Run leader, coach & mission runner, and enjoy running across York and London. Trying to do big runs/walks when I can!
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How GoodGym York have been helping keep their community safe during Covid-19
Welcome to GoodGym York 🙌
🏃♀️🏃We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.
TONIGHT 🌱We’re helping the Friends of York Cemetery tonight, weeding the hedgerows.
THE TASK 🧤 We've been warned that there could be nettles and/or brambles so definitely don't forget your gardening gloves.
WHERE WE MEET 🎒 We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Foxwood Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there.
😷 If you would like still to wear a face mask when entering the building to drop bags off, that's fine.
🚲There is cycle parking as you approach the Centre and a 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition, on street parking is available on Priory Street.
RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US 👏GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too.
👍We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.
POST-RUN SOCIAL 🍻We normally head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!
On a sunny Monday morning, two GoodGym humans cycled to Haxby to help Mrs B come home from hospital.
Mrs B is almost ready to come home from hospital to finish recuperating in a nice, familiar setting. The healthcare team just had a couple of problems: her bed needed moving into the living room so she could sleep down there, and a sofa needed moving from the living room so that there was room for the bed.
Dom met the healthcare worker E (who he had previously worked with on a similar task) at the property, to learn that Leanne was rather delayed. Leanne hopped on her bike and rode at the speed of light to catch up with us, and Dom and E made a start with the task.
Dom and E made a couple of pragmatic decisions to keep things moving (moving armchairs is often easier than moving a sofa, and moving armchairs outside and around the house to the conservatory seems counterintuitive but expedient!) and Leanne joined us to help with the last bits. With some elbow grease, experimentation, and plenty of rotation, the job was done. Mission accomplished.