Ed

Ealing

36Good deeds

36runs

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Ed went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Adam and his Ants meets Ed Shearing uptown

Tue 5 Jul
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

This was probably - no, definitely - no, probably, our last trip to the severed land .

(so called when the Greater London Council realigned the River Brent as part of a flood alleviation scheme in the 1980s and the new position cut through the Billets Hart allotments; as a consequence what had originally been the river bed became the Charity's land in exchange for the allotment land that had been lost)

We've spent a bunch of evenings here clearing the ground around young trees to give them access to light, rain and nutrients. And they're looking good on it! We are the clearing ground around trees GoodGym Jedi masters, yes, we are!

It's lovely to see the trees thrive. We can scoot along the Fitzherbert Walk footpath and admire the part we played in keeping this area looking good for years to come. Oh, and there were about a million ants trying to get us but we sheared on regardless!

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Ed signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Final (probably!) run to help young trees along the River Brent to thrive!

Tue 5 Jul 18:30 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
A physical task and lovely run to one of Ealing's green spaces!

We've been down to this site quite a few times over the months to help the The William Hobbayne Charity maintain 'The Severed Land' (see below for the history of this) where new trees were planted a few years ago. Cutting back the overgrowth around the young trees will give them space to thrive for years to come!

As well as helping a community project, you'll also get a lovely run through some green spaces and head into the evening having helped out and got some exercise too, all the good stuff!

What to bring:

  • Gloves - the gardening kind if you have them!
  • Water - it could be thirsty work
  • Only bring what you can run with - there's NO bag drop at the start

The Run:

  • The run is 2 miles each way (but you're welcome to just run there and make your own way back!), leaving Bodyline at 6.30pm
  • All paces will be catered for
  • If running isn't your thing, you can meet us at 7:10pm at The William Hobbayne Centre (Google Maps), comment below if you're meeting us there

And a bit of background to the history of this land:

'When the Greater London Council realigned the River Brent as part of a flood alleviation scheme in the 1980s the new position cut through the Billets Hart allotments. As a consequence what had originally been the river bed became the Charity's land in exchange for the allotment land that had been lost. The Fitzherbert Walk footpath from Uxbridge Road to the Grand Union Canal near The Fox Public House passes through this piece of land, which is part of the Brent River Park. Where the path passes over the Charity's land it is a 'Permissive Path' and not a Public Right of Way. The Charity are now managing the land in an environmentally-friendly way to improve bio-diversity and for the enjoyment of the many walkers who pass through it and are proud to be improving our local landscape.'

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Ed signed up to a party
Party
Ealing

Goodgym Ealing Social: Rounders on Ealing Common

Tue 31 May 19:00 pm
Ealing Common, 1 Leopold Road, London, W5 3PB
Join us for a sunny social, catch up, compete or relax!

Sunnier times are coming and we would love to have as many as possible join us for a friendly game of rounders- all abilities welcome. We will have a slightly earlier session beforehand so we can catch the daylight.

Everyone welcome! Outdoors so good for anyone still not sure about indoor venues.

Please bring your own snacks, drinks and or beers and nibbles and let us know if you have an allergy so we can share this with other attendees when they buy their bits! We can have a sharing picnic or you can keep to yourself, totally up to you!!

Harvey will bring along some cones and equipment for the rounders set up, just bring yourselves!

Spread the word and see you soon

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Ed went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Liv a little

Tue 3 May
Report written by Ealing runner

On a mild spring evening, GoodGymers from far and wide descended on Walpole Park in Ealing. Our mission, to shovel woodchip, mulch beds and celebrate Liv's last task as our great leader!

Tonight we welcomed Branwen to the group for her first GoodGym session. She was great and instantly felt like she's been a member of the group for years!

After some silly warm up games and a little run and walk through Ealing's finest green spaces we soon had shovels in hand and wheelbarrows at the ready. We tackled the task in two group on opposite sides of the park.

Adam said the night had 'top bantz!' what more could we ask for?!

Milly was having so much fun dancing around between shoveling that she fell down the mulch heap. Even topper bantz!

The task flew by and before we knew it Liv was subjecting us to her last fitness session which of course finished with Sally Squats!

We ended up in Brewdog to share food, drink and memories. The best of bantz!

Thanks Liv, we’ll miss you very mulch!

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Ed signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Group run and walk to help with mulching in Walpole Park - Liv's last GoodGym!

Tue 3 May 18:45 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
Join us for a group run and community task in Ealing - plus a cheeky fitness session too!

This week we'll be meeting at 6:45pm at Bodyline Studios to go for a group run or walk to help with a lots of physical outdoor tasks in Walpole Park!

The Task:

Think pushing barrows of mulch around, digging, and shifting lots of woodchip. It'll be a great workout for sure! Please bring gloves if you have them otherwise all tools will be provided.

The Run/Walk:

The run/walk will be suitable for all abilities, we'll do a longer route around the parks for those who are up for it and a shorter walking option too. Basically, if you want to run or walk at whatever pace you'll be catered for!

Fitness session:

We'll also sneak in a little fitness session after the task, it'll be a quick 10 minute blast leaving us well and truly glowing for the evening!

Liv's Final GoodGym!

I have spent 5 wonderful years leading GoodGym in Ealing but the time has come for me to hang up my trainers and lead GoodGym for the final time! I'm not going anywhere and will definitely still be involved but this will be the last session I lead as the Trainer for GoodGym and would love to see as many of you there as possible. We'll be going to the pub afterwards so please do come along for a drink too.

Sign up for the pub after here - we've booked a table so it would be good to know numbers!

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Ed has done a 12 month mission streak. Tue 8 Mar 2022

Wow, Ed has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!

Ed went on a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

Litter pick around Popes Lane

Tue 8 Mar

Tonight we are meeting for a quick litter pick around the Pope’s Lane area, it will help the environment and make it a nicer place for everyone living here.

It'll also give everyone a chance to see GoodGym out in action!

Please bring gloves (the gardening kind work well!) and hand gel, and we'll provide litter pickers.

Meet outside West 5 at 7pm!

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Ed signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

Litter pick around Popes Lane

Tue 8 Mar 19:00 pm
West Five Bar, Popes Lane, Ealing, W5 4NT
Come and help improve our local area whilst getting outside with awesome people!

Tonight we are meeting for a quick litter pick around the Pope’s Lane area, it will help the environment and make it a nicer place for everyone living here.

It'll also give everyone a chance to see GoodGym out in action!

Please bring gloves (the gardening kind work well!) and hand gel, and we'll provide litter pickers.

Meet outside West 5 at 7pm!

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Ed went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Twist and Stout

Tue 1 Mar
Report written by Ealing runner

Tonight 9 of us got out in the rain and cold to clean up West Ealing and Dean Gardens.

Claire, Sevan, Alex and Harvey combatted the notorious alley to waitrose

Ed, Milly, Liv, Callum (visiting home from Scotland) and Chris (when he finally arrived-haha) battled the park.

The council must have been out today as the park was relatively clean!!

After a 30min quick pick we rejoined and walked back to base for a pancakes social!

See you next week!

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Ed went on a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

More path woodchipping in Elthorne Park

Tue 22 Feb

Tonight we'll be working together to lay wood chip over a path in Elthorne Park, it's become a bit slippy and woodchipping it help keeps it safe!

It'll be hard, fun, cold, a great workout and brilliant!

We'll be wheelbarrowing woodchip and also hunting for burdock to snip away at so it'll be like an outdoor gym session but much more fun!

Please bring:

  • Gloves

&

  • A headtorch

If you don't have either we have a few spares so just comment below and come along anyway!

Where do we meet?!

Just coming along for the task? Meet at 7pm by The CTD Tile Showroom at the top of Trumpers Way

OR

Fancy a run beforehand? Meet at 6:30pm in the same place for a cheeky 5km around the area.

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