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Hillside Gardens Gardening

Tue 22 Sep 18:30 pm
Hillside garden park, Hillside Rd, , London , SW2 3HL
Improve this well-used local beauty spot

Hillside Gardens Park is a fab little space on the way to Streatham.

It's got tennis courts, an allotment for the locals and plenty of green space. We'll be meeting Tom who always has a good mix of jobs for us to do.

Optional (probably hills-based) fitness session afterwards!

Meet at the second entrance on your left. Though it's not a huge park so will be easy to find us :)

Bring gardening gloves if you can!

See you there ✌️

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Fenella has pledged to support Lambeth Covid-19 Mutual Aid Tue 26 May 2020
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Lichen what I see

Tue 10 Mar
Report written by Mark Gilyead

A little drizzle wasn’t going to stop a fab 32 runners hitting the pavements for some furniture and moss removal.

We started off welcoming new runners Jessica and Hannah as well as Effie who has just moved back to London from former Lambeth twin area Liverpool. It just so happened that it was her 50TH GOOD DEED, and she happily adorned herself with the cape of good hope.

Nice one Effie!

We then set sail with Samantha and George leading a longer route and the rest of us taking the direct route to Brixton Road Youth Centre.

When we arrived, we quickly moved some tables and filing cabinets into the blue lockup or the other one.

Then we began the satisfying task of scraping up moss, pulling up weeds and piling up the bags. Unbelievably there were still some leaves left to bag, having already cleared loads on previous visits. I'm sure we'll be back soon enough to do even more...

Once there was a big pile of bags, we stowed the tools and hit the road, mixing up the pace with some Fartlek.

Next week we're back at the Portico Gallery to sort out the Feast tables and it's pub week aaaand St Patrick's Day! Sign up here ☘️🍻

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Getting rid of a load of furniture

Tue 10 Mar 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
At Brixton Road Youth Centre!

We've had to postpone this task a couple of times... but hopefully this is the week!!

Brixton Road Youth Centre is a vital hub and we're heading there to clear out a load of furniture into the lock-ups they have out of the back.

It's a short run - about 3k roundtrip but we'll have a longer option for those that fancy it!

See you then 💥


We meet at PAPA’s Park near Brixton station every Tuesday evening from 6.45, ready to run at 7pm. We run to a local community organisation, do a physical job for them and then run back. We throw in a few fun fitness drills and have a monthly pub visit after the run!

Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned pro, we always have different distance options and a back marker so no-one gets left behind.

There are toilets and a locked room to leave your stuff in. We’ll be back by 8:30pm.

Any questions? Drop me an email!

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Oh Water Night!

Tue 18 Feb
Report written by Mark Gilyead

🎵 Mid February in Twenty-twenty... 🎵

The GoodGym gods were smiling down on us last night as the rains subsided and let us do our task in relative dryness!

This week we were off to the Yellow Qube, a new community centre in Tulse Hill, to finish off some litter picking and ivy removal that we started a few weeks ago.

First up we welcomed lovely new runners Selina, Hanna, Christina, Robyn and Jie to the fold and adorned Alfie with the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE for smashing his 50th good deed! 😲

We had a quick warm up and split into two distance teams. Nicky lead a longer route via Herne Hill and the rest of us only got a little lost on a shorter but hilly run.

When we arrived we had to vault a slippery fence to get into the area to be tidied which everyone (generally) did with grace and elegance. We shared around the gloves and bags and got to work, yanking up the ivy and picking up the rubbish. In no time at all we'd filled up every single bag (probs like 30..!), jumped back over the fence, took a snap and headed back.

A bunch of us then headed off for a quick sip at the Grosvenor!

ACE WORK TEAM

Next week we've got TWO tasks - either a nice 5k up to the Portico Gallery or a shorter 2k to help the GP Food Co op in Stockwell! Click here to get signed up!

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Wood you rather?

Tue 11 Feb
Report written by Mark Gilyead

Despite a last minute cancellation, we had TWO tasks on offer.

Nicky lead the run to option one: ☝️

Our group of excellent group of GoodGymmers braved the cold to run to the beloved Remakery. After a quick introduction to the brilliant work they do there, reusing and upcycling materials into furniture/sculptures etc, our first challenge was to divide into three groups - one large, one medium, one small.

Two groups were sweeping and hoovering the woodwork workshops. Armed with a Henry Hoover and very attractive face masks, they quickly made a huge difference. The other group were moving large piles of wooden planks and sorting them into small, medium and large. They quickly got a system in place and GoodGym efficiency won again. On our way back to base, we did a quick meet and retreat fitness round Myatts Fields park. And then it was time to head home and warm up.

Good work everyone! - Nicky

The rest of us headed had a longer run to flyer for Brixton People’s Kitchen, actually nearer Vauxhall...

By day, it’s a cafe serving good value grub to locals. By night, it provides cooking workshops using food from supermarkets that would otherwise go to waste!

We split into 3 groups to cover 3 separate areas in the immediate vicinity. Unfortunately we couldn't get into the upper flat block levels... but hopefully those on the ground floor will spread the word to their neighbours! After a solid 20 minutes avoiding finger-biting dogs, we took a few beautiful posed photos and headed back.

Oh and there was even a lovely lit up heart. GoodGym's theme for the month is #GiveItHeart so that was nice :)

Cracking running guys!

And nice one Clem and Michael for joining us for your first ever GG run! 💥


See y'all next week for another two tasks: Clearing out furniture at Brixton Rd Youth Centre and pulling up the rest of the ivy at the YELLOW QUBE. Also, it's pub week! 🍻 🍻 🍻

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GG Lambeth @ Jubilee Primary School

Tue 4 Feb 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Helping to make the school green

Our visits to Jubilee Primary School are becoming much more regular! Their vision is to turn the school into an exciting and green place to learn. So far we've shifted huge bags of compost, collected many leaves, piled up logs and this week I'm sure Juan will provide some more very GoodGym-specific tasks for us.


We meet at PAPA’s Park near Brixton station every Tuesday evening from 6.45, ready to run at 7pm. We run to a local community organisation, do a physical job for them and then run back. We throw in a few fun fitness drills and have a monthly pub visit after the run!

Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned pro, we always have different distance options and a back marker so no-one gets left behind.

There are toilets and a locked room to leave your stuff in. We’ll be back by 8:30pm.

Any questions? Drop me an email!

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Fenella has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 21 Jan 2020

Fenella is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Fenella went on a group run
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To clean or not too clean

Tue 21 Jan
Report written by Mark Gilyead

The Portico Gallery is an absolute gem of South London, hosting art exhibitions, tea parties, ceilidhs, yoga classes, an outdoor gym, craft workshops and even the occasional GoodGym wedding!

Tonight a killer team of GoodGym runners slogged it up the hill to help out with yet another interesting task;

SORTING GAZEBOS

We welcomed some fantastic new runners - Fenella, Tarig, Charlie and Eva and then split into 3 pace groups: speedy, medium and gentle, to take on the 4.5k run up to the Portico.

When we arrived, John told us about the West Norwood Feast - an awesome community gathering with food and crafts stalls which happens on the first Sunday of the month. John keeps some of the gazebos they use in the Portico and some live in the nearby leisure centre/swimming pool.

Our job was to sort the clean sides from the dirty sides. We got straight to it, with half the group heading to the leisure centre/swimming pool to do the same thing.

In no time at all, all gazebos were sorted and we hit the road, back to Papa's.

They were brilliant - John (via email)


NEXT WEEK we've got a NEW TASK - half the group will stick at Papa's for some gardening jobs and fitness drills whilst the other half will be heading to the YELLOW QUBE, a super cool community space on the way to Tulse Hill.

Be there or be cubed. Sign up here.

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