Claire Thomson

Oxford

TaskForce
Run Leader

234Good deeds

234runs

392cheers

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Community Missions
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27

Group Runs
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2

Walking Groups
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9

Run reports
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3

Run reports
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Claire Thomson went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Wet, Wet, Wet

Wed 10 Mar
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

First things first, THANK YOU for turning out to make food bank deliveries tonight despite the dreadful weather. I hope you are all warm and dry now.

Secondly, I failed in my duties both as a group leader and a sister by not having cake tonight to celebrate Bethan's 100th Good Deed, which she did since last Wednesday. Double cake for everybody next week to make up for it! Well done also to Ruth and Alistair for getting to the 10 Good Deeds milestone. Warm welcome to Ariane who joined us for her first GG experience.

Tonight your efforts meant that:

40 food parcels were packed
32 food parcels were delivered by GoodGymers (the rest went by car with OMA volunteers)
which helped 56 adults plus several children and babies.

Here's some thanks from one of the recipients: "Thank you so much for that food parcel you made up for me today,.... Perfect!! It shows you care. You're a real life line for me.
Thanks again,
Your friend."

That's worth getting soggy for!

Big thanks to Tamasine for excellent work restocking and clearing up in the hall - the extra help inside was much appreciated.

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Claire Thomson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 17.3.21

Wed 17 Mar 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Alleviating food poverty

We're now into our 5th consecutive month of Wednesdays at Oxford Mutual Aid. It's proved to be a valuable partnership for us and provided crucial extra help for Oxford Mutual Aid through this COVID lockdown winter. It has kept us busy and connected with each other, and enabled Oxford Mutual Aid reach more people with deliveries of food and other essentials. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks from April, we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

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.

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Claire Thomson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 10.3.21

Wed 10 Mar 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Alleviating food poverty

We're now into our 5th consecutive month of Wednesdays at Oxford Mutual Aid. It's proved to be a valuable partnership for us and provided crucial extra help for Oxford Mutual Aid through this COVID lockdown winter. It has kept us busy and connected with each other, and enabled Oxford Mutual Aid reach more people with deliveries of food and other essentials. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks from April, we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

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.

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Claire Thomson went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Cake & cookies in Cowley

Wed 24 Feb
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!!

Far from hitting the terrible twos, tonight we celebrated in true Goodgym Oxford style by helping our local community and eating baked goods. In the last 2 years 2516 good deeds have been done by 238 runners (and walkers and cyclists). An amazing achievement, especially when you consider that half of this time we have been in the grip of a global pandemic!

It was so lovely to start our task in the light – actually seeing (half) of people’s faces was brilliant after what has seemed like a never-ending winter. It won’t be long until we are starting and finishing our evenings in the light – spring is a-springing!!

Oxford Mutual Aid recently featured on ITV news trying to highlight just how important the work that they do is. Demand for emergency food parcels and the general week-to-week deliveries are on the rise, and so the time that we give them is vital and gratefully received. OMA have paired with some wonderful local suppliers and restaurants; The Kitchen Collective, Taste Tibet, and most recently Syrian Sisters, all of whom provide delicious, nutritious meals which go out in the parcels we deliver. This week we delivered 40 regular and 4 emergency parcels. These deliveries helped 59 adults and several children and babies.

A huge thanks to Anwen and Martha for the delicious vegan treats and welcome to Esmee who chose an excellent evening to join us! We hope to see you again soon. A 'dedication to GoodGym' award has to go to Jessy for coming to help tonight despite being on crutches. Following in Aoife's hop-steps there!

And finally, many virtual pats on the back and foot rubs go to Rob who managed to drag himself along tonight despite finishing his amazing challenge of running 7 half marathons in 7 days to raise money for OMA. We think that you are brilliant, potty, but brilliant. Now go and have a nap!

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Claire Thomson went on a training session
Training session
Brent

Brent Weekly Fitness!

Mon 22 Feb
Report written by Pritesh Mistry

This week we were back with more HIIT circuits.

Liz led the group starting with the all important warm up, followed by 40 seconds of:

  • bear crawls
  • legs raised clapping crunches
  • jump squat touch ground alternate sides
  • alternate elbow to knee stomach crunches
  • kicking punches

We repeated this three times and ended with a cool down stretch.

Join next week for a HIIT round robin session!

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Claire Thomson went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Dancing Queen

Sun 21 Feb
Report written by Rob Edinburgh

With ABBA blasting we packed 35 food parcels for families and individuals in Oxford for OMA!

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Claire Thomson went on a training session
Training session
Brent

The 'Surprise' session

Mon 15 Feb
Report written by Pritesh Mistry

In this week's surprise session Claire led a circuits session. 7 exercises, 45 seconds each, 15 seconds break, 2 rounds:

  • Squats with punches
  • Elbow to knee lifts
  • Lunges right leg
  • Lunges left leg
  • Leg lifts
  • Superman arm and leg raises

Top work everyone!

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Claire Thomson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Oxford Mutual Aid parcel packing

Sun 21 Feb 09:30 am
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Help prepare food parcels for people in need

Our normal Sunday morning packing task with Oxford Mutual Aid!!

Please wear a mask.

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Claire Thomson went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Love is in the air!

Sun 14 Feb
Report written by Rob Edinburgh

Sharing the Goodgym love with food parcels for 35 families/individuals on Valentines Day! Go team!

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Claire Thomson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 24.2.21

Wed 24 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
It's our birthday!

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.

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