36 year-old Hackney resident, looking to do good while running :)
Be great to have you along for the great session to a firm Hackney GoodGym favourite task!!
We will be meeting the wonderful Debbie at the award winning garden to help with a number of summer gardening tasks as well as preparing the garden for planting season!!
Love to have you along for the session in whatever way works best for you!!
Options to run, walk or meet at the task (Wilton estate next to basketball courts E8 1BD) @7:10, 1k option ; top of Broadway market/ entrance to London fields @ 7:05, 2k option from Hackney City Farm entrance @7:00 or 3.5k route from Fire station next to Old Street Tube @6:45.
Be great to have you along, hope to see you there!!
The return on Group Runs!!!
With a summer downpour perfectly timed for the start of the session they turned out to be tears of Joy!!
Helping to celebrate the GoodGyming marvel that is East London Superstar Emma!! Having only picked up her GG gloves in March it has been a monumental effort to dominate every GoodGym activity with amazing energy and enthusiasm!! Looking forwards to many GoodDeeds to come!!
In true GG style we were literally up to our ankles in it at the enchanting Hackney City Farm!! After our debrief from superstar Ken we set about our shovel and tip task helping to regenerate the soil to allow a huge new hedge row to be planted in the Autumn.
Some monster efforts on the shovels and skillful barrow pushing allowed 2 tonnes of muck to be shifted in an action packed 50 minutes of action!!
Great effort from Woody for joining me on a very wet run!! Hopefully a few more join next time!!
Look forward to seeing you next Tuesday as we visit Debbie at Wilton Estate Community garden.
Curious? Even has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Even is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy
It was a great-sized group that gathered to litter-pick and gravel-spread for our first Group Run of the year.
We met in the far corner of Vicky Park where we welcomed first time runners, ran through the health and safety bits, and enjoyed a couple of dynamic stretches.
Speeds for all
In two groups, we then sped off to The Hub to meet Mark and the team for tonight's activity. The Leisurely Pace Crew took it easy with me, with a nice slow jog via the most direct route, while those who meant business headed off for a mile-plus detour of the East of the park, with our running pro, Chris.
A couple more joined us at The Hub and before we knew it we were dispatched into two groups: the litter-pickers and the gravel-spreaders.
Two teams, two tasks
The litter-pickers headed out to all four corners of the park, enjoying the combination of a stroll with a lot of productivity (and great company), while the sturdy team of eight gravel-spreaders got a Monday workout-and-a-half, as they shovelled barrow full of barrow of gravel, wheeled it to the play area where a team of two proceeded to rake it over the swings.
That's a lot of contribution to your park tonight, team: helping distribute a surface to make the swings safer, and helping clear up after a big, big weekend in the park.
It was a lovely time together: warm, fun, appreciated...
More to come
It's the start of our new regular activity with the Parks team, who are keen to have us back asap, so... well done all.
Until next week!
A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Even has been doing. Even has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!
All six runners turned up, popped their protective gloves on and got to work pruning and trimming many an overgrown bush in Patriot Square. The task seemed pretty daunting especially as “wild”, “jungle” and “overgrown” had been banded about, but with Clair, Simon, Even, Stephen, Emma and Jessica poised and ready with secateurs it was soon whipped into shape and looking much tidier than before.
Margaret seemed impressed by the speed and overall enthusiasm displayed by each and every GoodGymmer.
Having finished the mission, we headed to Stephen’s balcony to join Cleopatra and Sherlock for crisps, hummus, Tangfastics and Prosecco. We all seemed to agree that heading to the Town Hall hotel for breakfast or a Michelin starred meal is a must.
Special shout out to Ivy who joined following her 7k run with Achilles International.
Thanks to everyone who joined and put in such a great effort.
Join us for our first Group Run of 2021!
We're heading to the vast outdoor space of Victoria Park together, where the grateful Rangers team will task us with a 'litter hotspot' mission-and-a-half.
A new, small task has been added to the litter-pick: a group will be moving a large pile of gravel, and distributing it over the park...
Come and kickstart your fitness routine for the week, as we meet beforehand to run, or walk-and-jog, our way to the activity...
What you need to know
We'll be meeting inside the Royal Gate East entrance to the park, opposite The Royal Inn on the Park.
After hello's and need-to-knows, we'll divide into two groups to head to our task:
Those who want to walk/walk-and-jog will join Area Activator Laura, to enjoy a leisurely route across the park.
Those who would wish to enjoy a slightly longer run will join our Chris B for a more scenic route to the task.
- We will be working with the Parks team on every aspect of health and safety, so rest assured all bases will be covered. We will also be bringing spare gloves, hand sanitiser and anything else we consider necessary!