Group run

Nett’le beat the day

8 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the Ouseburn Trust in Newcastle.

  • Charlotte Proud
  • Anji Andrews
  • Newcastle runner
  • Thomas Mather
  • Eleanor Peters
  • Newcastle runner
  • Dan Laws
  • Jessica Abigail Williams
Monday, 24th of July 2023
Led by Anji Andrews

Let's start with a big GoodGym welcome for Jessica on her very first good deed! It was lovely to meet you and talk all things GG ahead of what might be a new GoodGym on the horizon... watch this space!

A cracking turn out for a brilliant session tonight with Ouseburn Trust. Always a winning session as it's quite literally on our doorstep. Dave the task owner arrived in style tonight - a multicoloured kilt in honour of Northern Pride and as always a huge smile and welcome for us. He had two jobs for us tonight and finally the rain in Newcastle had stopped for long enough to let us get stuck in.

Louise and Dan opted for a tree chopping option and got cracking with saws and choppers looking like total professionals. Dan showing muscle as well as brains after graduating from Bath Uni last week- go on Dan!. The rest of us trudged slowly up the long staircase to the top of Ouseburn where an overgrown path awaited. This is where I must confess I remembered to get a before photo and not an after photo (argh!) so you’ll just have to imagine the amazing job we did up there.

Cutting back overgrown nettles can be a bit testing and Tom came out with the title of Most Prickled GoodGymer in this one. Everyone got really stuck in tonight as you can tell by the photo of Lucy on her hands and knees clearing mud. That’s the spirit! We loved using spades to whack back the pesky nettles - a perfect stress relief to start the week.

A five minute circuit finished off the session combining sprints, squats, press ups and my bleepy bleeper. Another brilliant start to the week.

There are three community missions this weekend: Nuns Moor Park volunteer day on Saturday promises more gardening goodness, while there are two junior parkrun takeovers happening in South Shields and Gateshead on Sunday.

See you soon!

Report written by Anji Andrews

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Anji Andrews
Led by Anji Andrews

Area Activator at GoodGym Newcastle. Coach, runner, wife. I wrote a book once and I talk about that quite a lot.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Charlotte Proud
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Newcastle runner

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