Group run

Another good deed in the bank

9 GoodGymers made their way to help the Left Bank Leeds in Leeds.

  • Rob Riley
  • Rachael Cooney
  • Josie
  • Sarah Dean
  • Katie Lees
  • Helen Noyes
  • Suzie Robinson
  • Khara
  • Zainab Abdulali
Wednesday, 22nd of June 2022
Led by Rob Riley

We banked another good deed this week - at the wonderful Left Bank Leeds. A creative space for the community, Left Bank hosts lots of events, workshops and activities, all set within a converted church. It's well worth another visit.

A warm welcome to Zainab , who joined us for her first goodgym task. Let's give her a cheer!

The run

9 goodgymers were treated to a hot and sweaty 2km run. We tried staying in the shade for as long as possible by running around Woodhouse Moor. Inevitably we had to leave the shade behind us for the last part of the run, but thankfully it was all down hill!

The Task

We were welcomed in to Left Bank with open arms, offered some light refreshments, and then got to work varnishing the picnic benches (not in use!)

Katie, Josie and Helen were the most diligent out of the group since they were finishing their bench, just as everyone else was starting.

Everyone else eventually caught up, and we found we had actually got through the task in record time (we'd run out of benches)! It was therefore time to switch to an impromptu litter pick. It was suggested to do a tag-team litter pick / relay, which was quickly dismissed as being a rather silly idea...

Nevertheless, we had an ace team of litter pickers who quickly gathered up lots of the litter around the perimeter of Left Bank. At one point, Sarah and Josie were even taking the time to pick up tiny pieces of confetti. That's dedication!

The Run Back

Great work everyone we managed to get a lot done in a short space of time. All that was left was a jog back to Hyde Park Book Club. We ran back via Burley Park (as it's always nicer to run through parks!)

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Rob Riley
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Helen Noyes

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