Week 1 of our campaign to spread the word of road closures for residents living and working on the Leicester Half Marathon route on behalf of LOROS. It last rained last Tuesday night, at GoodGym o'clock. A completely dry week later and what do you know, 15 minutes before GoodGym o'clock back came the rain!
Luckily, it relented by the time we'd run to Belgrave Circle to begin our task, wet leaflets are infinitely trickier to force through letterboxes!
After Huw, remembering Jimmy's top leafleting tip from two years hence, thought he would share this knowledge with the group, Tracey and Gwyn outed themselves as serious leafletters unveiling their wooden spoons, used to push the leaflet through - absolute genius!
We split into teams tackling a street each, Dave and Mel, Huw & Steve, Tracey and Gwyn and the trio of Lindsay, Stu and Sunday's Manchester Marathon hero Jen. We fired the information through letterboxes in double quick time, running out of leaflets completely about 15 minutes short of our task time with several streets to go! Too quick for our own good!
Plenty more to do along Belgrave Road and through the city centre before race day - cracking work gang!
We are delivering leaflets to local residents on behalf of LOROS to inform them about the forthcoming Leicester Marathon that will affect them.
David Denton is hosting the second set of runs in his Derby Midweek Season on Wednesday 13th October 2021.
There are two events: 1 mile at 7pm and 5k at 7.20. A £4 entrance fee (payable in cash on the night) secures your places in either or both of these.
Races start outside the cricket club on Raynesway. There is ample parking and toilets are available before and after the race. Although you can register on the night, it makes life easier for David if you sign up in advance. Details on how to do that are available here.
You will need a face covering (to collect your race number from inside the cricket club) and a set of four safety pins (to attach the number to your top).
There is always a warm welcome at these events, hope you are able to come along!
Mel, Dave, Jen, Gwyn and Tracey met at Watermead Country Park on a beautiful sunny September afternoon. The mission was to make sure the route for the impending parkrun launch on Saturday was clear of any overhang branches and litter free. Armed with loppers and secateurs they soon had the route looking fantastic. Jimmy met them when the task was nearly complete but had ran the 5km route and advised of any other areas that needed a tidy up. Tracey also collected a bag of litter. All ready for Saturday.
We've had a request from Dave Snutch for some spare pairs of hands to help clear a running route around Watermead Park for a forthcoming running event!
He will be on site from 4pm but any time you can join to help whether it be for half an hour or the whole stint would be appreciated.
If you have loppers, secateurs, anything for cutting back overhanging greenery please bring it along. Numbers permitting we can also blitz any litter on the route too.
We may be out on the route when you arrive (it's 5km long...) so feel free to call Huw or Dave on arrival to find exactly where we're at and what needs doing.
Either use the North car park listed on the community mission or park on/near Whiles Lane in Birstall and hop into the park from the West side if you are arriving by car.
Huw 07736 459657 Dave 07834 140354
Gwyn is one of the people that keep the GoodGym community alive and well. By cheering 250 times they've shown they're committed to supporting other runners. They are definitely a fan of what GoodGym is all about.
On a beautiful sunny evening in Darley Park Pete, Naomi, Gwyn, Tracey and myself managed to fill two bin bags with litter we collected whilst having a catchup about returning to work, recent run events and parkrun.
Well done to Pete for making our chatty meetup returning from Bristol just in time....we didn't ask if he'd actively travelled his way back up to Derbyshire....impressive if he had!
Our useless find of the night was an umbrella Tracey found under a bench - possibly ditched as a result of not being needed due to the sunny weather but it was really near a bin so it was disappointing to see it had just been disguarded and not put in the bin. Tracey's useful find of the night was a clothing sizing label - she says they're almost indestructible and uses them to repair items like backpacks with holes.
Headtorches will be needed on future runs now it's darker a lot earlier and we're very grateful that some lights arrived today from goodgym headquarters :)
Great to see Naomi back in action - she was our professional photographer for the evening.
A HUGE number of Goodgymers rose to the challenge of completing a 10K over the weekend with the aim of becoming world record holders, watch out Mo Farrah!
We will know soon whether the challenge of setting the record for the most people running a virtual 10K run in 2021! Fingers crossed!!
If nothing else us Goodgymers seem to have had a fabulous time. I've very much enjoyed the pictures of ice-creams, beautiful views and gorgeous smiling faces which have been popping up in my inbox.
Well done everyone!
Meet at Jurys Inn outside reception at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. There are toilets and a luggage facility we can use.
Please wear your GoodGym t shirt if you have one, gloves, a bin bag and a litter picker (I have a few to hand out if you don't have one).
Please sign up if you're planning to attend and also remove yourself from the register if you can no longer make it - so I know who to look out for and don't leave without anyone.
All paces and abilities are welcome.