Group run

My heart willow on

26 runners ran 3.8km to help the York Archeological Trust in York.

  • Michal Czekajlo
  • Nick Griffin
  • Carl Wain
  • Barbara Griffin
  • Leanne Allsopp
  • Ed Woollard
  • Ellie Dove
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Tim Mckenzie
  • John Bourton
  • Laurence Griffin
  • Jenna Drury
  • Lucy Knight
  • Max
  • Mitchell Scott
  • Debs Sharpe
  • Pete
  • Steve Rice
  • Amy Cawson
  • Laura Barrett
  • York runner
  • York runner
  • David Barrett
  • York runner
  • Tamar Goudie (Tay)
  • York runner
Monday, 4th of October 2021
Led by Nicky Woodall

26 excellent GoodGymmers met on a pleasant Monday evening for this evening's group run.

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ We gave a huge welcome to Martin on his first GoodGym task.

πŸ¦ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈWe also had two caped GoodGym heroes - tonight was Louise's 100th good deed and John's 300th! Huge congratulations to both of you.

πŸ™ŒπŸΌ And if that wasn't enough, we had mega kudos to give to lots of runners who ran excellent races in both Kielder and Dalby Forest. *What a week! *

πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈThe walking group, led by Leanne, was a popular option this week, while Pete and Nicky (mostly Pete) led the running group, after a quick warm up.

To the task

We were met at Willow House Garden by Rachel and her colleague who helpfully provided tools and bags.

"Get rid of everything"

🌿That was the instruction and we didn't need telling twice. There was some enthusiastic pruning (hacking?!), sawing, sweeping and even a bit of topiary! In half an hour, the area looked well-shorn and Rachel was very happy with the result.

πŸ“Έ After a quick group photo, we did some game-based fitness, using the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors and Stuck in the Mud. Before we knew it, the walking and running groups were ready to head back for a cool down and stretch.

πŸ‘πŸΌ Back at base, a huge thank you was given to Michal for everything he's done as Area Activator, including through a beautiful card created by David. Further thank yous and catching up happened at the pub before we said our farewells and went our separate ways.

Thank you everyone for making my first group run as AA such a good one πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Report written by Nicky Woodall

Discuss this report

Amy Cawson
Amy Cawson
Tuesday October 5th, 2021 09:52

Thank you for an excellent group run!!!

Nicky Woodall
Nicky Woodall
Tuesday October 5th, 2021 22:13

You're very welcome, kudos to you for coming the day after your race!

sign in to add a comment

Nicky Woodall
Led by Nicky Woodall

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

Runners helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Leanne Allsopp
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Laura Barrett

Share the love

Join us on the next run

Pruning and working on a mud mountain for two lovely gardens in York

Monday 18:15 - 20:00
Led by Nicky Woodall
York CVS, Denham Room

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more