Alexandra Iseghohi

Area Activator for Warwick and Leamington Spa and aspiring Ironman

Warwick & Leamington Spa

Area Activator
TaskForce

12Good deeds

56runs

43cheers

TaskForce achievements

15

Community Missions
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0

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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12

Run reports
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Alexandra Iseghohi went on a training session
Training session
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Moving the Goalposts

Wed 9 Jun
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

4 GoodGymers turned up for a very sweaty HIIT circuit combined with some cardio and core at St Nicholas' Park.

We started off with a short warm-up around the goalposts as the weather did most of the work for us and after some dynamic stretches we were ready to go. Alex opted for a "simple" bodyweight 10 minute AMRAP circuit consisting of:

15 squats 10 lunges 8 lunge/calf raises 10 jump squats 250m lap

As a group we started of very strong, powering through the first 3 exercises with ease, even with Philip swapping his squats for press-ups. The first signs of trouble began to appear at the by the 5th jump squat of round 1, at which point we began to realise that we may have grossly underestimated the challenge ahead. Nevertheless, we powered through the first 250m with James taking (and maintaining) a strong lead. Rounds two and three were a painful blur of huffing, puffing and lead legs - the final rounding marking the longest 10 minutes of our lives.

Once we'd slowed our heart rates down to an acceptable level, we went straight in with a tough core session. Although only ten exercises were performed, each was performed in a superset with mountain climbers and rest was kept low at 20 seconds. As Keziah rightly pointed out, 1 minute never feels longer than it does during a plank. After a brief discussion about planking world records, we finished off with a steady 1km (4 times around the goal posts). The final lap was a (literal) race to the finish with Keziah baiting us with a slow jog at first and turning on the jets on the final bend to take the win.

All in all a great session and it was lovely to see some familiar faces after such a long time in lockdown! Well done to Keziah for completing her first training session with us, 'twas a tough one! Also big shoutout to James for putting us all to shame despite recently coming back from injury.

Next Wednesday is likely to be another training session and don't forget we have a mission at Northleigh this Saturday!

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Alexandra Iseghohi signed up to a training session
Training session
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Resistance training session

Wed 9 Jun 18:00 pm
St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY
Great run-specific strength workout

A low to moderate intensity strength workout for runners in anticipation of the return of group runs!

Meet at the park cafe, opposite the children's playground.

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Alexandra Iseghohi signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Gardening, Painting and Cleaning at Northleigh School

Wed 16 Jun 18:00 pm
Northleigh School, Five Ways Road, Hatton, Warwick, CV35 7HZ
Great strength workout while helping to spruce up a local school

We've been asked to come along to Northleigh School to help out with some tasks. These include trimming shrubs, painting furniture and weeding.

Although the weather is looking very promising, there are also some inside jobs in case it does rain. We will be meeting at the school at 11:45am for a 12pm start, please feel free to bring any tools/gloves.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Alexandra Iseghohi went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

You snooze, you lose

Sat 5 Jun
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

A lovely early morning mission with the Marathon Kids this Saturday!

We started off with a nail-biting game of 'what's the time Mr Wolf' to get everybody's heart rates up, before moving on to some 50m races to awaken the competitive spirit. Once everyone was suitably sweaty, the distance portion of the session began. This involved a 20 minute continuous run around a 250m track, where the kids would collect a coloured band for every lap completed. Not only was this an excellent show of endurance, but their ability to keep smiling despite the intense heat was nothing short of admirable.

Once the final bands were counted and the stickers displaying their totals were proudly attached, the session drew to a close. With the sun still very much shining and the park beginning to fill up with eager kids (parents in tow), we all went our separate ways to enjoy the sunshine.

This really was a lovely session and if you'd like to get involved, these sessions run every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at St Nicholas' Park.

The Leamington chapter of Marathon Kids is also looking to restart but is in need of a lead volunteer. If you are able to help out please let me know or email christopher@marathonkids.co.uk directly!

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Alexandra Iseghohi completed a training run • Morning Run
Tue 1 Jun
3.3km
17:57
05:25/km
Alexandra Iseghohi signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Marathon Kids Event

Sat 5 Jun 08:45 am
St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY
Supporting the Marathon Kids team with their Saturday event

Much like the sun, Marathon Kids is back!

They need our help cheering, marshalling and doing a bit of running too! If you've missed your Saturday morning run around and would like to get involved, join us this Saturday!

Meet in St Nicholas Park by the Kids Play area opposite the cafe.

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Alexandra Iseghohi completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 25 May
3.6km
17:43
04:59/km
Alexandra Iseghohi went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

The grass is always softer...

Sat 22 May
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

...on the other side of a thunderstorm.

For the final installation of our gardening at Eden Croft, three runners braved some very unpredictable weather to put the finish touches on Ken's front garden. On our way grey skies and drizzle threatened to put a spanner in the works but by the time we parked up, laid out our tools and put on our gloves, the sun was making its way back out from behind the clouds.

This time we tackled some smaller weeds and a few overgrown bushes to make the garden tidier and more accessible. Less than half an hour in, the skies opened up once more to remind us that we were on the clock if we wanted to avoid a proper drenching so we doubled down on our efforts. Kinga did point out that the rainfall did have the rather useful effect of softening the weeds that we were yanking out which is always a bonus. After almost two hours of hard work (and none of us particularly wanting to leave), we were satisfied that the garden was a lot clear, safer and nicer to look at in general. Working out in the open, we got a few curious looks and questions from friendly passersby but most important of all, Ken was beyond grateful for the help!

Many thanks to the Kenilworth Centre for putting us in touch and to Ken's lovely neighbour for noticing that he was in a bit of trouble.

We have quite a few similar tasks lined up and with summer fast approaching, we can only hope for sunnier and drier days!

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Warwick & Leamington Spa

Part 2 of Gardening at Eden Croft

Sat 22 May 12:30 pm
Eden Croft, Kenilworth, CV8 2BG
Great strength workout whilst helping an older resident tidy his garden.

This a chance to complete a recently cancelled gardening task.

An older gentlemen from Kenilworth has recently had surgery and is experiencing some mobility issues. His neighbour reached out to us to help out will some weeding and general tidying in his front garden.

Part one of the task has already been completed so this is likely to be a relatively short one but there is still plenty of trimming, digging and sweeping to go around!

If you are available and would like to help out, please do come along and feel free to bring any spare tools with you!

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Alexandra Iseghohi has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Thu 13 May 2021

Alexandra has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

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