Aaron Carrington

Bath

37Good deeds

64runs

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Aaron Carrington went on a training session
Training session
Bath

Are You Avon a Laugh? It’s Freezin’ in ‘Ere!

Tue 15 Jun
Report written by Aaron Carrington

A wise weatherman once said that the 15th of June 2021 would be a beautiful evening for swimming in Bath and Bristol’s most famous river… and a beautiful summer evening it was!

Myself Aaron, Emily, Helen, Jane, Alice, Meyrick and Doris were all ready to jump in at the deep end. After a brief meet in Batheaston car park, we made the short walk to an open bank at the river side where we made the swift transition into our swimwear. One by one, we took tentative steps down the bank, onto the rocks and then into the water under which one can feel the unusually pleasant sensation of mushy silt sliding between their toes. It’s a gradual decline at first but with a sudden drop a few metres in. Eventually we all took the plunge and embraced those underwater arctic temperatures (actually, truth be told, the water was WAY warmer than the previous week)

We spent the bulk of our time a short distance from the river bank indulging ourselves in some water volleyball courtesy of Doris. Making a splash would be an understatement! We then swam back toward the river bank opening and got a couple of group snaps to commemorate the occasion. And so… before long, we exited the river one by one to dry off and absorb that luminous evening sunshine to the soundtrack of 70’s rock (portable speakers come highly recommended). There was also an assortment of tasty biscuits that Meyrick kindly brought along for that little rush of sugar needed after a good swim.

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Aaron Carrington signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Marshal at Odd down Junior parkrun

Sun 18 Jul 08:30 am
Odd Down Sports Ground, chelwood drive, Bath, ba22pr
Help improve fitness and wellbeing of local children

A really fun and rewarding role.

Odd down junior parkrun is a weekly event which takes place at Odd down cycle circuit.

The run is 2km and is attended by 50-100 children aged 4-10 each week.

You will be helping to marshal the event on the day by encouraging and cheering on the children. It's lots of fun! A hi-viz will be provided.

I will need your parkrun barcode number for the roster. Please email this to me helenconner@goodgym.org. If you are not signed up to parkrun you can do so here for free; https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

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Training session
Bath

River dip and chat

Tue 15 Jun 18:30 pm
Batheaston car park (by the footbridge), Batheaston, BATH, BA1 7NB
Fun, dip and chat

It's hot! There is no better way to cool off then to dip in the water!

You can walk or cycle to Bathampton, and join us for a quick dip. For those not feeling too brave, you can wade into the water so can stay ankle deep if this makes you feel more comfortable :)

Bring warm clothes / hot drinks for afterwards

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Aaron Carrington went on a training session
Training session
Bath

In at the deep end

Tue 8 Jun
Report written by Helen Conner

Rather than working up a sweat, it was time to have a chill! Time to relax, kick back, chat and unwind.

6 Goodgymers met after work for a cooling dip in the river. We all slowly walked into the river and then one by one took the plunge and swam out. Some of us were much faster into the water than the others :)

We didn't stay in for long and soon retreated back to our gear on the back and then chilled out on the side chatting whilst we warmed up.

We all agreed it was a great experience and have booked in to go again next week weather dependent!

Welcome to Alex who joined us for his first ever Goodgym Session! Welcome Alex, we look forward to seeing you at future missions and swims

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Aaron Carrington signed up to a training session
Training session
Bath

River dip and chat

Tue 8 Jun 18:30 pm
Batheaston car park (by the footbridge), Batheaston, BATH, BA1 7NB
Fun, dip and chat

It's hot! There is no better way to cool off then to dip in the water!

You can walk or cycle to Bathampton, and join us for a quick dip. For those not feeling too brave, you can wade into the water so can stay ankle deep if this makes you feel more comfortable :)

Bring warm clothes / hot drinks for afterwards

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Aaron Carrington went on a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Sweet ho(e)me Alabama

Sun 6 Jun
Report written by Sam Ollason

A group of GoodGym volunteers went to help out at Bath Organic Group's community allotments near Victoria Park. Some of us has been to help out before and we also welcomed some new runners to GoodGym.

The first task was to lay bark chip down to recreate the path around their allotment. There has been lots of grass and weeds growing around and over the path recently so we had to clear some space with sickles first!

The second task was to recreate the path around their pond to make it safer for visitors and volunteers. We had to use hoes to remove the weeds before we could wheelbarrow the chips into a path shape;

After some much-appreciated home-made apple juice to give us a sugar boost we hoed over some ground in preparation of cabbage planting later this week.

We all enjoyed feeling physically and mentally refreshed after spending the morning in good company in the sunshine helping this great community group.

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Aaron Carrington signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Working in the orchard at the Organic garden in Bath

Sun 6 Jun 10:00 am
Organic garden, Upper Bristol road (entrance opposite Hop Pole pub through stone pillars), BATH, BA1
Help the community group prepare the garden for the spring

Mixture of tasks which could include:

  • Clearing/raking the orchard of leaves.
  • Improve path access around the site.

They are looking forward to a visit from Britain in Bloom judges in early July and keen to have the Garden looking at its best.

Please bring your own gloves. All other tools will be provided.

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Aaron Carrington signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Delivering roast meals in Odd Down

Sun 11 Jul 12:30 pm
35 Frome Rd, Odd Down, Bath, BA2 2QF
Provide nutritious meals to the vulnerable

Meet outside the church of St Philip and St James in Odd down. You will be given approximately 4 meals to deliver in the local area. Each address is within a 10 minute walk of the church.

These meals are lovingly cooked by the church and are usually served in the church but due to lockdown they need volunteer help to deliver these meals to their community.

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Aaron Carrington signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Gardening at St Marks Community Centre Widcombe

Sat 26 Jun 10:00 am
st marks road, widcombe, Bath, BA2 4PA
Garden maintenance so that it can be enjoyed by the community

Close to the train station in Bath, this community mission in Widcombe will include the following activities;

  • Clearing undergrowth and debris
  • Helping to build some steps
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