but managed to resist the temptation to stop for refreshments!
Next week we have the task of all tasks - shifting over 1000 bags of compost that have been donated to a community garden up onto the rooftop. It's going to be massive, so bring your friends! You can sign up for it here. Don't forget we also have a regular lunchtime mission on Fridays helping serve lunch at a centre for the homeless in Clapham.
Happy running one and all!
Today we will be meeting at the same place, although as its bank holiday we have an earlier start as a special one off.
We will be meeting at the BAC at 5pm to run down to Bramford community garden to help out with various jobs. This busy park is run by just one hard working volunteer, so as much help as possible is welcome! We'll do a fun fitness session before heading back to base.
Bring gardening gloves if you have them!
The next time you see Rosanna, they might be wearing black instead of red. They've completed 50 good deeds with GoodGym and have earnt their black t-shirt. Give them a nod when you next see them.
Rosanna cycled from Wimbledon and I ran from Brixton to help Mrs B move to a new bed. However, she asked if we could instead move a broken desk, chair and printer from her flat upstairs down to the hallway. Job done and dusted within just a few minutes - a wholesome start to the weekend! 🪑🖥