Abi Perrin

York

TaskForce

472Good deeds

1,212runs

9,497cheers

TaskForce achievements

33

Community Missions
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40

Group Runs
back marked

4

Walking Groups
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31

Run reports
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3

Run reports
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Group Fitness Activities
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Abi Perrin signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Gardening in York Cemetery

Mon 8 Aug 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Keep the cemetery lovely and tidy for visitors

Welcome to GoodGym York πŸ™Œ

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒWe'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.

TONIGHT 🌱We’re helping the Friends of York Cemetery tonight, weeding the hedgerows.

THE TASK 🧀 We've been warned that there could be nettles and/or brambles so definitely don't forget your gardening gloves.

WHERE WE MEET πŸŽ’ We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Foxwood 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.

😷 If you would like still to wear a face mask when entering the building to drop bags off, that's fine.

🚲There is cycle parking as you approach the Centre and a 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.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US πŸ‘GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too.

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

POST-RUN SOCIAL 🍻We normally 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 went on a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Cycle to work day

Thu 4 Aug

Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest cycling commuting event. This year on August 4th encourage workers all around the country to get on their bikes and get into work the best way possible – on two wheels!

Please share with everybody, support the day and sign up below.

Find out more on this link below.

Please share this link widely.. that’s doing good!

https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/cycletoworkday/whatiscycletoworkday/what-is-cycle-to-work-day

What is Cycle to Work Day - Cyclescheme

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Abi Perrin completed a training run β€’ Evening Run
Mon 1 Aug
β€’
2.2km
β€’
17:04
β€’
07:54/km
Abi Perrin completed a training run β€’ Evening Run
Mon 1 Aug
β€’
2.5km
β€’
18:36
β€’
07:29/km
Abi Perrin went on a group run
Group run
York

Plankety plank

Mon 1 Aug
β€’
Report written by Nicky Woodall

🌫️ 24 glorious GoodGymmers met on a mildly muggy Monday for our group run this evening, several of whom were on an impressive double good deed quest, having done a pre-group run community mission at a nearby community garden 🍈

πŸ€“ We chatted about our bumper week coming up, with many more opportunities to get fit and do good πŸ‘Œ

πŸ‘ΈπŸ€΄We named and numbered off while saying what period of history we'd have liked to have lived in, given the choice. There was much contentment with the present, dreams of the future, nostalgia for the recent past and desires to walk with dinosaurs and forage with the Romans πŸ¦•

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Pete led the run to Greenfields Community Garden where Louise swiftly set us to work, dividing is into two groups to conquer tonight's tasks πŸ‘

πŸ₯­ Some people were armed with litter-pickers to pick not litter (slightly confusingly - some people had already started doing just that as it appears to be an automatic conditioned response as a GoodGymmer, to start picking litter the moment a litter picker appears) but plums. A successful haul was gathered that will be distributed to the local community and food banks, with only a few disappearing (with permission) into GoodGym stomachs πŸ˜‹

πŸ’ͺ Meanwhile, the other group were building their arm muscles moving the compost heap from one side of the garden to the other. Some people were armed with forks, shifting the compost into wheelbarrows, which were then barrowed to the new compost heaps by the barrowers. The question of why is (almost) always good to ask of a GoodGym task and Louise was able to offer multiple explanations. Firstly, it was a good opportunity to turn the compost, which is a positive thing anyway. Secondly, there has been a recent rat infestation in the nearby streets and although Louise was confident (and our work also supported) that these weren't originating from the compost heap, it was good to be able to show this and thus maintain good relationships with the neighbours πŸ™Œ Oh, and despite the lack of rats, there was a notably huge spider uncovered, generating different emotions among nearby GoodGymmers πŸ•·οΈ

πŸ₯’ When people had finished their official tasks, Louise sent some of us on some unofficial foraging (for ripe courgettes) and/or tasting (of mulberries) missions. There were some mixed reactions to mulberries but the overall verdict was probably positive and the impromptu renditions of "Here we go round the mulberry bush" made any slight tart taste bud explosions all worthwhile 🎢

🎀 At some points, this delightful nursery rhyme was the soundtrack to tonight's fitness season (once we'd remembered the words and tune). Fitness was a mash up of plank musical chairs with the addition of the fitness dice of doom for anyone not planking plus a few cones of joy activity. I'm not entirely sure if a sense of joy or doom dominated but it was hopefully a good workout at least πŸ’ͺ

⌚ And with that, it was time to head back to base and on to the pub for many of us 🍻

πŸ‘ Thank you for some brilliant work tonight everyone, and hopefully see you at one of our other sessions this week πŸ₯³

πŸŽ‰ Credit to James S for tonight's pun.

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Abi Perrin went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Chips

Mon 1 Aug
β€’
Report written by Abi Perrin

Finishing off the work we started on Friday, a team of 10 polished off the pile of woodchip in 15 mins, before posing for a team photo, with strong Grange Hill energy.

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Abi Perrin completed a training run β€’ Lunch Run
Sat 30 Jul
β€’
5.2km
β€’
40:41
β€’
07:50/km
Abi Perrin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

A layer of woodchip...

Mon 1 Aug 17:30 pm
Behind Prospect House, Prospect Terrace, York, YO1 6EP
Finish what we started on Friday improving a local green space

Join us before Monday's group run to blast through spreading a pile of woodchip to finish up making the Prospect Terrace green space less overgrown, more biodiverse and more cared-for. We did most of the job on Friday and it just needs a finishing touch.

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Abi Perrin signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Lots of jobs at Greenfields Garden

Mon 1 Aug 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Making it a more pleasant environment for everyone who uses it

Welcome to GoodGym York πŸ™Œ

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒWe'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.

TONIGHT'S TASK πŸ™Œ We've got a big list of tasks at tonight - compost turning, digging and maybe tree mulching, hoeing, watering and maybe checking for ripe strawberries πŸ“

🧀 As we'll be doing various tidy up tasks in the gardens, please bring gardening gloves if possible.

WHERE WE MEET πŸŽ’ 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 are asking people still to wear a face mask when entering the building to drop bags off where possible.

🚲There is cycle parking as you approach the Centre and a 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.

TONIGHT 🌱We’re heading to Greenfields Community Garden tonight to help make it a more pleasant environment for everyone who uses it.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US πŸ‘GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too.

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

POST-RUN SOCIAL 🍻We normally 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 went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Good Prospects

Fri 29 Jul
β€’
Report written by Abi Perrin

The green space on Prospect Terrace in Bishophill had become massively overgrown and sticky weed was somewhat overtaking the plot. It was a big job but in just 90 mins goodgym helped several local residents remove the weed, uncover the plants fighting for survival underneath and lay wood chip as a starting point for returning the area to a more biodiverse and cared-for space.

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