Monday 24th January 2022
Report written by Laura Williams
No fewer than 21 runners congregated at Mile End Art Pavilion last night to help plant 1000 bulbs in the Bow Conservation Area, including first time runners Zahra and Cathy.
We were greeted by Task Owner John, who wasted no time at all in talking us through the evening, which started with extensive kit-collection from his house on Grove Road.
There were 26 trowels; 1000 bulbs, daffs, drills and shovels. It was quite the operation. And so we made our way to Tredegar Square to a total of five planting areas, where the team spent an hour digging tough, impacted soil and planting bulbs of all shapes and sizes.
It was fun, fast and a teeny bit freezing, but we loved every minute, not least when our Chi showed up halfway through, to take some pics and help pack up.
The team did good: John was happy; a few remaining bulbs mean we’ll be heading back to the Holy Trinity Church area in the coming weeks and we got to run the pretty mile-long route back to the Hotel to warm up.
All is good.
Well done to the whole team, for getting so much done, for staying late, and especially to Task Force members Stephen for fantastic run-leading and route navigation; to Emma and John for greeting and light-carrying, and to our first time runners Cathy and Zahra – what a spectacular GoodGym debut, and we hope to see you very soon.
Next week: We’re back on the Hollybush Estate to help with the big community centre clean-up!
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Tue 25th Jan 2022 at 4:37pm
Aw you all look like you're having a great time! Sorry I couldn't make it yesterday
Wed 26th Jan 2022 at 10:40am
Hope you can make the next one, Simon!