Group run

Flyering Over Andover for Foodcycle Finsbury Park

3 GoodGymers made their way 3.8km to help the FoodCycle Islington in Islington.

  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Kim
  • Patricia Davies
Monday, 6th of November 2023
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

Area Activator Simon, Kim and Patricia met up at the Arsenal Community Hub on a brisk Monday evening this week. Together, our plan was to visit the Foodcycle Finsbury Park site on the Andover Estate (about 0.6 miles from our start point) to distribute flyers to households in the neighbourhood. Foodcycle offer warm places, social opportunities, essential supplies and often hot food for anyone in need (no questions asked!), so we were thrilled to be assisting this excellent cause.

Between us, we made a very efficient system for flyering housing blocks- ensuring that we didn't flyer a single house twice accidentally. Each runner would post at the first, second or third block of flats, and return to the group for the next location. Kept us on our feet (we covered over 1.6 miles total distance dropping off leaflets!). Excellent job everyone!

Next week we will be visiting Thornhill Square Gardens, followed by a smashing November social over at The Swimmer N4.

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Goodgym Islington News

Achilles International VI Guide Running Sessions- Emirates Stadium

Thursday 9th November, 6pm, Arsenal Underground station

Every Thursday, the all abilities sports charity Achilles International holds a group run session at a London location. This week, we will be meeting up at Arsenal tube station, ready to run around the Emirates Stadium concourse. Open to runners and guides of all abilities! Follow the link to find out more:

The Green Classroom Morning Gardening Sessions

Wednesday 8th November, 10am - midday, Newington Green

An open invitation to attend a wonderful gardening session hosted by Lizzy and Decibel of The Green Classroom, a wild cultivation space in Newington Green.

Sessions are available on the following dates:

Wednesday 8th November


Met League Cross Country - Wormwood Scrubs

Saturday 11th November, 12:45pm - 3:45pm, Claybury Park

Met League Cross Country is a set of five 7-8km races organised by London race clubs. They are held in parks and forests around London with the routes including a mixture of grass, gravel and a fair bit of mud (it is XC after all!)

Cross Country is for everyone! Wonderful fun- sign up here for more information!

Crouch End Open Space (CREOS)- November 2023

Sunday 19th November, 11-1pm, Hanley Tennis Club Car Park

Our monthly woodland regeneration session with the CREOS volunteering team. Forest path building followed by a smashing picnic with Crouch End locals!


GG Race Team- Met League Hill Training Sessions!

Thursday 24th November, 6.30pm, The Pembroke Castle, Camden

Goodgym Cross Country is back! We will be returning to the Met League in 2023 and 2024!

If you have never tried cross country, it is amazing muddy fun. A definite challenge, but accessible to all who want to give it a go, and are part of a UKA affiliated team (Goodgym Race Team).

To coincide with the events, Area Activator Simon Fitzmaurice (who is a UK Athletics Coach in Running Fitness or CiRF for short) will be hosting a series of hill interval training sessions at Primrose Hill over the Autumn and Winter months.

The Pembroke Castle, 150 Gloucester Ave., London NW1 8JA, and we will run to Primrose Hill together to start our session.

November 24th

January 5th

January 26th (aka February fixture session)

Penn Road Gardens Volunteer Open Day- November 2023

Sunday 26th November, 10-midday, Penn Road Gardens

Every last Sunday of the month, the residents of Penn Road invite keen volunteers to help with maintaining this lovely community spot just off Holloway Road.


Freightliner's Farm Sunday Special- December

Sunday 3rd December, 11.30-1pm, Sheringham Road, Islington

We are so happy to be invited back to the wonderful Freightliner's Farm just off Paradise Park for our first regular weekend volunteering day!

The team will be on hand to offer some animal friendly tasks around the site.

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

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    • Kim

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