Abi Perrin

York

TaskForce

425Good deeds

1,108runs

8,882cheers

TaskForce achievements

29

Community Missions
listed

39

Group Runs
back marked

2

Walking Groups
led

27

Run reports
written

3

Run reports
photographed


Abi Perrin completed a training run • Morning Run
Thu 23 Sep
2.4km
19:20
08:06/km
Abi Perrin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Interpretation boards makeover

Wed 29 Sep 18:30 pm
Askham Bar Park and Ride, York, YO24 1LW
Information about green corridors will be available to the public

Peter from York Greenways asked if we could help with giving the Greenways interpretation board lecterns a makeover. The task will involve sanding down and treating each board with wood preserver. There are 8 boards altogether but probably only 5 close enough for us to do. We will meet at Askham Bar Park and Ride and work in pairs along the path, leapfrogging each other as necessary.

  1. Askham Bar
  2. By the Sun
  3. Orchard
  4. Ouse Bridge
  5. Invasive species

Sandpaper, oil, brushes and gloves will be provided. Please bring your own gloves if you prefer.

What3words meeting location tbc.

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Abi Perrin completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 20 Sep
2.2km
16:23
07:32/km
Abi Perrin completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 20 Sep
2.1km
15:28
07:24/km
Abi Perrin went on a group run
Group run
York

Hard as a rock

Mon 20 Sep
Report written by Michal Czekajlo

Today started with a massive round of applause for Leanne who has recently reached 800 good deeds. It means that Leanne was out 800 times volunteering in York! That is a huge achievement deserving a massive CHEER!

Following a Michal-Egg jointly run warm-up we split up into two teams and were ready to do more good in York.

A team of 11 ran over to Glen Gardens to clear the borders around the new accessible pathway.

Adi met them there and warned that the ground was hard and dry but that was a massive understatement. It was almost impenetrable.

There was one really cool spade with a point end and saw edges! Paul Kelly put it to good use and managed to make good progress on his patch.

Lucy and Max escaped with some loppers to cut back overgrowth further along the path and they missed out on an extraordinary range of conversation about ‘the longest fence in the world’ and the paint colour ‘forth bridge red’.

With a fairly decent area of border cleared, the team moved onto bark chipping, armed with only two wheelbarrows and a lot of leaf grabbers.

21 seconds to go!

They were being chucked out of the park because the gatekeeper needed to lock up, but not before Bec and Lucy completed an amazing jigsaw of getting all the tools and the two wheelbarrows back in the metal tool shed.

Er.. one of those is mine and I need it back - Adi

Let’s hope for some rain and softer ground next time!

Meanwhile a team of 13 ran to Danesgate School. Jackie and Carl joined us at the task, making the team 15 strong.

Some of us were familiar with the location as we have been here before on three community mission. Today we were determined to complete what we have started back in April, namley remove every remaining bit of the invasive grass and other unwanted weeds and make space for new plants.

Guess what, the ground was hard here too...

Be careful not to dig into the electric wire - Debbie the task owner

To be on the safe side Ros, Cara, Jenna and Abi opted for a selection of trowels as oppose to forks and went on weeding along the paving slabs.

Barbara and Laura wielded a fork each and focused on the bit of the garden close the the school wall and well away from the illuminated path.

Rich, Stuart, Vicky and Izzie dug and pulled at the weeds by the wooden fence and the rest of us worked around the edges.

About 20 minutes into the task the ton bag was looking like full and Stuart stepped in. With Leanne's and Carl's assistance he demonstrated very effective compaction technique which involved jumping on top of the green stuff to make space for more.

We are an efficient bunch and Michal, Louise and Carl even found time to list the next bench marking task on the website.

With all the unwanted roots and weeds removed and the landscape fabric expertly laid Debbie opened the remote controlled gate and bid us farewell.

Back at the base and with various degree of eagerness we did few fun exercises including walking lunges, spiderman walk, duck walks, crab walk and backward walking lunges, before heading to the Ackhorne for the traditional after run social.

Next week we are all going to Hull Road Park.

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Abi Perrin signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Group run - digging over soil and school garden clearance

Mon 20 Sep 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Will bring pleasure to local people who visit the gardens and increase visitor numbers

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

Today we are visiting two locations - Glen Gardens and Danesgate School. At Glen Gardens we are asked to continue clearing the flower bed where the new wheelchair friendly path is. We will be digging over and removing brambles, weeds and saplings from either side of the path to make this area ready for planting spring flowering bulbs. At Danesgate School we are asked to finish off weeding of the school garden in preparation for some new plants to go in.

Please bring your gardening gloves.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. Both locations are approx. 2km away from our base. Walking group option will be available for one of the task destinations.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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Abi Perrin completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 19 Sep
2.4km
20:05
08:13/km
Abi Perrin completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 19 Sep
1.9km
16:51
08:39/km
Abi Perrin went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Just another day at the paw-ffice

Sun 19 Sep
Report written by Mitchell Scott

On an early Sunday morning, 4 GoodGymers went down to the Knavesmire to help set up a fair for 'Keep Your Pet'. Keep Your Pet are an amazing service set up by AgeUK and RSPCA York who provide short term assistance for domestic pet owners who are older or vulnerable and living in the York and Selby areas at times of ill-health or other emergencies. These services include feeding and walking pets and short term fostering.

We arrived and offered to assist in any way needed. Whilst we helped out with unloading and moving tables and chairs, our main task was to set up the gazebo's. Luckily as we have been camping a lot recently, we all (...mainly Leanne) knew exactly what to do and made quick work of setting them up.

We were also available to help when any volunteer required some assistance:

Can I have all volunteers around the back of the van

Are we about to be kidnapped? Abi

Whilst we were setting up the stalls, junior Parkrun was happening nearby and we needed to make sure not to get in the way. Luckily Nick was on hand to keep us away! Despite that we all still found the time to give the runners a cheer.

After an hour of graft, the fair was set up and it was job well done. What better way to celebrate than an long run...or cup of tea.

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Abi Perrin signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Group Run - Willow House garden

Mon 4 Oct 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Garden clear up in readiness for archeology project

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

A number of weeks ago we have cleared the Willow House car park area in readiness for the Archeology on Prescription project. Today we are going back to help clear another part of the garden for the archaeology project.

Please bring your gardening gloves.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (1.5km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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