Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

Oxford

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Anwen Greenaway signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

OxClean Spring Clean - Magdalen Wood litter pick

Sat 19 Mar 10:00 am
Atkyns Road, Wood Farm, Oxford, OX3 8RA
Remove litter and discarded waste to help clean up the local environment

OxClean is an Oxford civic society aiming to reduce the amount of rubbish and waste being left around Oxford. Every year, they organise a Spring Clean to encourage individuals and community groups to muck in and litter pick in any of the problem areas dotted around Oxford.

We have registered a GoodGym Oxford group to go litter picking in Magdalen Wood in Wood Farm on Saturday, 19th March. We will meet at the Atkyns Road/Nuffield Road junction, OX3 8RA and walk as a group (or several smaller groups) from there into the woods.

Litter pickers and refuse sacks will be provided but please do bring your own gardening gloves and wear weather-appropriate footwear.

We will start around 10am from the meeting point so that anyone who wants to run at Parkrun (Horspath or Oxford) beforehand can do so.

We have TWO OxClean sessions this year with this one in Wood Farm and Trevor leading another litter pick in Rose Hill next Saturday afternoon (26th March) too.

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Anwen Greenaway signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 9.2.22

Wed 9 Feb 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We will have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task for the larger group at Orinoco scrap store in Temple Cowley starting at 6:15pm. It would be possible to do both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming.

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from about 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Anwen Greenaway signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

Helping at Orinoco Scrap store, Take ii

Wed 9 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Getting them organised for their launch event

Orinoco is a charity who’s mission is to banish boredom and save the planet using creativity and play to inspire the reuse of materials.

Over its 25 year history, Orinoco has saved lorry loads of interesting resources from ending up in landfill. They collect suitable waste materials from businesses for potential reuse, including usable garden and workshop tools, small electrical items for repair.

The Orinoco Scrap store sells scrap items for art, crafts, play and creative projects as well as new art materials, refurbished tools and DIY stuff. The Oxford store used to be based in Wood Green but they had to move out last year and have just moved to new premises. Their full relaunch is on Saturday 19th February.

This week we will organise the store, price up stock and put more shelving up.

As always with indoor tasks, please wear a mask.

Meeting locations:
If you would like to run together to Orinoco meet at Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd at 6pm. It’s about 1.25 miles to Orinoco. If you would prefer to meet at the location meet us at Templars Square, Pound Way, Oxford, OX4 3XH at 6:15pm. (Will update exact location before the session.)

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Anwen Greenaway signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

Helping at Orinoco Scrap store

Wed 2 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Getting them organised for their launch event

Orinoco is a charity who’s mission is to banish boredom and save the planet using creativity and play to inspire the reuse of materials.

Over its 25 year history, Orinoco has saved lorry loads of interesting resources from ending up in landfill. They collect suitable waste materials from businesses for potential reuse, including usable garden and workshop tools, small electrical items for repair.

The Orinoco Scrap store sells scrap items for art, crafts, play and creative projects as well as new art materials, refurbished tools and DIY stuff. The Oxford store used to be based in Wood Green but they had to move out last year and have just moved to new premises. They will be having a Book event on Saturday 5th February as a ‘soft launch’ ahead of their full relaunch on Saturday 19th February.

This week we will be putting book shelves together and organising the books. Next Wednesday evening we will organise the store, price up stock and put more shelving up.

As always with indoor tasks, please wear a mask.

Meeting locations:
If you would like to run together to Orinoco meet at Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd at 6pm. It’s about 1.25 miles to Orinoco. If you would prefer to meet at the location meet us at Templars Square, Pound Way, Oxford, OX4 3XH at 6:15pm. (Will update exact location before the session.)

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Anwen Greenaway completed a training run • Blenheim
Sun 23 Jan
8.3km
51:07
06:08/km
Anwen Greenaway went on a training session
Training session
Oxford

Sunday Run(and Ride)day

Sun 23 Jan
Report written by Ruth

A group of GoodGymmers braved the dubious January weather to take on a DIY duathlon - cycling from Oxford to Woodstock and then running around the beautiful grounds of Blenheim. There was enthusiastic consensus for more of the same in future - but perhaps in a warmer month!

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Anwen Greenaway completed a training run • After GoodGym
Sat 22 Jan
4.8km
30:23
06:15/km
Anwen Greenaway went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Making light work of heavy lifting

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

The return of the Lazy Dogs!

Yesterday afternoon we descended on Boundary Brook Nature Park for a bramble up-rooting session. Boundary Brook is a gorgeous hidden corner of Oxford between the Iffley and Cowley Roads. We've helped out there pretty regularly over the last year or so, laying the gravel path, clearing bramble roots in other areas of the nature reserve, and reprofiling the pond. On Saturday afternoon our task was to prepare the ground for the next project; to build a temporary bird hide from green wood taken from around the nature reserve (a hidden spot for humans to observe birds from, not somewhere for birds to hide out). The hide will go up in the spring, but first the area needed to be de-brambled. The bird hide will be tucked on the edge of a copse with a grassland butterfly meadow in front. The brambles had been chopped down, but as regular GoodGymers will know, the roots can be extensive, and brambles are tenacious and will keep returning unless the roots are dug out.

The tool of choice for bramble roots is the Lazy Dog; expertly modelled in the photos by GoodGym Hero Rachael. 2 lazy dogs between 15 doesn't go far, so spades and forks were also added to the mix and we got to work digging out the knarly roots from all over the meadow, frog spotting as we went.
Team 2 took on the heavy lifting task of moving the green wood from around other parts of the Nature Reserve to the spot where the Bird Hide will be built. 2 or 3 GoodGymers to a log we meandered to and fro along 'our' gravel path getting a surprisingly good weight lifting work out. Anyone else got slightly sore shoulders this morning?!

Swipe through the pictures to see the Bird Hide design. It will be a self-supporting structure made from mostly Ash wood from the Nature Park, with a turf roof and viewing windows at different levels so that everyone from toddlers to the tallest adults can use it to observe the birds.

You can join Oxford Urban Wildlife Group for £5 per year and have unlimited access to Boundary Brook Nature Park. All the details are here.

As discussed while carrying logs: follow @OxThamesSewage on Twitter for alerts when sewage is being released into the Thames.

Welcome Andreea and Alex - lovely to meet you both.

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Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 2.2.22

Wed 2 Feb 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We will have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task for the larger group at Orinoco scrap store in Temple Cowley starting at 6:15pm. It would be possible to do both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming.

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from about 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Anwen Greenaway completed a training run
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