Ben

Trainer for GoodGym Camden. Love a squidgy, slightly underbaked triple chocolate brownie. Get in touch if you've got questions about Camden!

Camden

Area Activator

72Good deeds

74runs

548cheers

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Camden

30 Minute Core Workout with Ben

Sat 30 Jan 10:00 am
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Engage that core with a workout at home, wherever you are

Join Camden's AA Ben, for what will be his last fitness session before he hands over the reins to the new Camden Area Activator at the end of the month!

There'll be a brief warmup, about 20-25 minutes of work in sets, and then a cooldown afterwards.

Zoom signup link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79613573519?pwd=QTd3UzViOWNxL2VUS2NROG4rNTV4dz09

All you need is yourself, some clothes you don't mind getting sweaty in, an exercise mat and a water bottle.

See you there!

Happy running in the meantime,

Ben

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Camden

Core to the floor! 30 minutes of core workout done.

Sat 23 Jan
Report written by Ben

What a way to kickstart the weekend - 30 minutes of core exercises to get the heartrate going.

Thanks to Livvy, CJ and Rashmi for getting themselves up and out of bed to come and workout with me. I hope you enjoyed yourselves - or at least got the heart pumping!

*We did 3 sets of exercises and rotated around them three times, doing 8 reps of each exercise instead of the normal 10 so they were almost over before they even started. *

Mountain climbers, plank walkouts, Russian twists - you name it, we probably did it.

If you missed out this week's session, there's a final one on Saturday 30th January - you can sign up for that here.

Happy weekend everyone :)

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Ben completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Fri 22 Jan
5.6km
32:29
05:46/km
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Camden

30 Minute Core Workout with Ben

Sat 23 Jan 10:00 am
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Engage that core with a workout at home, wherever you are

Join Trainer Ben for what will be one of his last sessions until he hands over the reigns to the new Camden Area Activator at the end of the month (potentially)!

There'll be a brief warmup, about 20-25 minutes of work in sets, and then a cooldown afterwards.

Zoom signup link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71762452009?pwd=NytyZ3ovZkVYSUJWNjlHNkg1NUhzQT09

All you need is yourself, some clothes you don't mind getting sweaty in, an exercise mat and a water bottle.

See you there!

Happy running in the meantime,

Ben

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Camden

GoodGym Camden - January Challenge Week 3

Sun 17 Jan 12:00 pm
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Keep yourself fit and healthy in lockdown

We're starting Week 3 of our January Challenge now - you should join in the fun.

You don't have to be in Camden to sign up and play along.

The activities diary is available here!

Keep me updated with your progress and don't forget to link your Strava to your profile so we can get our monthly kilometres run figure up!

Ben

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Norwich

GoodGym (not) parkrun - Week 1

Sat 9 Jan
Report written by Steven Hitcham

With the January Challenge well under way, the GoodGym Area Activators discussed ways we can engage members across all areas, on some bigger training sessions.

One of our ideas was a weekly GoodGym (not) parkrun, to be hosted by a different area each week, but open to GoodGymers from all areas each week.

I happily volunteered GoodGym Norwich to host the inaugural GoodGym (not) parkrun, with a rather large helping hand from Melanie Young at GG Bristol for organising the results.

I've inlcuded any photos that were sent to me. If you'd like your photo added to this report, please email steven@goodgym.org.

The results are below:

1) 18:32 Simon Fitzmaurice First Timer CR. 2) 19:35 Dave Thomson First Timer. 3) 22:25 Becky Jones First Timer. 4) 22:29 Manuel Laurijssen First Timer. 5) 22:45 Kerry Buckley First Timer. 6) 22:54 James G First Timer. 7) 22:59 Steven Hitcham First Timer. 8) 23:05 Stephen Reed First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Joanne Kitching First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Hilary Wood First Timer. 11) 23:36 Katie Carew-Robinson First Timer. 12) 24:00 Lisbon Dave First Timer. 13) 24:10 Robert Organ First Timer. 14) 24:22 Jonathan W First Timer. 15) 24:33 Laura Knogler First Timer. 16) 24:35 Alex Passa First Timer. 17) 24:57 Richard Breakspear First Timer. 18) 25:00 Tav First Timer. 19) 25:01 Samantha Ismail-Epps First Timer. 20) 25:06 Fraser Mashiter First Timer. 21) 25:32 Nick Moore First Timer. 22) 25:39 Laura W First Timer. 23) 25:47 Juli Wood First Timer. 24) 26:00 Liz* First Timer. 25) 26:12 Richard Borrowdale First Timer. 26) 26:31 Katie_g First Timer. 27) 26:57 Alex Moylett First Timer. 28) 27:10 Alex I First Timer. 29) 27:58 Simon R-J First Timer. 30) 28:24 Tasha Watts First Timer. 31) 28:47 Karl Savill First Timer. 32) 28:53 Rebecca Marston First Timer. 33) 29:09 Sian Stockport First Timer. 34) 29:12 Emperor Matt (Ret.) First Timer. 35) 29:28 Tony Coyne First Timer. 36) 29:34 Jen Douglas First Timer. 37) 29:35 Paul S First Timer. 38) 30:01 Nicola Stevenson First Timer. 39) 30:20 Vaguely Northern Darren First Timer. 40) 30:24 Helen Emerson* First Timer. 41) 30:37 Sinead First Timer. 42) 30:39 Becky Selman First Timer. 43) 30:45 Sally First Timer. 44) 31:12 Jo Michael First Timer. 45) 32:00 Jane Yelloly First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Bethan Greenaway First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Maurice First Timer. 48) 32:45 Rosie Sayers First Timer. 49) 32:52 Allora Kingston First Timer. 50) 32:56 Jess M First Timer. 51) 33:01 Colchester* First Timer. 52) 33:17 Sophie Lack First Timer. 53) 33:50 Laura Pickard First Timer. 54) 34:07 CJ Jessup First Timer. 55) 34:37 Daryl V First Timer. 56) 35:08 Jo O'Leary First Timer. 57) 35:53 Emily Rivers First Timer. 58) 36:00 Matt Burton First Timer. 59) 36:44 Sue MacDermott First Timer. 60) 36:55 Katy (GG Norwich family) First Timer. 61) 37:06 Allan Mansfield First Timer. 62) 37:13 Emily Skyrme* First Timer. 63) 39:01 Julie M First Timer. 64) 40:16 Judy Knapp First Timer. 65) 40:43 Elizabeth Halford First Timer. 66) 41:55 Andy Billy Baxter Ralph Picao* First Timer. 67) 42:01 Tara Isherwood First Timer. 68) 42:02 Gina J First Timer. 69) 45:18 SaraP First Timer. 70) 46:09 Michelle Andrews First Timer. 71) 50:54 Melanie Young First Timer. 72) 55:00 David Ewens First Timer. 73) 57:45 Bill Edmonds First Timer. 74) 1:02:30 Iain McWass* First Timer. 75) 1:06:48 Lenka First Timer. 76) 1:14:00 Pauline Harrison First Timer.

(An asterisk means the person hasn't filled in the registration form https://forms.gle/Ke7hCFamgZmxSDDFA).

If your name isn't on here, it's because you didn't submit a time, please remember to do this in future weeks, that's if you want your time recorded :-)

You can also see age graded results via this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/406276916245285.

Here's some other statistics Melanie has put together.

76 - Number of GG(n)parkrunners. 76 - Number of First Timers. 0 - Number of VPBs. 32:34 - Average Time. 18:32 - Course Record. 22:25 - Female Record. 18:32 - Male Record.

0.76 - Average Feeling Improvement. 41 - Feeling better 22 - Feeling the same 11 - Feeling worse

Well done for everyone for taking part, I hope it continues to be popular and grow over the coming weeks.

I now hand over the baton to GoodGym Stockport, who will ne hosting next week's GoodGym (not) parkrun.

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Ben completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Sat 9 Jan
5.0km
27:47
05:32/km
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Camden

GoodGym Camden - January Challenge Week 2

Sun 10 Jan 12:00 pm
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Keep yourself fit and healthy in lockdown

We're starting Week 2 of our January Challenge now - you should join in the fun.

You don't have to be in Camden to sign up and play along.

The activities diary is available here!

Keep me updated with your progress and don't forget to link your Strava to your profile so we can get our monthly kilometres run figure up!

Ben

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Norwich

GoodGym (not)parkrun - Week 1

Sat 9 Jan 23:59 pm
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Improve fitness levels

GoodGym Norwich are hosting the first national GoodGym (not)parkrun, which will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021.

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time here by midnight on Saturday.

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol for creating the results form and who will put the results together. To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete.

My target is for at least 100 people from GoodGym across the UK to take part ;-)

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to steven@goodgym.org or WhatsApp to 07765966500.

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Camden

GoodGym Camden's End of Year Quiz & Scavenger Hunt!

Wed 30 Dec 19:30 pm
Your Street, Your City, Your Post Code
A great way to ring in the New Year with friends

So it's finally time to kick 2020 out the door and look forward to better times; the vaccine, life to slowly restart again and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris move into the White House.

What better way to do that than an End of Year quiz and scavenger hunt with GG Camden?! There'll be music, there'll be little fitness challenges, there'll be trivia.

It's been a year. Let's celebrate the better moments together.

We'll kick off at 7:30 and it should wrap up by 9/9:30.

Would be lovely to see as many faces as possible and I hope to see you there! (You don't have to be a Camdener to join in the fun)

I'll email round the Zoom link a few days before.

Happy Christmas!

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