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Group Fitness Activities
The William Hobbayne Charity have developed a lovely piece of land alongside the River Brent in Hanwell, clearing the undergrowth over the past few years (helped by GoodGym Ealing) and planting trees. Tonight, we were back with shears and two kinds of rakes (yes, two!) to cut back thistles and nettles around the young trees to help them get a good start. We didn't entirely manage to avoid some nettle stings, but made a great start on the cutting back. We'll return next month to finish off the job.
Oh, and this lot made me wear a sash for my recent 300th deed (cue embarrassment!).
Tonight we'll be lending the The William Hobbayne Charity a hand maintaining land near the canal where new trees were planted a few years ago.
This task helps to protect the saplings that have been planted along the canal under the trees for cities campaign. Cutting back the overgrowth around the young trees will give them space to thrive for years to come!
As well as helping a community project you'll also get a lovely run through some green spaces and head into the evening having helped out and got some exercise too, all the good stuff!
What to bring:
- Gloves - the gardening kind if you have them!
- Water - it could be thirsty work
- Only bring what you can run with - there will NOT be a bag drop at the start
- The run will be 2 miles each way
- All paces will be catered for and we'll have a back marker
- If you only want to run one way that's cool, just let us know below in the comments below
- If running isn't your thing but you want to get involved you can meet us at the task at 7:10pm instead - Here's the address for The William Hobbayne Centre in Google Maps - Again comment below if you're meeting there
After a weekend of the Hanwell Hootie, it was a nice evening to get out in the park with the brilliant GoodGym Ealing gang, what a nice bunch they are! And lovely to welcome Harish in his first week as a GoodGymer. The litter haul was modest, to be honest, and we were surprised by how few discarded masks there were! But we did find some trousers and someone's school note, so all was not lost! The litter pick was sandwiched between an easy run and a bit of stretching before we toddled off home for our dinner!
We're off for one of our regular litter picks, doing what we do so well!
6.30pm: just before we pick, we'll squeeze in a warm-up and easy run around the park. This part is optional, but if you fancy it, come to the entrance to Elthorne Park on Boston Road.
7.00pm: we'll meet back at the entrance to Elthorne Park to dish out the litter pickers/bin bags for a clean-up session! Then we'll do a bit of gentle stretching. You'll be improving the park and getting healthy at the same time.
Bring gardening or work gloves if you have them. And let us know in the comments below if you're meeting at 6.30 for the run or 7.00 for the litter pick.