Group run

Goodgym Barnet does mattocks

7 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help their local community in Barnet.

  • Rachel Melinek
  • Paul Salman
  • Kirsten Shoraka
  • Moya Malekin
  • Antonio
  • Theodore Smith
  • Jyothsna Sastry
Tuesday, 14th of March 2023
Led by Paul Salman

A magnificent, seven GoodGym members gathered to help a new green space in East Finchley connected with the development of a nearby playground. Some of us gathered at the Phoenix Cinema and we met Jyothsna or Joe on her first GoodGym run. Very bravely she had not been running much, but was happy to try and get involved. On the way to the venue, we did some fartlek training. Using the variable speed technique we ran in a local close. We also did some power, skipping and squats. fantastic effort! After about 10 minutes, we ran on to meet with Shirley our host and the rest of the team already working. Using Mattocks, shovels and rakes, we did a fantastic job clearing the site of weeds. The plan is to cultivate some edible plants for the community and particularly the children. We hope to continue to be involved in developing the site as these things do mattock to us.

Thanks for coming running and doing so good!


Best wishes to Theodore who is now off for a month volunteering in Portugal. We hope to see you in May.

We are looking forward to an accordion recital from Rachel who just purchased the instrument that day. see photo.

Have a great holiday Moya & Antonio

We also wish Kirsten a speedy recovery from her knee injury.

Report written by Paul Salman

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Led by Paul Salman

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GoodGymers helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Antonio
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Rachel Melinek

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