Alex Schatz

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Ealing

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241Good deeds

241runs

1,849cheers

TaskForce achievements

4

Community Missions
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26

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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7

Run reports
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Alex Schatz went on a mission
Mission
Ealing

Deliver groceries for Ms N

Sun 17 Jul

Ealing Council Sheltered Housing Team have asked GoodGym to help Ms N with her weekly shopping.

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Alex Schatz signed up to a mission • Deliver groceries for Ms N
Sun 17 Jul
Alex Schatz went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

The night we drove old burdock down...

Tue 12 Jul
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

Whilst burdock has been used for centuries as a treatment for certain ailments, it can also be very troublesome for other plants. The seeds spread quickly when the seed heads dry and break, scattering thousands of seeds far and wide. The weeds also spread when the prickly burs catch a ride on passing people or animals. The ability to quickly grow and spread means that they can quickly overrun a large area. The plant can also spread disease to other plants.

So, tonight, we were cutting back the burdock. And we filled two massive bags!

But, more than that, this was Jen's 400th good deed - wowzer! We're very proud of her - great work, Jen!

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Alex Schatz signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Attacking the burdock in Elthorne Park

Tue 12 Jul 18:30 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
Get fit and do good all in one eving in one of Ealing's fab parks!

This week we're in Elthorne Park to spot burdock and work away at removing it from the park. We work with Ealing Park Rangers regularly to help maintain our lovely parks and this week is no different! You'll head into the evening having helped out and got some exercise too, all the good stuff!

What to bring:

  • Gloves - the gardening kind if you have them
  • Water - it could be thirsty work
  • Only bring what you can run with - there's NO bag drop at the start

The run:

  • The run is 1.5 miles there, leaving Bodyline at 6.30pm, and then make your own way home from Elthorne Park (we'll help you to feel confident and safe)
  • All paces will be catered for
  • If running isn't your thing, you can meet us at 7:00pm at the main entrance to Elthorne Park on Boston Road, comment below if you're meeting us there

After the session, we'll do a short stretch session to keep us all in good habits!

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Alex Schatz went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Adam and his Ants meets Ed Shearing uptown

Tue 5 Jul
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

This was probably - no, definitely - no, probably, our last trip to the severed land .

(so called when the Greater London Council realigned the River Brent as part of a flood alleviation scheme in the 1980s and the new position cut through the Billets Hart allotments; as a consequence what had originally been the river bed became the Charity's land in exchange for the allotment land that had been lost)

We've spent a bunch of evenings here clearing the ground around young trees to give them access to light, rain and nutrients. And they're looking good on it! We are the clearing ground around trees GoodGym Jedi masters, yes, we are!

It's lovely to see the trees thrive. We can scoot along the Fitzherbert Walk footpath and admire the part we played in keeping this area looking good for years to come. Oh, and there were about a million ants trying to get us but we sheared on regardless!

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Alex Schatz signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Final (probably!) run to help young trees along the River Brent to thrive!

Tue 5 Jul 18:30 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
A physical task and lovely run to one of Ealing's green spaces!

We've been down to this site quite a few times over the months to help the The William Hobbayne Charity maintain 'The Severed Land' (see below for the history of this) where new trees were planted a few years ago. Cutting back the overgrowth around the young trees will give them space to thrive for years to come!

As well as helping a community project, you'll also get a lovely run through some green spaces and head into the evening having helped out and got some exercise too, all the good stuff!

What to bring:

  • Gloves - the gardening kind if you have them!
  • Water - it could be thirsty work
  • Only bring what you can run with - there's NO bag drop at the start

The Run:

  • The run is 2 miles each way (but you're welcome to just run there and make your own way back!), leaving Bodyline at 6.30pm
  • All paces will be catered for
  • If running isn't your thing, you can meet us at 7:10pm at The William Hobbayne Centre (Google Maps), comment below if you're meeting us there

And a bit of background to the history of this land:

'When the Greater London Council realigned the River Brent as part of a flood alleviation scheme in the 1980s the new position cut through the Billets Hart allotments. As a consequence what had originally been the river bed became the Charity's land in exchange for the allotment land that had been lost. The Fitzherbert Walk footpath from Uxbridge Road to the Grand Union Canal near The Fox Public House passes through this piece of land, which is part of the Brent River Park. Where the path passes over the Charity's land it is a 'Permissive Path' and not a Public Right of Way. The Charity are now managing the land in an environmentally-friendly way to improve bio-diversity and for the enjoyment of the many walkers who pass through it and are proud to be improving our local landscape.'

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Alex Schatz went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Mucking about and dishing the dirt!

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

What a lovely sunny evening it was! Some of us ran, some walked but we all met at the William Hobbayne Community Gardens. This a great community project of allotments in Hanwell near the Grand Union Canal. Our task was to shift soil into three new beds where children will learn how plants grow. The beds will be named after those who have given time and care over the years. So, we huffed and we puffed and we got stuck in! Many hands indeed made light work. A final layer of top soil and the job was done! Great stuff GoodGym (and a special welcome to Lesley on her first task)!

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Alex Schatz signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Group run to help young trees along the canal continue to thrive!

Tue 21 Jun 18:45 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
A physical task and lovely run in Ealing's green spaces!

Tonight we'll be lending the The William Hobbayne Charity a hand maintaining land near the canal where new trees were planted a few years ago.

This task helps to protect the saplings that have been planted along the canal under the trees for cities campaign. Cutting back the overgrowth around the young trees will give them space to thrive for years to come!

As well as helping a community project you'll also get a lovely run through some green spaces and head into the evening having helped out and got some exercise too, all the good stuff!

What to bring:

  • Gloves - the gardening kind if you have them!
  • Water - it could be thirsty work
  • Only bring what you can run with - there will NOT be a bag drop at the start

The Run:

  • The run will be 2 miles each way
  • All paces will be catered for and we'll have a back marker
  • If you only want to run one way that's cool, just let us know below in the comments below
  • If running isn't your thing, you can meet us at 7:10pm at The William Hobbayne Centre (Google Maps), comment below if you're meeting us there
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Alex Schatz went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Shear class

Tue 17 May
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

The William Hobbayne Charity have developed a lovely piece of land alongside the River Brent in Hanwell, clearing the undergrowth over the past few years (helped by GoodGym Ealing) and planting trees. Tonight, we were back with shears and two kinds of rakes (yes, two!) to cut back thistles and nettles around the young trees to help them get a good start. We didn't entirely manage to avoid some nettle stings, but made a great start on the cutting back. We'll return next month to finish off the job.

Oh, and this lot made me wear a sash for my recent 300th deed (cue embarrassment!).

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