York

Group run

One Last Eggstraordinary Night of Good

75 runners ran 3.0km to help the Nunnery Residents Association in York.

  • Charlee Bennett
  • Emily
  • Paul Anderson
  • Olivia Parker-Scott
  • Aron Fulton
  • Robert Ward
  • Nick Griffin
  • Carl Wain
  • York runner
  • Lizzie Kershaw
  • Barbara Griffin
  • York runner
  • Bev Aghahoseini
  • Leanne Allsopp
  • Melissa Cochran
  • Al Smith
  • Emma Wilkommen
  • Tom
  • Deborah Rack
  • Aidan Kettle
  • Graham Gill
  • Nicola Gover
  • Tim Mckenzie
  • John Bourton
  • Jo Moylett
  • Christine Cockett
  • Jenna Drury
  • Dan Tinkler
  • Helen English
  • Ben Dove
  • Bec
  • Lucy Knight
  • Paul Kelly
  • York runner
  • Max
  • Mitchell Scott
  • Jackie Mitchell
  • Tristan Featherby
  • York runner
  • York runner
  • Andrew Robson
  • Val Cameron
  • Craig
  • Debs Sharpe
  • York runner
  • Emily Collins
  • Simon Brook
  • Vicky
  • Vicky Murray
  • Marianne Wilson
  • Georgie
  • Rachel Bradley
  • Pete
  • York runner
  • Emma
  • Chloe Dixon
  • Steve Rice
  • Amy Tew
  • Andy Richardson
  • Michael Leadbetter
  • Amy Cawson
  • Charlotte Jones
  • Simon Riley
  • Helen Carr
  • Laura Barrett
  • George Brichieri
  • Nikki
  • Ken Groom
  • Herbie Hedgecock
  • York runner
  • Kate Hughes
  • David Barrett
  • Katy Clarke
  • Thomas Patterson
  • Francisco Antolin
 
Monday, 27th of January 2020
 
Led by Egg Cameron

On the final Monday of the January Challenge, our 3rd birthday group run and my last ever night leading GoodGym York, an amazing group of 75 pitched up to do a stonking amount of good!

In that enormous group we had:

  • THREE brand new runners - big cheers for Charlee, Thomas and Francisco.
  • TEN GoodGym tourists from Newcastle, Ealing, Leeds, Bath and Portsmouth!
  • TWO people celebrating their 50th good deed and donning the Cape of Good Deeds Give some hearty Yorkie cheers to Emma (who has been running with us for almost the three whole years but just likes to spread out all her good!), Rich and also to Louise who couldn't make it tonight but also did her 50th last week.
  • TWO people celebrating their 100th good deed and swishing the Centurion Cape! (massive cheers please for Debs and Al who got their wings over the last few days.

We split into three running groups and a walking group, on a collective mission to transform the Nunnery Lane residential area.. with this list of mini and not-so-mini tasks to tackle:

  1. Digging up topsoil, laying a weed membrane and covering a large border with pea shingle
  2. The lamppost task (we'll come back to this)
  3. Digging up deep set rubble from a community garden (saving the one young tree), taking all the rubble to a skip and laying a new layer of three tonnes of topsoil
  4. Locating all the broken and rusty road signs within the area which need replacing
  5. Building three raised beds and filling with 5 tonnes of topsoil
  6. Edging the path in Scarcroft Green
  7. Digging and raking up weeds and ivy roots from the Scarcroft Green border
  8. Litter picking every street and snicket
  9. Locate and mark on a map the locations of all graffiti on the estate
  10. Levelling the area where we dug up elders last year ready for a spring seed sowing session!

The walking group were split into three sub groups to tackle tasks 2, 4 and 9. It took a while to figure out who was going to go with who due to lack of reading glasses. The lamppost task was absolutely the most complicated as appropriate lampposts needed to be identified according to a strict set of criteria, and marked as to whether or not they'd be suitable to display a neighbourhood watch sign.

So we're looking for dark lampposts that are approximately 2.2m tall?? - Paul

Leanne's group arrived at the Task 1 location (actually Task 5: raised beds) and Max was delighted to be able to use the IMPACT DRIVER, imagine a nail gun but for giant bolts and you won't be far off.

Then Mitch's team arrived and were split up to litter picking, community garden rubble clearing and adding extra people power for the raised beds.

Jenny, one of the three task owners, did more running than most of the GoodGymers as she went back and forth between the zones retreiving various tools from the van.

I need a boltcutter! Jenny

Then pea shingle team finished and moved onto Scarcroft Green, they were shortly joined by the litter picking squad and eventually the community garden team (though a few of those went up to help the raised bed team too).

We had a crazy ten minutes of raking, edging, digging, standing around having a chat, and frantically attempting to put all the tools back into the van. Then we only had five minutes remaining for the biggest, fastest game of Cones of Joy, ever.

It's a two lane motorway of circular running!!! Katie

There was just enough time for a gigantic group photo before the short run back to base. That truly was an enormous amount we achieved in about an hour.

Massive thanks to everyone who showed up tonight, or has showed up any time over the last three years. It really has been eggcellent and I think you're all the best.

Don't forget to do your lunges.

Report written by Egg Cameron


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Val Cameron
Val Cameron
Monday January 27th, 2020 22:45

Brilliant as always x

Manjit Birk
Manjit Birk
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 07:44

Wow! Well done 👍 and all the best Egg x

York runner
York runner
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 07:56

Going out with a bang 😀

Carl Wain
Carl Wain
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 08:13

Wowza is all I can say, lost for words.

Christine Cockett
Christine Cockett
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 08:51

Epic session Egg, we all celebrated GG York's third birthday in style, able to talk about previous good deeds and other stuff with familiar faces, with my taskforce arm band, and Yorkie bar too! Epic Egg, you will bring happy thoughts and smiles to many in your new venture, as you have done at GG these past three years! Thanks. So glad so many made it to celebrate with you!

Sam Needham
Sam Needham
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 15:43

Epic indeed! Well done Egg - and everyone who attended.

Hackney runner
Hackney runner
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 15:46

Incredible Egg!

Clare Griffiths
Clare Griffiths
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 16:11

Well done Egg! Thank you for welcoming me when I visited from Lewisham a while back!

Paul Becker
Paul Becker
Tuesday January 28th, 2020 16:33

Congratulations Egg, you've done an amazing job!!

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Egg Cameron

Egg Cameron
Ex-Trainer for GoodGym York. Loves to LUNGE! Obsessed with parkrun, hills and puppies.

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Debs Sharpe
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Laura Barrett
    • Amy Cawson
    • Melissa Cochran

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