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A lot happened at the run today.
Stefan celebrated his 100th good deed. He's been methodically working his way towards it and deserves a BIG cheer!
Lee came to GoodGym once before the lockdown and today was his second group run. Welcome back Lee!
Ed joined the crew for the first time. He found out about us at the last Beer Runners meet up. Welcome to the team Ed!
At the task we pushed forward and thanks to concentrated efforts the bigger mud mountain is no more. There is some more mud mountain soil remaining in one of the composting compartments and surely Kristina will be asking us to help move and spread it on our next visit.
We were meant to rake arisings from the meadow within the woodland (where the picnic tables are), however it turns out that instead of this one, the other meadow (on the slope) was mown. Since the hay was good for raking four of us grabbed a long wooden rake each and started gathering the mowings.
The third sub-team focussed on tidying up and weeding alongside the newly erected low wooden fence around the wildflower meadow, at the basketball court end of the park. Thanks to the team determination this job was completed in time for the fitness session.
The fitness session today was crab football. We practiced the game two weeks ago and most of us knew the rules and were eager to play. We split up in two teams and played one big game. Each of us participated at 100% and it is fair to say that despite the 5-0 score we were all winners. Vicky deserves a player of the match trophy for her creative ball control and rugby tackles on Ed.
After 10 minutes of fun we headed back home to finish the day with a cool down stretch led by Mitchell and a social visit to the local pub.
Next week we are splitting up in two groups and will be heading to Baile Hill and Little Hob Moor
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.
WHERE WE MEET
We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham 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. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 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.
We are going back to the West Bank Park to finish off the mud mountains, rake arisings from the wildflower meadow, transfer grass clippings from New Lane to wildlife area compost beds, cut back hedge and shrubs, weed & tidy in wildlife area, coppice more hazel and replenish dead hedge and increase hedge bed size ahead of further planting.
Please bring your gardening gloves.
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. It's possible to walk to this task (2km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.
We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.
We will 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!