Fiona M

Tower Hamlets

44Good deeds

44runs

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Fiona M has run a race with GoodGym for the first time. Mon 27 Jun 2022

Fiona has done their first race with GoodGym. Performing on the day is a lot of pressure; Fiona's dealt with the nerves and turned up on the day to make it happen.

Fiona M signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT GROUP RUN: The Victoria Park litter-pick

Mon 27 Jun 18:30 pm
Town Hall Hotel, 8 Patriot Square, , London, E2 9NF
We return to the park for some woodland litter-picking...

PLEASE WEAR LONG SLEEVES AND TROUSERS FOR THIS TASK, AND WEAR STURDY FOOTWEAR.

Come and join the team as we head to Vicky Park on a Monday night, to tackle a tricky litter task...

Background to the task

We've offered to lend a hand to the Parks team with some litter hotspots, particularly those found in the woodland areas. Although the Park now have a good stream of volunteers, an extra few pairs of GoodGym hands, able to tackle dense undergrowth, and sturdy vegetation around the woodland borders, will be much appreciated this Monday night, at the Park's busiest time of year.

What you need to know

  • To join the Group Run, meet at the Town Hall Hotel between 6:30-6:40. At 6:40, we will leave for the pretty run up Sewardstone Road, right across the park, to the Victoria Park Road side (around 2.3km), where we will meet Marcelo, for tonight's task.

  • If you would like to meet us at the task, please come to E9 5DU, near the Victoria Park Harriers Club. The Google Maps location can be found here.

  • Please wear long sleeves, trousers and sturdy shoes for this task, as we will be working around tall vegetation on uneven terrain.

  • Please bring gloves if you have them.

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Fiona M went on a race
Race
Tower Hamlets

Park Life

Sat 25 Jun
Report written by John Shirley

Aine and John decided only on Thursday to take on the Mile End ParkRun, then Fiona joined us on Saturday as an afterthought. Tower Hamlets stalwarts Tracey and Hester were also there, as well as Eilish from Islington and another unidentified GoodGym runner. Afterwards we went for a coffee at the cafe on the site of friends of GoodGym, Stepney City Farm.

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Fiona M signed up to a race
Race
Tower Hamlets

Mile End ParkRun

Sat 25 Jun 08:45 am
Mile End Park Stadium, 190 Burdett Road, London, E3 4HL
You don't need National Rail to get to this one!

Join us at the Mile End ParkRun and come for a coffee afterwards!

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Fiona M has done a 12 month mission streak. Fri 24 Jun 2022

Wow, Fiona 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!

Fiona M went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

What's the Mat-ter with this task?

Thu 23 Jun
Report written by John Shirley

The Dockland Settlements Community Centre has heavy judo mats which need putting away after the community judo class. It’s a big job for one caretaker: sixty mats have to be lifted and sorted! So naturally, they sent for GoodGym.

We were told the task would take two people twenty minutes, and that the time would be halved if we had four people. (so someone was good at Maths in primary school…). In fact, SIX willing GoodGymers turned up! Marta even arrived from South of the River, though to be honest she only had to walk through the foot tunnel. Meanwhile Fiona took the chance to continue her half-marathon training in Island Gardens.

With the job completed in ultra-quick time, we offered our services for other tasks, but were told everything was done, so we faced an agonising decision. Should we drink in the Lord Nelson, or the Old Millwall Fire Station? There could be only one solution: we visited both! Quite a satisfactory evening, in many respects.

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Fiona M signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

SPEED DEED: Putting away gym mats at Docklands Settlement Centre

Thu 23 Jun 20:30 pm
The Dockland Settlements Community Centre at Calder's Wharf, 4A Saunders Ness Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 3PS
We've been asked to help staff put away exercise mats in this quick, active task!

Writes The Dockland Settlements Community Centre, “The Centre has large, heavy judo mats in a multi-use hall that need putting away after a weekly judo class.

It’s a big job for one person. Our regular caretaker would love a hand putting the mats away, and would be very grateful if any of your volunteers could help.

The task involves the following:

  • Arrive Thursday evening, at 8:30pm.

  • Help pile 60 judo mats into two piles (it takes two people to a mat, for safe lifting).

  • We expect it will take approximately 20 minutes for two people, halving this time for every other two people.

  • You can read details of how the team last Saturday got on here!

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Fiona M went on a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

Just the thicket

Mon 20 Jun
Report written by Laura Williams

A small group of runners gathered at the Cranbrook Community Centre to help Janet and Eileen give the garden a good tidy.

Why were we doing this?

Cranbrook Community Centre has been serving the Cranbrook Estate and local area for many years, and Janet and Eileen are active members of the TRA.

They often need a hand clearing the area around the Community Centre. Tonight's task involved cutting back high hedges, gathering leaves from the borders, and raking weeds, leaves and litter from the Community Centre garden.

A fabulous hour's work

What initially looked like a lot of work for our small team, was in fact no match for the productive GoodGymers who blitzed the tasks in less than an hour.

Si and Leo headed out to the side hedge with secateurs and loppers; Emma and Eimear to the front borders and Liz and Fiona to the garden front and back.

Bags and bins were filled; debris disposed of, photos posed for... It was a lovely, companionable way to spend a warm and bright Monday evening. Shout-outs to the whole team this evening, (including Emma who came up with tonight's lovely pun).

And then it was 8 and we were saying our farewells, assuring Janet and Eileen we'd return soon.

Until then.

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Fiona M signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT GROUP RUN: Gardening at Cranbrook Community Garden

Mon 20 Jun 18:30 pm
Town Hall Hotel - Hotel Entrance, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF
Janet's asked for a hand clearing out the garage area!

Come and join the powerhouse team that is Eileen and Janet at the Cranbrook Community Food Garden this evening.

Following on from our last visit several weeks ago, Janet's been back in touch to ask if we can return to clear the area by the garages; rake the whole garden area, and continue trimming back the hedgerows.

Why are we doing this?

The Cranbrook Community Centre and Garden is a hive of activity, home to many groups throughout the week, and a thriving, popular garden space for all locals to enjoy.

Janet and Eileen tend to the Comunity Centre area, including the immediate garden, and sometimes need a hand during the Summer months, when the garden is at its finest (and most overgrown).

Always, a lively, active and very fun task, this is a fantastic way to start the week.

What you need to know

  • We will meet at the gorgeous Town Hall Hotel to leave belongings and warm-up, before running the short distance to the Community Centre.

  • If you'd like to meet us directly at the task, you can make your way to the Cranbrook Community Centre, Mace St, Globe Town, London E2 0RB for 7pm.

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