Becs Clarke

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Becs Clarke signed up to a group run.

Mon 13th Dec 2021 at 6:30pm

Monday Night Group Run: Meath Gardens Finale + GoodGym Tower Hamlets Christmas Party

Calling ALL GoodGymers: Come and be a part of this evening's wonderful line-up.

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Becs Clarke went on a group run

Mon 18th Oct 2021 at 6:30pm

Sand Heft Auto

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

✅ Rain: check

✅ Wind: check

✅ Mud: check

But that didn't deter 13 GoodGymers from showing up at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve to undertake the sixth visit to what I think is probably the toughest task since I started.

So what's the story?

The Nature Reserve has been able to upgrade the pond of this important area, as part of the Mayor's Greening Fund project portfolio.

It's allowed the team to fund paid internships, and boost this area of biodiversity, which also serves as a dedicated local space whose objectives include improving both physical and mental health of all residents.

Where do we come in?

However, it's a big project, and emptying one large space, only to refill another large space with sand and mud takes, well, a lot of work. A lot of dark, damp evenings shovelling, wheeling and lifting heavy stuff.

But there they were, out in full force last night. Take two large sand mounds, umpteen wheelbarrows -ditto shovels and coffee sacks - and turns out you have the ultimate total body workout. (And, let's not forget to mention the members who showed up for the Middleton Green workout beforehand - way to go).

Don't Stop Me Now

The team didn't stop: from the moment they picked up the first shovel, to the last wheelbarrow being returned, it was one huge hive of activity. Mainly working in pairs, the GoodGymers shovelled sand into coffee sacks, wheeled them to the edge of the pond, before carefully tipping them out of the barrows and dragging them to join the lining line-up. Toughgoing, with treacherous terrain to boot, a huge amount was achieved.

"Look at that," said Michael as we approached the end of the evening. "Seriously, that is a really enormous help."


Well done, everyone. That was a Monday night truly well spent. You rock.

Until next time

That just leaves me to thank Liz for this week's spectacular pun, and to shamelessly promote the second session at the pond this week: a 60-minute full body workout on Wednesday, once again, as a small team help Michael start lowering the sacks into the pond.

Until next time.

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John Shirley

Tue 19th Oct 2021 at 11:28pm

Told you Liz is the pub queen

John Shirley

Tue 19th Oct 2021 at 11:28pm

Pun not pub!

Becs Clarke
Becs Clarke signed up to a group run.

Mon 18th Oct 2021 at 6:30pm

GROUP RUN: Rebuilding the Pond at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

On this evening's Group Run, we're shifting sand and lining sacks...

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Becs Clarke signed up to a community mission.

Mon 9th Aug 2021 at 6:30pm

Making a sheep mountain at Stepney City Farm

Come and join this Friday evening at the farm!

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