Euclides Montes

Goodgym Haringey Trainer. Shorts/T-shirt evangelist. Burpee agnostic. Funtimes believer.

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The Best Laid Plants Often Go Awry

Wed 19 Jan
Report written by Euclides Montes

8 Goodgymmers congregated tonight under the Wolf Moon for a frankly surreal session, tending to the Library Gardens in Wood Green.

Don't Leaf Me This Way (Without Tending To My Moss)

After a last minute task cancellation, we visited the Library Gardens last night as both Goodgymmers and locals seemed to fall under the lycanthropic influence of the Wolf Moon.

Gramps's knee is still as useful as a chocolate teapot at the moment so Sarah Moore, 40, stepped in to save the day and lead the run to task. Hero.

Once on site, we got on with the business at hand - which included doing a litter pick and planting over 300 crocuses, while navigating a rowdy crowd of locals.

Our Goodgymmers didn't hesitate to crack on with their task with aplomb and a bit of mossy banter (you really had to be there!) and we called it quits once the werewolves were fully at the door, chucking plants around.

Surreal night.

Join us next week for a slightly earlier start as we visit the good folk at Traid.

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Easy Doughs It

Wed 19 Jan
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Latoya, Rosa, and Gramps joined volunteers at the Russell's Hub in Noel Park for their weekly community run session.

It was very cold but Gramps didn't waste any time and helped set up the site in preparation for the start of the event.

Latoya helped clean the Hub's kitchen and set up some drinks for guests.

Rosa kept an eye on the few kids who started to arrive.

In the end, the cold kept some of the event's guests away, so we all had a chance to get involved in chatting to a few of the residents.

And we even managed to get ourselves some snacks!

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Sealed, Signed, and Delivered

Sun 16 Jan
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Charlie and Gramps (and one of Gramps' mini Goodgymmers) joined volunteers from Noel Park Big Local and the Friend of Westbury Banks Nature Reserve for one of their fortnightly workshops.

We designed and created some signs for different areas of the Reserve, we gave some of the planters around the site a lick of paint, and we helped to create some steps to a newly installed hibernaculum to make it more accessible to the community.

The mini Goodgymmer was so impressed with our work that at the end of the session, everyone got themselves a sticker!

Boom

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No Harm, No Growl

Wed 12 Jan
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10 goodgymmers channelled their inner beast for a growler of a task to kick off 2022.

Loam, Sweet Loam

After a very last minute sick note from the physio for Gramps, Super Dave roared into action to meet the team at HQ and lead the run towards Tottenham Green.

Gramps hobbled his way to the Green where he met Laura from Friends of Tottenham Green to coordinate the task. The Friends had spent some time earlier in the day on the Green and had cut back some hedges and litterpicked the fallen leaves, and it was now our task to clear them up from the park. The second part of the task was to avoid the Spurs and Chelsea fans on their way to WHL for the second leg of the EFL semis (if you don't want to know the scores, look away now: hahaha, Spurs spursed it up. Classic).

Aaaaaaanyway...

Fresh from their modelling experience for a Goodgym photoshoot last week, "touched up" Nurjehan and John wasted no time and sprung into action by... erm... striking poses and highlighting outrageous demands from their backstage riders.

In the meantime, the rest of us, the great unwashed hoi polloi got on with the job at hand - proud of our 'slept in a skip aesthetic' (tip of the hat to our Sam for that very apt observation about GGH's general appearance).

We finished collecting the leaves from the central walkway of the Green and bagged them, ready for collection. Then, we made our way into the churchyard where we topped up the composting pile and cleared the yard.

We finished the task by feeding the recycling bin the boozy detritus left behind by the horde of Spurs and Chelsea fans.

All in all, a low key affair, with loads of catching up and unmet demand for sweets. Sorry, Alex, next time.

Join me on Sunday at the Westbury Banks Nature reserve for some sign making and tidying up of the area surrounding the recently constructed hibernaculum! Fun times...

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Choc and Awe

Wed 12 Jan
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Rosa and I met to help out at the Russell Hub in Noel Park. We supported one of the Noel Park volunteers in organising and running a scavenger hunt for the young children in the park. And Gramps spent a good hour making teas, coffees and hot chocolates for the parents. A really lovely afternoon.

We'll be back next week. Join us!

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Helping out at Russell's Hub

Wed 26 Jan 14:30 pm
Russell Park Hub, Maurice Avenue, London, N22 6PU
Come support in running this community hub

The folk at Noel Park Big Local are creating a community hub in the heart of the community. Every Wednesday they run a open day session and now it's your chance to join them as they build up this community space. Task will include setting up, helping out with tea making, supporting the lead volunteer to run the Kid's Reading Corner and many more. Join us!

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Helping out at Russell's Hub

Wed 12 Jan 14:30 pm
Russell Park Hub, Maurice Avenue, London, N22 6PU
Come support in running this community hub

The folk at Noel Park Big Local are creating a community hub in the heart of the community. Every Wednesday they run a open day session and now it's your chance to join them as they build up this community space. Task will include setting up, helping out with tea making, supporting the lead volunteer to run the Kid's Reading Corner and many more. Join us!

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Helping out at Russell's Hub

Wed 19 Jan 14:30 pm
Russell Park Hub, Maurice Avenue, London, N22 6PU
Come support in running this community hub

The folk at Noel Park Big Local are creating a community hub in the heart of the community. Every Wednesday they run a open day session and now it's your chance to join them as they build up this community space. Task will include setting up, helping out with tea making, supporting the lead volunteer to run the Kid's Reading Corner and many more. Join us!

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Come And Get Fashionably Fit at TRAID

Wed 26 Jan 18:30 pm
Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, London, N22 7TB
Help this ethical clothes shop with a floor clearout

We're visiting Traid on Wood Green for their quarterly clear out. This is always a fun task and you shoul definitely join us!

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Maintaining the Wood Green Library Gardens

Wed 19 Jan 18:45 pm
Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, London, N22 7TB
This will continue improving the quality of the High Street in Wood Green

The Task:

We'll be helping the good folk at GrownN22 with some maintenance of the Library Gardens site in Wood Green. Task will include a litter pick, some weeding, and some bulb planting.

The Run/walk:

Super Sarah will lead a short run to the site (under 2k), and I will lead a walk (under 1k). Joing us at the Blue House Yard for 6:45pm for the start of both.

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