Anji Andrews

Area Activator at GoodGym Newcastle. Coach, runner, wife, writer, over thinker and occasional cyclist. Often eating sweets.

Newcastle

Area Activator

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571runs

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Attend a special screening of Great North Run: A Run, A River, A Region

Fri 17 Sep 18:15 pm
Customs House, South Shields, NE33 1ES
Come along to The Customs House (PLEASE BUY TICKETS VIA LINK)

In honour of the 40th anniversary of the Great North Run, Nova have produced an amazing, emotive and inspirational film all about our region and the ties that gives to the GNR.

The screening of the film is attended by Terry Deary, the fantastic author who wrote the script for the film narrated by loads of local heroes. There are a few cameos from GG runners for the eagle-eyed!

You must BOOK YOUR OWN TICKETS for this, which you can do here I have booked row E for myself if you wanted to get seats close by.

We will stay for drinks afterwards for those who wish to.

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Leaflet run letterboxed off

Mon 6 Sep
Report written by Anji Andrews

A new task to start a new week!

It was a night for some OGs to catch up with some familiar faces back for tonight's group run for Junction Point.

We were running and walking to spread the word and wonderful work of Junction Point to raise awarness of Passion to Paycheque, turning brilliant ideas from brilliant people into paid projects. We met at Benwell Asda and split into two groups of runners and walkers. It was also FINALLY Debbie's chance to wear the cloak of good deeds after hitting her fabulous fiftieth good deed a few weeks ago! Kudos Deb, you rock.

We managed to cover seven streets and a whopping 200 leaflets and the time flew by. We will be hitting a different location in October when we take on part two of this task.

Rounding off a brilliant night it was a car park workout of squats, drills, tricep dips and much more and we left feeling good and ready to face another great week.

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Treemendous Eagle-size effort

Wed 1 Sep
Report written by Anji Andrews

Hello September and hello again to Newcastle Eagles community gardens!

It's always a great task with super Task Owner Neil who doubles up as task owner and runner regularly for us! Tonight we were weeding in the huge car park which had already been started by a group of Cadets a few days earlier.

We trialled a new starting point tonight: Central Station.

Pros: easy to find, easy to get to, opposite a Starbucks

Cons: very busy, millions of passing runners, wanted to get a Starbucks before we'd even started.

I took a solo walk to the task tonight on what turned out to be the first autumnal day in what feels like a very long time, and met up with the others who were already about to get stuck in. We had to remove and clear (very prickly) weeds to keep the car park safe and clear. It was another task where the time flew by and contained several thousand very purposeful squats!

Neil, Amy and Paul got stuck into pulling, weeding and clearing while I nominated myself for carrying and dumping the weeds- very satisfying!

Paul had perhaps the toughest job of the night, removing a very deep-rooted and stubborn tree that eventually took both him, Neil and a fork to get it out. I think you can see from the before and after pictures that we made a tree-mendous difference tonight.

Kudos!

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Leaflet drop for Junction Point part one!

Mon 6 Sep 18:15 pm
Asda Benwell, Adelaide Centre, Newcastle , NE4 8BE
This is a two part task to spread the word on the amazing work of Junction Point

Come along to run, walk and complete a fitness session.

This is an ideal starter session with no equipment required!

Meet at BENWELL ASDA ready to run or walk.

We will be spreading out to deliver 100 leaflets in the Benwell area to spread the word about the work of Junction Point, an organisation that works with non-profit businesses and individuals to support projects that change the world!

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An alphabet not for the faint-hearted

Mon 23 Aug
Report written by Anji Andrews

It was a perfect evening in Newcastle for Paul's 100th good deed! Go and give him a massive cheer. Paul's a brilliant route master, run leader and wing man who has been with GoodGym Newcastle since Day One, so it's great to see him get his wings.

We had a quick catch up on the weekend's VERY wet mission which contained path clearing and a lot of rain!

"My shoes still smell like a swamp!" ~ Aimee

I walked across to Leazes Park while everyone else ran and we met ready to pick litter around the lake and play areas. We set ourselves the challenge of collecting an alphabet of litter and discussed everything from fainting, to phobias, to forgotten racing strategy as we picked! We managed to get four bags filled in just 25 minutes.

The weirdest item we found in our almost-alphabet was a single handcuff (not police issue). We managed to get most of the A-Z with a bit of creative spelling, then it was on to an interval workout of running and upper body work as a fast-burst fitness session.

We are back to Group Running next Wednesday as we visit the community gardens at Newcastle Eagles Arena. Hope to see you there!

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The Grin Reaper

Wed 18 Aug
Report written by Anji Andrews

We love helping out at Ouseburn Trust, because we always manage to discover an area we didn't know existed in a town we thought we knew well!

After a quick warm up of drills we all opted for the short route to Ouseburn on what was a lovely evening. We were met by Dave who distributed gloves and tools including one that made Seb feel like the Grim Reaper, despite disappointingly not wearing a black cloak for the occasion.

It was a short amble over to the area that was getting our attention just off Lime Street, a green patch that was overgrown and long in need of TLC. We joined a group of regular volunteers to chop everything back and clear the area of litter. Aimee and Charlotte definitely channeled their days into some strong lopping and chopping tonight! After 30 minutes you could really see the difference we made.

After the short jog back, we finished off with some mobility drills and strength exercises.

We are back doing good things at our Community Mission on Saturday, and Group Run to Leazes Park on Monday.

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Litter picking in Leazes Park

Mon 23 Aug 18:15 pm
St James Park, Barrack Rd, Newcastle , NE1 4ST
Keep this brilliant space clean and tidy

Start your week off right with a visit to Leazes Park where we will tidy, clear and complete an epic fitness session in the park!

Meet at the front of St James Park by the club shop READY TO RUN as there are no changing or storage facilities available. There will be a walking option too if you want to take it easy!

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Charlotte’s 30th Birthday! (South Shields parkrun)

Sat 21 Aug 08:30 am
South Shields parkrun, The Sand Dancer Pub, South Shields, NE33 2LD
Come along and enjoy parkrun!

It is my 30th Birthday on Saturday 21st August and I would absolutely love to celebrate it with you all at parkrun!

I am planning on going to South Shields parkrun. Anji our area activator is volunteering!

This is just a fun chance to get together, catch up and enjoy parkrun!

Come along, walk, run, volunteer or even just cheer! (The weather forecast looks good)

South Shields parkrun takes place on the Leas in South Shields.

If you fancy taking part, have a look at South Shields parkrun

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/southshields/

Just meet us at the start from 8.30 onwards (on the sea front, outside of The Sand Dancer pub)

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