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Post-Hackney Half GoodGym social

Sun 22 May 11:30 am
14 East Bay Lane, Hackney, E15 2GW
Celebrate your and your friends' success with GoodGymers afterwards!

If you’re running the Hackney Half this year – why not join us for a social in the sunshine afterwards?*

If you’re supporting at the Hackney Half this year – why not join us for a social in the sunshine afterwards?

If you’re not going to the Hackney Half at all this year – why not join us for a social in the sunshine afterwards?

Here East has a selection of bars, food outlets, outside and indoor seating and a common grassed area by the canal. See for more information.

• The long-term weather forecast looks good – and even if it gets cold, there are plenty of bars and cafes to go into.

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Group run
Tower Hamlets

GoodGym Tower Hamlets X London Frontrunners: Run + Litter-pick

Sat 21 May 10:00 am
Bonner Gate, Sewardstone Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9JW
Our new series sees us partnering with London Frontrunners!

In the first of our new series with London Frontrunners, we join the club for their weekly Saturday morning run, before heading over to meet the Parks team who will host a litter-pick, on their busiest day of the week!

What you need to know

  • Meeting time: 09:50

  • Run starts: 10:00

  • Distance: Up to 10K

  • Meet: Bonner Gate, Sewardstone Road, Bethnal Green

  • Route: Starting at Bonner Gate, we take an anti-clockwise route around Victoria Park. (There is an option to do an extended 10KM route from Victoria Park, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and back again).

  • Refreshment & social break: 11:00 (Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd, London E9 7DE)

  • Litter-pick: 11:45 (The Hub Cafe, Victoria Park, London E9 7DD)

  • You can join for as little or as much as the morning as you like.

  • Any questions, just get in touch with Area Activator Laura, at

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Agatha Quizty

Sun 15 May
Report written by Aine Hester

We came an honourable 5th and enjoyed a fun evening of food, drinks and quiz questions

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Training session
Tower Hamlets

Victoria-us Running

Sat 14 May
Report written by Aine Hester

Summer has arrived and we celebrated in style at Victoria Dock Parkrun this morning followed by some coffee and much conversation about how difficult wakeboarding would be. Everyone was very on brand with our good gym t shirts.

It was a first Parkrun for most at the flat course but a special shout out to Fiona who had it as her first ever Parkrun anywhere!

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Thu 12 May
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May Quizzing

Sun 15 May 18:30 pm
Coborn St, Mile End, London , E3 2AB
Join us at the Coborn for a fun quiz, a few drinks and some tasty food

We're back at the Coborn on Sunday - quiz kicks off at 7pm and table is booked from 6.30. There's a big variety of questions - puzzles, picture rounds, music, general knowledge so you're sure to know the answer to something :)

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Community mission
Tower Hamlets

All You Weed is Love

Mon 9 May
Report written by Laura Williams

It was a beautiful night for a spot of gardening. One-by-one the team grew in the picturesque Cemetery park spot, where manager Ken had left us perfect instructions to start tackling the weeds on the main route through the park.

Why were we doing this?

Fast-growing, light-hogging and invasive, Cow Parsley is a Cemetery pest at this time of year. And with the Cemetery’s volunteer source still a little low, our out-of-hours, weed-removal efforts are still very much in demand.

Don’t forget the Goosegrass

So, armed with the speediest weed-removal tutorial from Ken, we set about tackling the Cow Parsley and Goosegrass straying onto the woodland path and numerous gravestones.

Armed with tips and tricks from stem-handling to nettle-sting management, the team worked in a speedy, productive group making their way along the path at record pace, only breaking to shuttle stems and stingers to the weed mountain (more wholesome than it sounds) around the corner.

It was tireless, tiring and terrific fun, as our before and after Cow Parsley pics show.

Before we knew it, it was 8:15 and we were gathering stray stems and saying cheerio.

The Shout-outs

Shout-outs to the whole team who braved nettles, roots and a pollen-tastic environment on this balmy Monday night, to give this valuable community asset and its fantastic team a helping hand.

And the warmest of welcomes to Julia, who joined us from GG Oxford, and Craig, first time GoodGymer. Do come back again soon.

Next week, we’re back with Nancy and her team at Barts Volunteers for our first trip to the Royal London in nearly two years.

Until then.

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Tower Hamlets

THE BIG MONDAY NIGHT TASK: Summer weed-clearing project in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Mon 9 May 19:00 pm
(kissing gate, Hamlets Way entrance to Cemetery Park), 40 Brokesley Street, London, E3 4QJ
Cow parsley and goosegrass are taking over this pretty park's footpaths...

Manager Ken of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park has asked for GoodGymers to lend a hand clearing the footpath in this beautiful, well used park, as the park has suffered with a lower-than-usual supply of volunteers over the last couple of years.

Over the coming months, we will be working with his Weed Treasure Map to help clear some of the park's busiest walkways.

What you need to know

  • We'll meet at 7pm by the kissing gates off Hamlets Way, to start tackling our first area of weeds. This area is to the left of the bottom of Brokesley Street, across Tower Hamlets Way. (Address on listing is closest, but please head to bottom of street to the park, to find the group.)

  • The park will supply gloves but please bring your own too. Please wear long sleeves and long trousers.

  • We have allowed 90 minutes for this task, but you can leave earlier if you need to!

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Victoria Dock Parkrun + Post Run Coffee

Sat 14 May 08:45 am
The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, One Siemens Brothers Way,, London, E16 1GB
Fun, free 5k run around the flat course at Victoria Dock followed by coffee with your Good Gym Friends!

After a few successful trips to Mile End we're going to explore the other Tower Hamlets parkrun at Victoria Dock - its quieter and has none of the hills of Mile End so a nice change of pace (and probably an improvement of pace for most!)

Meet at the start line 10-15 minutes before, run the Parkrun at your own pace and those who finish first can cheer on the rest! After everyone has completed their 5k run and we get that all important group photo, for those who want to stay on, we'll get a hot beverage at the finish line.

What are parkruns?

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. You can run, walk or volunteer at parkruns. You can even take your dog (if you have one) along! If you have never run a parkrun before, they are a great way to get into running in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Remember, it's FREE, but you can register here to keep a profile (number of parkruns you do, times, etc.)

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Mon 2 May
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