Goodgym Trainer for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.
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Meet Anwen, our Oxford Trainer
'I'm not shy of getting muddy! And I like to set myself challenges'.
This week we mark GoodGym Oxford's 2nd Birthday!! We launched in Oxford on 20th February 2019. Shame we can't have a party, but HOORAY for 2 years old!!
This 6pm task will be delivering food parcels within walking distance of Richard Benson Hall. We will divide into small groups to deliver in different areas. No-one will be asked to deliver on their own. We will stagger your arrival times at the hall, and you will receive an email on Wednesday (around lunchtime) to let you whether to arrive at 6pm or 6:15pm.
Please wear a mask when you arrive at the hall to collect the food parcels and when you drop them off with the recipient.
Redbridge will be picking up the baton for (not) parkrun on Saturday 30th January! Everyone is very welcome to join!
And remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, be safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!
GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit, whilst following Covid rules of course!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodgymers really hit the ground running (pun very much intended) this week. Running, cycling, walking, AJ-Active-ing and even desk-stretching were completed.
Well done if you have tried a new workout, tried a new route or just got out of the front door. We faced many treacherous conditions - frost, floods and beautiful, beautiful snow but us Goodgymers are made of stern stuff.
Lots of lovely kilometres have been added to our tally in the January challenge and we have continued to support Mark with his #MovewithMayorMark campaign.
The next training session has a distinctly disco feel to it, so grab your dancing shoes and join me next week.
This task will be based inside Richard Benson Hall unpacking deliveries, restocking the shelves in the food bank and giving the hall a clean.
Please wear a mask.
This week the fitness offerings are a mixture of cheesy pop, glorious views and relaxation. A huge thanks to the lovely members of Taskforce for all their suggestions!
Get on your dancing shoes (or sensible trainers - up to you) and get your step count and heart rate up with this walking workout. The sound track is ace and you can pretend that you are out out, cocktail in hand, wearing at least one piece of glittery clothing!
Relaxation and meditation
Everybody Studio Oxford are running a free Restful Movement and Mindfulness class every Friday at 12.30pm to help Oxfordshire residents cope with lockdown anxiety.
Free booking here
And a local running/walking/cycling route for you to explore. This week it comes from Rachael and is from Goodgym's pre-pandemic home EOCC, along the river to Iffley lock and then finishes, (handily!) at the Missing Bean roastery which is open for takeaways. Top tip from me - get an almond and chocolate croissant if you are there in the morning - delicious!
Remember that your KMs all count toward the Goodgym January Challenge as long as you track them on Strava and connect Strava to your GoodGym profile.
If you post about your exercise sessions on social media please consider tagging them with #MovewithMayorMark to support Mark Lygo's Lord Mayor campaign.
Please send me your selfies for the report and any fitness ideas you have for future training sessions. You can share via DM to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts.
On Saturday 23rd January GoodGym Colchester was the host for the 3rd in the series of (not) parkrun training sessions which help keep us motivated during the lockdown.
72 runners from GoodGyms all over the country and the Czech Republic got out of their front doors to complete their 5km session.
Thank you for the superb photos.
This week, Saturday 30th January, the baton is being passed to GoodGym Redbridge to host the final (not) Park run for January . You can sign up via this link :- https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-4
Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who has been putting the results together for our (not) parkruns.
As ever Ian
GoodGym have been asked by Oxford Adult Social Care to help Miss V.
She needs a double divan bed moved from upstairs of the property to the ground floor and taken out side the property ready for collection.
Her daughter will be on site to provide access and supply any tools needed.