York

Group run

πŸ‘» Graveheart πŸ‘»

30 GoodGymers made their way 3.0km to help the Friends of York Cemetery in York.

  • Nick Griffin
  • Carl Wain
  • York runner
  • Leanne
  • Ed Woollard
  • Stefan Durkin
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Nicola Gover
  • Jenna Drury
  • Paul Kelly
  • York runner
  • York runner
  • Mitch
  • Debs Sharpe
  • James Tilburn
  • Steve Rice
  • Amy Woollard
  • Charlotte Jones
  • Laura Barrett
  • Cara Organ
  • Abigail Darton
  • David Barrett
  • Louisa Mamalis
  • York runner
  • York runner
  • Iain Gibson
  • Rose Mather
  • Lyndsey Hay
  • Martin Calvert
  • Sherilyn
 
Monday, 3rd of April 2023
 
Led by Nicky Woodall
she/her

β˜€οΈ We had a whopping 30 people at our group run this evening, on a gloriously light (and still sunny!) Monday evening.

πŸ‘‹ We were thrilled to welcome Rose for her first good deed, and Louisa for her first group run. We also had Rachel Maskill (MP for York Inner) along, which was great.

πŸ‘» We were heading to York Cemetery so waved off our walking group (led by Debs) then warmed up for running/cycling. We named and numbered off by recalling our favourite dead celebrity (in honour of our cemetery excursion). We discovered a lot of Bowie fans, along with other great and good, including Nelson Mandela and Casper the friendly ghost (hands up who’s ever put those two people in the same sentence before!)

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸš²πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈEd led the running group to the cemetery while the rest of us cycled. We were met by the lovely Clive who was slightly surprised at our large number and tried to get a few more tools together.

4️⃣ We were given four jobs to tackle:

1) Digging and moving snowdrops to increase their spread around the cemetery for next year 🌼

2) Digging up brambles that we’d successfully cut back in January. (This required hunting down said remaining brambles, which was the first task!) πŸͺ΄

3) Lopping bank brambles in a particularly overgrown area 🌱

4) Digging and loading up bags of woodchip before dragging and distributing said bags 🌳

πŸ’ͺ Everyone tackled their jobs with aplomb and got a lot done. It was soon time to down and gather tools, take vegetation to the pile and head to the open area for fitness. In honour of our task location, we did a musical fitness session to the tune of Ghostbusters (thanks to Stef’s speakers). Many lunges and copious burpees later, with the backdrop of a very pretty sunset, we were Ghostbustered out and ready to head back to base.

πŸ₯³ We stretched off and said goodbye, lots of us heading to the pub for a drink and catch up.

πŸ‘ Thanks everyone, it was great to see you all. We’ve got other sessions coming up this week so you can find out more and sign up here.

🐣 I hope you have a great Easter weekend and see you for more of the same next Monday evening.

Report written by Nicky Woodall


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Nicky Woodall
Led by Nicky Woodall

Area Activator for GoodGym York. Loves everything running, from parkrun alphabet collecting to marathons. Will run for cake!

GoodGymers helping out
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    Take photos for the session report

    • Amy Woollard
    • Debs Sharpe
    • York runner
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Debs Sharpe
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Laura Barrett
    • Leanne

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