Cara Organ

York

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Cara Organ completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 15 Nov
2.0km
14:13
07:17/km
Cara Organ went on a group run
Group run
York

Skip the willow

Mon 15 Nov
Report written by Nicky Woodall

🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️20 excellent GoodGymmers gathered on a mild Monday evening in November. We welcomed Gemma for her first GoodGym run and celebrated both Govers who reached impressive milestones on the same night. It was Rich's 100th good deed and Nikki's 200th. Go go go Govers! We also celebrated some epic running achievements this week, including the Dalby Dash, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Steve's longest run ever 💪

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️After a discussion of our favourite races/runs (Race the Train and Kielder were the most popular!), we warmed up and headed to Park Grove Primary School. Vicky met us there and gave us our instructions.

🌿 We split into 3 groups - skip, willow and pond - and quickly got to work. The skip group were responsible for "lobbing" various items into said skip. Meanwhile, the willow group were "lopping" said willow and transporting it to the willow pile. The pond team (mostly Dom) were on frog-watch and did some cracking weeding alongside that. Each group did a brilliant job and got loads done 🐸

🐇🐢Once we'd finished, there was time for some fitness, "Hare and Tortoise"-style, which may have got a tad competitive. And then it was time to head back to CVS and on to the pub and Barbara's brownies 🍫

🙌 Thank you everyone, excellent work, and don't forget there are lots of opportunities to get involved this week 🥳

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Cara Organ went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Emergency chip to A & Tree

Sun 14 Nov
Report written by Leanne Allsopp

Six GG Yorkies met on a sunny Sunday morning to help the Friends of Danesmead wood with some emergency woodchip spreading.

The woodchip supplies, meant for topping up the upper footpath in the wood, had been dropped in the wrong place. Four large mounds of it were now blocking the lower footpath. Our task was to clear as much as we could in 90 minutes.

We were joined by future goodgymmer (🤞) Sally, (a friend of the friends of Danesmead Wood) and Adam (future Sheffield Goodgymmer 🤞) who was up visiting his mum (another regular Danesmead wood volunteer) for the weekend.

Cara, Adam and Laura focussed on filling wheelbarrows with woodchip and Mitch, Sally and I ran the full wheelbarrows up to their final destination and back again. After two trips back and forth, it became clear that I should be recording it as a Strava activity, even though wheelbarrow running isn't yet a real activity category (check out the photos to see the results!). Meanwhile, Maddy took charge of raking our hastily dumped piles into a neat path and Tay split her time between shovelling and raking.

We'd cleared one and a half piles when we stopped for a short break at 11am to observe the 2 minute silence for rememberence day. It was also a good opportunity to refuel with some of Jude's excellent chocolate mocha tiffin.

Those who could stay for the last 30 minutes managed to finish clearing the second pile of woodchip, while Laura worked on carving a route through the last two piles so the footpath could be used again.

Job done, we ran, cycled and walked our merry ways home, pleased with our efforts on a very satisfying task!

Thanks to Katie, who wasn't on the mission, but thought up a pun for the run report anyway!

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Cara Organ went on a community mission
Community mission
York

The Hungry Canes

Sat 13 Nov
Report written by Barbara Griffin

Ten GG Yorkies met Steve the school caretaker at Clifton Green Primary School on a surprisingly mild afternoon for mid November. Steve gathered all the available tools (including a powerful looking strimmer which unfortunately we didn't need) and showed us where the rasperry canes were, at the side of a playing field at the back of the school. Ally shared her horticultual knowledge and advised us which canes should be taken back down to ground level (the dead-looking, twiggy ones) and which ones should just be trimmed (the ones that still had leaves and/or fruit). Barbara and Nick trimmed a spiky hawthorn hedge on the other side of the playing field and Nick bravely carried the pile of cuttings across the field to the large bin (luckily he had very thick gloves). He also did some impressive compacting by jumping on top of the cuttings in the waste bin. Laura got stuck in weeding in between the canes as well and soon, after much eating of raspberries (mostly Egg and Sarah - they must have been hungry!), the raspberry canes looked a lot neater and tidier. Hopefully this will mean the school children have a wonderful crop of raspberries next year!

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Cara Organ completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 13 Nov
4.9km
35:13
07:10/km
Cara Organ signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Emergency woodchip spreading!

Sun 14 Nov 10:00 am
Lilac House, Danesmead Wood, Fishergate, York, YO10 4PB
Help Danesmead Wood clear the paths

The lovely folk at Danesmead Wood have had some piles of woodchip delivered to top up the footpaths, but unfortunately it's been dropped in the wrong place so it needs moving ASAP.

Meet in the usual place, near the Lilac House entrance to the woods - What 3 words location: deputy.giant.help

Don't forget your gardening gloves and be prepared to feast on Jude's famous traybake as an after-task treat!

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Cara Organ completed a training run • Evening Run
Thu 11 Nov
5.1km
39:01
07:42/km
Cara Organ signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Leaf clearing in Wigginton

Sun 21 Nov 13:00 pm
St Nicholas Church, Back Lane, Wigginton, York, YO32 2ZH
Make the church yard safe

The lovely folk at Wigginton Church have asked us to help clear the leaves from the church yard.

Make your Sunday long run (or cycle) count, and join us for an hour of leaf gathering! I'm told that the church hall has toilets and tea making facilities - what more could you ask for?!

Note from the task owner:

"Access to the church can be gained by a gate in Greenshaw Drive, or through the car park via Church Lane. Also, if approaching from the Helmsley Road, turn right straight after the pond, take the first left and then bear left".

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Cara Organ completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 9 Nov
5.0km
37:52
07:30/km
Cara Organ signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Greening Clifton Green.

Sat 13 Nov 14:00 pm
Clifton Green primary School, Clifton Green primary School, York, YO30 6JA
Cutting back the raspberry canes will mean a bountiful crop for the children next year with a fruit in the autumn. Trimming back the hedges will help with reducing the scrapes from the thorns.

Clifton Green Primary School has asked us to help them with lots of pruning, cutting back raspberry canes and trimming privet hedges.

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