Group run

👑 Triumphant triumvirate 📣

24 GoodGymers made their way 4.0km to help the Bishophillbillies, Holgate Community Garden, and Park Grove Primary Academy in York.

  • Dom Tooze
  • York runner
  • Leanne
  • Ed Woollard
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Nicola Gover
  • Jenna Drury
  • Ben Dove
  • Patrick Long
  • York runner
  • Paul Kelly
  • York runner
  • Mitch
  • Abi Perrin
  • Vicky
  • Dan
  • Steve Rice
  • Amy Woollard
  • Laura Barrett
  • Abigail Darton
  • David Barrett
  • York runner
  • Lyndsey Hay
  • Martin Calvert
Monday, 2nd of October 2023
Led by Nicky Woodall

😳 Well, this week’s group run started with a bit of drama as our task cancelled 20 minutes before the session!

🦸‍♀️ Never fear though, a trio of terrific Taskforce members organised a task each, providing a triplet of terrifically taxing tasks for our gang of 24.

🔨 Laura led a group to Holgate Community Garden for the infamous “post-whacking”. Here’s what she had to say:

🍐 6 of us carried the posts and equipment to the garden and bashed in posts around the young fruit trees to stop council mowers from damaging them.

🌱 Meanwhile, Abi, Dom and Martin C kept it local, cracking on with some weeding at Prospect House. Apparently they made a “good ol’ dent”, which is excellent news. They also “apparently” did 500 press ups each. I think I’m tempted to believe the former more than the latter!

🚸 The rest of us headed to Park Grove to continue shovelling the big pile of (now sodden) soil, clear more of the ground for it to be laid and cut the under-layer into just the right shapes.

✂️ With the three wheelbarrowers working incredibly hard (despite wonky wheels and uneven ground), we made good progress with the soil pile. Meanwhile, the weed-clearers dug and extracted to their hearts’ content, under a variable level of shelter from the rain. The cutters had fun tessellating various shapes of underlay to be covered with soil.

🌧️ Progress was swift, undeterred by said rain and Vicky was “delighted” that we were able to come tonight. It was soon time for a group photo and fitness.

🪜 Fitness took place under the shelter, with steps handily provided to offer us our theme. Step-based fitness it was then, and a co-operative affair, with everyone offering suggestions of their favoured step-based activity. Step ups, heel raisers, press ups and tricep dips all made the cut, and were then repeated.

🍋 Nicely warmed, it was time to head back to base for a cool-down and stretch. We were treated to some delicious lemon bar bites (thanks Barbara!) before parting ways to head to the pub/home.

🙌 Thank you everyone, for your patience in the initial chaos and particularly for the sourcing of the triumphant task trio. See you next time!

  • I’m aware this isn’t actually a pun but the opportunity to use the word triumvirate was too good to miss 👌

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
  • Report Writers

    Be in charge of writing the session report

    • Laura Barrett
    • Dom Tooze
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the session report

    • David Barrett
    • Laura Barrett
    • Dom Tooze
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Steve Rice
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Vicky
    • York runner
    • Jenna Drury
    • York runner

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