☀️ 10 GoodGymmers gathered bright and early on a sunny Sunday to marshall the 10k. We were given our marshall points then taken on a walking tour of the course to reach them. By happy coincidence, many of us were based around our group run meeting point at CVS 👍
😎 We had plenty of time to chat before needing to be in post and then more time to chill in the sunshine before we heard the sound of the race starting over at the Knavesmire 📢
🙌 Although we loved cheering every runner, our highlights were always spotting GoodGymmers (extra points for recognising those in cunning disguise) 🕵️
👋 And just like that, everyone had been and gone on to run the rest of the route. We headed back to our original base to drop off our hi viz then it was off to enjoy the rest of our Sundays 👌
🌳 A group of GoodGymmers from York and Lambeth congregated for a post-parkrun community mission at Rowntree Park. Having come from either a yummy Knavesmire breakfast or another community mission for Collective Sharehouse, they were ready to get fit by doing good 😁
🦎 After transporting the equipment from the cafe storage to the new wildlife area, Christine quickly set us to work. While some scythed (after some individualised instruction), others shovelled sand to go at the bottom of the new pond, which had sadly suffered some damage. The sand went on quickly, followed by carpet, another liner, more sand and another carpet layer to protect from future damage (hopefully!) The shovellers then changed their material to woodchip, which they spread around the base of the trees and then along the paths. There was some task-swapping between shovelling and scything to work different muscles and with so many hands, the hour flew by and it was lovely to see the difference we'd made 💪
🌺 The wildlife area (including the bog garden we made a few months ago) looks great so I'd recommend a look if you're passing nearby any time soon. Oh, and Louise found a frog, so the local wildlife are clearly enjoying it too 🐸
☕ With so much done, we'd all deserved a coffee and cake so headed to Cycle Heaven 😇
👍 It was really lovely to join our Lambeth pals for both a run and a task and we wish you all the very best for the 10k tomorrow. We'll be cheering the GG tops on extra loudly 🙌
Lots of lovely GoodGymmers gathered for York parkrun today, from GoodGym York and Lambeth.
There was some great running, coming back from a break for some and getting a PB for others.
After the run, we split off to the Knavesmire for a pre-community mission breakfast for some and a community mission (or two) for others.
Good work everyone, and if you enjoyed it, why not join us back at York parkrun next Saturday for more of the same.
*Sorry for the appalling pun - blame my tired brain.
🐸 We love coming to Rowntree Park and there's always plenty to do so we thought it would be a great place for a joint Lambeth-York community mission after parkrun (and coffee/breakfast) 🏃♀️🏃🍳
🦎 We've had a few sessions here, helping to develop their new wildlife area and wildflower meadow. So far, we've helped move the pond, woodchip paths and do some of our favourite scything 💪
👍 We'll be meeting at the tool store, which is under the Reading Cafe (here's the What3Words link). But if you're coming from parkrun/breakfast, there will be people who know where to go 👋
🥪 And if anyone is ready for lunch afterwards, there are plenty of places nearby, including the brilliant Cycle Heaven Cafe ☕
We've been asked if a crack team of GoodGym people can go along to help at Knavesmire School during the summer holidays.
6-8 runners are needed to transport bark chippings from the car park area to the forest school area, then spread it about so the area is nice and ready to support outdoor play and learning in the new school year. We'll meet by the car park - pop me a message at email@example.com if you have any questions.
It's GoodGym dynamite - a simple task that just needs some keen beans and some elbow grease!