Emma

Southwark

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Emma went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

End of season ales and seals sale

Wed 22 Jun
Report written by Sam Lefevre
He/Him

Say that fast a couple of times...end of season ales and seals sale, end of season ales and seals sale, end of season ales and seals sale...a bit of a tongue twister.

Nine GoodGymers met at our beloved starting spot, Old Spike Roastery, for tonight's group run, which was a shorter run (1.3k there and 1k back) to TRAID in Peckham. After Sam gave his welcome GoodGym speech to Said and updated the rest on what's going on this weekend and over the next few weeks. It was too hot to stay inside the Old Spike Roastery for too long, so we went out on the green to enjoy the sunny weather and start the warm up.

As we said our name and number, our ice-breaker question tonight was to do with the fact it was World Music Day on Summer solstice, but also seen Glasto is on this weekend, Sam asked: Which artist or musician would you like to see (dead or alive) at a festival setting?

We had all sorts from the late David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Bob Marley to the classics like Pink Floyd, Diana Ross and Queen.


Change clothes and go

Nope, not that Jay-Z song, but we didn't need to change clothes as our short run from Old Spike Roastery wasn't as sweaty...that came later 👀.

When we arrived at TRAID on Rye Lane, we met our 10th GoodGymer, Alex was patiently waiting for us as he came ran from home.

After getting Mabel's attention, we were let in and she explained that task at hand. We had to release the clothes off the hangers and onto the floor. These clothes would be put into a large cardboard box to be sent back to the warehouse for storage. The hangers were separated into smaller boxes depending on their type - black or silver. The task was simple enough, so everyone took a section each. Sam set a time of 30 minutes to finish the task, but the task was smashed in a tight 15 minutes. Half the group stayed behind to sweep and clean the store whereas Emma led a small running group consisting of Katy, Gemma and Daryl to flyer around the area for Camberwell Feel Good Festival and for us (GoodGym).

The 45 minutes after our arrival, both groups were done with their tasks and everyone was messing around with the SALE blocks to create different words like "Lass", "Seals" and "Ales" for the group photo.

Sensing we still had some time to "kill", Sam led the group onto Peckham Rye "green" for a card based HIIT session. With pumping music, everyone should have done 75x Ab crunches/leg raisers (Diamonds), 75x push-ups (Clubs), 75x squats (Spades), 75x Mountain Climbers (Hearts) and 10 burpees (joker cards x 2). We finished off with a stretch that was badly needed for Emma, who was feeling a slightly pain in her hip flexor - plenty of ice and rest.


Thank You to all the GG-ers

A personal thanks from me to all those who came out tonight! Although, it was one of our shorter runs, I hope I didn't exhaust you with the HIIT session. We don't do them every week, so please come back 😂 Thanks for smashing through the tasks as we got plenty done. Well done team!

Personal thanks to Katy and Paulin for being backmarkers and walking leaders.


Thank You Mabel

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good! We praise the runners/cyclists/walkers who come to get fit and help out, but we often forget about our task owner. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mabel for coordinating us after a busy, hot and long day. Appreciate that you have the time for us and gave us plenty to do. Hopefully, see you in September for the next time we're needed.

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Emma went on a mission
Mission
Lewisham

Over the hedge

Wed 22 Jun
Report written by Emma

The task was to prune down the big flowering plants in front of mrs L windows. She was concerned about not being able to see who was coming to her door. By the end of the task the hedge was much lower and the cut flowers were saved for mrs L to have in the house.

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Emma went on a mission
Mission
Lewisham

Strawberry fields

Wed 22 Jun
Report written by Emma

Food parcel and bag of fresh fruit were collected from food bank and delivered to Ms L who was housebound due to her injured leg.

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Emma went on a community mission
Community mission
Hackney

A wop bam-boo(m)

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Clair Sim

A sun filled evening at Hackney City farm featuring bamboo chopping, tree cutting, with bonus baby goats and petting Bear the Donkey.

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Emma signed up to a mission • Hedge Trimming for Mrs L
Wed 22 Jun
Emma signed up to a mission • Quick Foodbank Collection for Ms L
Wed 22 Jun
Emma signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Group Run: Clear out TRAID for the new fashion season

Wed 22 Jun 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Ensuring clothes are recycled and to promote a circular economy

We will be visiting TRAID in Peckham. They often need our help again to clear out their store (on a quarterly basis). The new fashion season is around the corner, so the winter range needs to be packed away in large boxes and the clothes hangers sorted and packed away too. If you want to see how a shop can be transformed in under an hour, come along for this group run!

New to GoodGym Southwark?

Not to worry, it can be daunting coming to your first group run, but we are so welcoming whether you're just starting out as a runner or have been running for years. We welcome all!

Here's the important information "Where, When and What":

📍 Meet at Old Spike Roastery for the Group Run OR at the task, TRAID near Peckham Rye Station at 19:00. If you are up for walking, you can meet us at the Old Spike Roastery and walk to TRAID whilst we run around Peckham Rye and meet you at the task.

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:45 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:00. We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

✅ There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

🏃🏃‍♀️ We will be running around 2.5k around Peckham Rye Park and to The Rye and then 1k back. If the group is big, there will be a back marker to ensure no one gets left behind. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 15-20 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a face covering/mask 🤿 (just in case) for the indoor task.

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Emma went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Help clean & scrub delivery boxes at Food2You HQ

Thu 16 Jun

Free on Thursday afternoon? Are you available to help our friends at Food2You in their office in Bermondsey?

This is a fun task that will make a big difference!

What's involved?

  • Meet Food2You team at at the Yald Healthy Living Centre between 3-5pm (go around the back of the building and through the car park)
  • Take boxes and lids from delivery vans
  • Remove labels and disinfect with spray
  • If needed, disinfect inside of van

Food2You is a shopping delivery service provided for older people through Age UK. We are excited to be able to get involved, with this task now a weekly activity on Thursday afternoons.

You will, of course, need to adhere to social distancing rules, wear a mask and gloves and take direction from the Food2You team.

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