Group run

Can't Stop The Croc 🐊

7 GoodGymers made their way 3.6km to help the Friends of Caledonian Park in Islington.

  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Islington runner
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • Nurjehan
  • Suraj
  • Caitlin Rollison
  • Natasha Southam
  • Josh Stevens
  • Claire Potter
Monday, 15th of August 2022
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

5 Goodgym runners Simon, Hanry, Claire, Josh and Natasha caught up outside the Arsenal Community Hub on a hot Monday evening, with thunder clouds overhead. We began our session with a traditional count-off (name, number and favourite Sunday morning breakfast). Our top responses tended to involve eggs (scrambled or poached or fried), or some delicious overnight oats mixed with fruit. Certainly some great suggestions to take on board! After a warm up involving muscle activations and dynamic movements, we ran approximately 1.4 miles to meet Miriam in the lovely Cally Park.

We caught up with Alison, Caitlin and Nurjehan just near Tolpuddle Café before beginning our mission for the evening. Our team were separated up into three groups. Group 1 took charge of clearing up an unofficial dumping site on the North East of the park- clearing away glass and debris from an area directly in contact with a children's playground. Group 2 took on the mantle for filling up top soil and transporting the donated supplies over across Europe. Group 3 were tasked with moving some of the bumps within the part to one location, and to make a series of small bike jumps in the shape of a crocodile (or Nessy as Caitlin suggested) for locals to enjoy.

Within 40 minutes, we had made a great amount of progress on these listed projects, and Miriam was thrilled with our collaborative endeavours!


Elizabeth House Food Hub Summer Holiday Deliveries

On Tuesday 16th August, Roshni and the lovely crew at Elizabeth House Food Hub will be preparing a full collection of shopping and essentials for families and vulnerable people in the Arsenal and Highbury boroughs. We will be on hand to help with delivering these by foot or by bike.

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We will be back on Tuesday 23rd August as well:

Caledonian Park Junior parkrun

Area Activator Simon and task owner Miriam will be volunteering to help at Caledonian Park junior parkrun on Sunday morning this week.

A lovely free weekly timed 2km running event for 4-14 year olds, where they can run independently or with the help of their parents. Always followed by coffee at the Tolpuddle Café afterwards!

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CREOS (Crouch End Open Space) August Work Day

This Sunday 21st August, Area Activator Simon and the Friends of Crouch End Open Space will be hosting one of our favourite community missions (one of our longest running in the Islington borough).

From 11-1pm, local volunteers and the team from The Conservation Volunteers group will be helping to maintain and build the forest paths between Highgate Woods and Crouch End, ready for the community to use.

Usually followed by a lovely picnic!

Sign up here to get involved:

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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Monday August 15th, 2022 22:32

Aligator - Crocodile - Nessy - take your pick. What a hidden gem of a park. I like discovering new places. Thank you Simon.

Claire Potter
Claire Potter
Tuesday August 16th, 2022 09:23

Was nice to see a new place and meet new people. I enjoyed the rain shower too. I'm a bit confused that I received an e-mail to say I didn't attend, did I not register correctly?

Simon Fitzmaurice
Simon Fitzmaurice
Tuesday August 16th, 2022 09:44

Hi Claire. I'm not sure what's happening here- I will contact the tech team about this. Nothing wrong from your side!

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