Group run

Rake, Grapple & Mould

26 GoodGymers made their way 4km to help the City of York Council in York.

  • Nick Griffin
  • York runner
  • Barbara Griffin
  • Leanne Allsopp
  • Becky Moylett
  • Aidan Kettle
  • Ed
  • Stefan Durkin
  • Jenna Drury
  • Lucy Knight
  • Paul Kelly
  • Mitchell Scott
  • Debs Sharpe
  • Pete
  • Michael Leadbetter
  • Amy Cawson
  • Laura Barrett
  • York runner
  • York runner
  • Cara Organ
  • Abigail Darton
  • Suzie Robinson
  • Tamar Goudie (Tay)
  • York runner
  • Kathryn Lewis
  • Claire Metcalfe
Monday, 4th of July 2022
Led by Nick Griffin

It was a beautiful Summer evening in York and although we had to make do without leader Nicky (detained with family COVID) we got to welcome Suzie from GoodGym Leeds and we welcomed back Becky from Prague too.

After reviving Paul Anderson's old bean based warm up - Runner Beans, String Beans, Jumping Beans, Broad Beans, Baked Beans, French Beans and probably some other random beans too (dont think we managed Sean Bean or Mr Bean) we celebrated Louise's 200th good deed πŸ‘and set off for a 2k run out to meet Kristina at West Bank park.

There was a sizeable walking group led by Amy - mainly because Team GoodGym had been running at Endure24 in Leeds last weekend - 485 miles were run by the 3 teams while the pair of Becky Mo and Michael ran 70 miles each as did David B solo! Phew! πŸ™ŒπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Kristina soon had us split into 3 groups. The first group went off to grapple with Geraniums in the rose arbor where Prostrate Pete seemed to spend most of his time lying down. The Geraniums needed pruning back so they would flower again (without chopping up the roses - Barbara insisted she caused no collateral damage despite wielding her shears with abandon). 🌹

Meanwhile group 2 were in the leaf mould compost bins digging out the good stuff and rotating the not so good compost into another bin - like compost bin juggling although every time I came by Debs was just standing in the compost and Paul was mainly leaning on a spade. They then barrowed the good leaf mould over to the wildflower beds - mostly walking but Egg running obviously - where group 3 of Kathryn, Stefan & Ed were waiting to gently rake it all in - seemed very peaceful up that end.

There was just time for a Tubthumping work out of skipping and burpees (Tamar specially requested lots of burpees) to the sound of Chumbawamba - look out for the photo of Levitating Lucy - before we headed off for a trot back to cool down at the pub - no cake this week (very poor) but its the Monthly Social next week so maybe better luck then?!

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GoodGym York Run Leader

Runners helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Amy Cawson
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • York runner
    • Leanne Allsopp

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