Group Fitness Activities
I am debuting as Event Director at Bexley parkrun and am looking for support both for parkrun in general and me in particular. If you’ve never volunteered before, give it a go and see the other side of parkrun. All roles will be given tuition on the morning of the event. If you’ve previously volunteered you already know the fun in the role.
Greenwich Goodgym were joined by “tourists” from Bexley and Fulham and Hammersmith for this morning’s task. Having participated in the earlier Charlton parkrun, we made the short trip to St Georges Garrison Church to be met by Tim, one of the Trustees. Secateurs, shears, fork and spades distributed , we were set to work and quickly got to the root of the prickly problem. After an hour or so, Tim called time and provided refreshments and a very interesting talk on the Church. This was a hidden gem in South East London and had it not been for Goodgym I would not have known this place existed. I think it fair to say, Tim was pleased with our efforts and we can expect a further invite.
The St George's Garrison Church was designed by Thomas H Wyatt and built between 1862-63 to serve the Royal Artillery in Woolwich. Today it is run by a local group, the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust who are committed to making it available for all to visit and enjoy.
They are planning to build a Commonwealth & Gurkha Garden on the land beside the Church and need lots of brambles cut back to prepare the space.
Bring some gardening gloves (if you have heavy duty ones these will come in very handy!), come and get stuck in and we'll enjoy a cuppa afterwards :)
After helping out on Saturday getting the Christmas trees ready for the festival there were a few finishing touches needed doing for the GoodGym Christmas Tree. We made sure the lights were in working order and on the best setting and added the final decorations to the tree. We also gave a helping hand to our neighbouring tree, sponsored by our close friends at Bexley Mencap!
Join us at Christ Church Erith where will be decorating our sponsored GoodGym tree ahead of the Erith Christmas Tree Festival which runs from Friday 10th December to Sunday 12th December.
After a busy morning of GoodGym Bexley repping at multiple parkruns, followed by our Christmas Tree task we headed for a well deserved breakfast/brunch at the Old Library Exchange. It was a lovely setting for a get together as we took over a back room of the restaurant. The food was delicious, I think we may be back soon!
After parkrun participation at Bexley, Dartford Heath and Greenwich, runners plus other GoodGym members arrived at Christ Church Erith to help setup approximately 40 Xmas trees for the Erith Christmas Tree Festival. 🎄 As a result of COVID, this wasn’t held last year so it was our first visit back since 2019. This year the task was made easier as the trees arrived already in bases so we were required to move them to specific locations in the church. Some of the task force used the time saved to select and partly decorate the GoodGym tree. Thanks to Peter, Nick, the Lees and the Wrens for donations towards the sponsored tree 🎄 Mince pies consumed, a number of us were still hungry enough to make our way for a Xmas brunch at the Old Library.
Join us for a post task brunch after the Christmas Tree task
After mounting the trees for the festival and decorating the GoodGym Christmas tree we will be heading across the underpass to The Erith Exchange which is located in the Old Library for a bite to eat.
If you are planning on coming along sign up below as we are hoping to reserve a table
GoodGym Bexley were out in force this morning working alongside the Friends of the Old English Gardens in Danson Park to help keep the gardens looking neat and tidy.
Some of us got to work weeding, clearing fallen leaves and turning over the soil in two of the flower beds.
Others formed a wheelbarrow convoy collecting wood chippings from elsewhere in the park and bringing them back to the gardens for future use.
Congratulations to Johnny who completed his 250th parkrun before coming to the task.
And a big welcome to Caroline on her first GoodGym event. Weed love to see you back again with us soon!
Lovely task helping the guys and gals at the old English gardens. There’s always so much to be getting on with. Hope to see you there.
Please contact Nicky or Tom on arrival 👊🏻😃