GoodGym Newham Coordinator
We're off to the world renowned community hub, Cody Dock. The rolling bridge is up, keen to walk over it? I am.
We'll have a variety jobs, last time it was oiling wooden cladding, who knows what's in store this week.
Please see below for details of task at WHP, wear trousers please and bring gloves, just in case they have a shortage.
We have a wildlife garden where the local school run their forest-school session which is in need of a weed as there are a lot of nettles. Would this be something you can assist with please? The garden is located at the Linden Gate entrance to the North West of the park.
See you'll then,
An unexpected fitness session sprung upon unsuspecting runners. The evening rain caused Manor Park to make the call that a watering task wasn't worthwhile, they'll report back with more useful tasks soon, they want a memorable opener. This gave us a window of athletic opportunity - and we seized it.
After a natter in Stratford we made our way to the Olympic Park. With old timer, Mel, joining her chums once more, we were buoyed, a pleasure to have her back. Shame we never saw Eugene, but wedding attire ain't going to buy itself, hope you got something to complement those cracking calves.
A longer progressive warm up completed; training stability, coordination, speed and power. We then began the main session, six bridge sprints off a minute recovery. Focus was on top-end speed - increased muscle fibre recruitment, technique building and delayed calorie burn effect. Some fast and ferocious efforts out there. A small bodyweight circuit to conclude our session in the gorgeous evening light.
Apologies for those expecting something else - however, next week we are actually at a community garden. Sign up here for some local horticultural based joy.
Manor Park Community Garden is an amazing space, they have some good local energy that's trying to turn it into a new buzzing local hub.
They would like us to water and potentially pick up some plants, they're planning to ask ask residents to leave them outside their homes then we'll do a run and collection.
Bring gloves please.
See you all then!
Pleasantly surprised by numbers yesterday, as a few didn't sign up, but appeared mysteriously out of the post rain mist. We discussed which politician we would, or would not like to see nude; The PM? No. Osbourne? No. Gove? No. Patel? Yes, in an elaborate ploy to expose and oust her. Mogg? Hell no. Churchill? Yes. Farage? NO!
After confirming we don't want to see any naked tories....Theresa May jumped out of a bush in her pants running towards a field of wheat. We didn't take any notice as we had work to do, off to Cody Dock we ran.
Basia was in teacher mode, showing us the task and then guiding us through it, with an eagle eye on the quality of the oiling. Had to spread it quickly, evenly and thinly....and get the 3mm edge, obviously. It was a mixture between therapeutic wrist motions as we watched the wood turn a lovely golden brown, but also a high pressure cauldron of fear and worry as Basia marched around and re-did our work. The best of both worlds.
Kev reached 300 deeds on the weekend, so yesterday was his 301st. We celebrated the great man with a swiss roll and drink. A remarkable achievement, consistently showing up and helping out others, several years of incredibly reliable service to his community. Massive respect.
Next week we've got a new task, I've changed the start point so it's a shorter run. Sign Up here