Group run

Working Hard or Garden-ly Working?

4 GoodGymers made their way 6km to help the St Mungo's- Hilldrop House in Islington.

  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Caitlin Rollison
  • Adam O'Riley
  • Kim
Monday, 26th of February 2024
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

Our Goodgym crew caught up for our 3rd trip to St Mungo's Hilldrop House on a blustery Spring time evening. Area Activator Simon ran with Adam and Kim (who celebrated her 50th good deed this evening- congratulations!) from the Emirates Stadium, and up Pankhurst Road towards the Hilldrop Estate.

Upon our arrival, we met with the residential homeless resource centre help team, and were offered a variety of tools (clippers, brooms, green waste bags and secateurs) to help with our garden maintenance tasks. Between us, we endeavoured to make the main entrance pathway to the centre as welcoming tidy as possible for future clients. We clipped away the messy brambles around the edges of the paths, and snipped through swathes of overgrown grass from the beds. A real transformation throughout the course of the evening. Well done everyone!


Goodgym Islington News

Achilles International VI Guide Running Sessions- Emirates Stadium

Thursday 29th February, 6pm, Stratford Underground station (Westfield exit)

Every Thursday, the all abilities sports charity Achilles International holds a group run session at a London location.

This week, we will be trying out a new run location for the first time- Stratford Olympic Park. And we would be thrilled if you were to join us on Thursday 29th February:

ON Running and JENKI run club- Thursday morning matcha runs!

Thursday 29th February, 7am, ON Running Spitalfields, Brushfield Street

Area Activator Simon has set up a series of morning runs, hosted on Thursday mornings at the new ON Running store in Spitalfields market.

A social 5km before work, with the option to take out a pair of ON Running shoes for a test spin. Followed by hot drinks provided by the team at JENKI, Brushfield Street.

Next run is on Thursday 29th February:

Slow Ways and Goodgym Islington Social

Monday 4th March, 6.45pm onwards, Arsenal Community Hub

For our first group run of March, we will be reviewing a running route for the Slow Ways mapping network, starting in Highbury and Islington, and finishing in Wood Green. Great social running times!

And afterwards, we are planning on visiting Ezra's Cafe in Wood Green for refreshments, food and chat


Compton Terrace Gardens Open Volunteer Morning

Saturday 9th March, 10am - midday, Union Chapel, Islington

A friendly gardening group started to look after the park about 10 years ago. We are always looking for more help - with planting, mulching, pruning, and all the other things a garden needs.

Everyone welcome, no special skills needed! Lots of fresh air and a nice chance to meet local people.

A smashing community mission for those partaking in Highbury Fields or Finsbury parkrun on a Saturday morning!

Friends of Canonbury Square- Volunteer Morning (March)

Saturday 16th March, 10am, Canonbury Square Gardens

Lending a hand with this beautiful neighbourhood maintained garden in Islington, a perfect post-parkrun task!


Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) Volunteering Day

Sunday 16th March, 11am - 1pm, 85-87 Wood Vale, Highgate Woods

Our monthly trip to CREOS this year for a woodland regeneration- loads of smashing forest path building has been planned!

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