GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved throughout 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit, whilst following Covid rules of course.
GG Tower Hamlets is picking up the baton for (not) parkrun on Saturday April 17th, and we have a very special guest joining, cue the drum roll...our founder Ivo! Real parkruns will be 🤞back soon folks, so this is a chance to get back in the groove. Everyone is very welcome to join and to run, walk or skip if you like!
And remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, be safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!
You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form
A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events.
To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.
If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to email@example.com.
Let's get out there and do this!
Tuesday on line yoga session at 8pm Join from 7.55 You can log on a few minutes before for a chat or ask some questions 7.45 This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an hour + long session, using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and movement. Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if its your first time. I will email a link out on the day or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)
This afternoon eleven (10 beautifully on time, one sprinting in sweaty and late) goodgymers descended on the Children's Allotment. We were greeted by the lovely Alice and her snazzy new blackboard full of tasks for us to get stuck into. A lot of these tasks built on work that previous goodgym sessions had started.
Splitting into appropriately socially distanced teams we sawed logs, spread woodchip (we are experts), unearthed bramble roots, watered fruit plants, spread and raked top-soil, sowed grass seed and finished the construction of the silver-birch border around some plant beds.
It was such a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. The sun shone, we discussed the zen-like nature of raking, discovered smutty labels on the top soil bags and at the end had a well-earned rest in the allotment hammock. We are already looking forward to out session in May - soon to be listed, keep your eyes peeled.
A huge welcome to Jo joining a group run for the first time - we hope to see you again soon!
The East Oxford Plog Mob!
While our friends took on a task in Botley the East Oxford team tooled up with litter pickers and bags for a good plog.
The churchyard next door to the food bank where we've spent our winter Wednesdays has a litter problem, and now that the evenings are light it felt like high time we tackled it.
Alongside the usual detritus of masks, cans, pants, takeaway containers, lambrini bottles and condoms, we also found a broom/mop, car battery, several glass tumblers, a Santa mug, and jump leads.
It was good to see the nature reserve thriving having last done a task there all the way back in 2019.
The wonder team packed 38 of the regular Wednesday night Oxford Mutual Aid food parcels, 7 Emergency Parcels, and also delivered 9 of the parcels to addresses around Cowley.
It was super busy and we only just managed to get everything done in our shift, so BIG thanks to the dream team. So grateful for your patience, hard work and good humour as we adjust to our new Oxford Mutual Aid shift.
The Children's allotment have requested our help on a monthy basis in 2021.
Come along and help the progress at one of our favourite places.
We will meet by the Halal butchers on Cricket Road and then walk round the corner to the allotment together.
Tasks usually include pruning, wood-chipping, gardening, clearing weeds etc.
Tools will be provided but please bring your own gardening gloves.