Hannah Barber

Croydon

104Good deeds

104runs

438cheers

Hannah Barber went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

Hot Mile

Tue 14 Jun
Report written by Conroy

On Tuesday we welcomed Zoe to her first group run, she had signed up to Good Gym some time ago, however there was no groups local to her. Having recently moved she again checked to see if there was a group local to her new home and and found us, although we are more than six miles away from her home, she decided to join us to experience that Goodgym Magic.

Eight of us set off on our jog from solutions to Howard Primary where we were met by Magda and Hannah, rounding up the group to the tidy sum of 10.

Our task was to weed an area at the back of the school that had been taken over by thistles, daisies, weeds and some black berry bushes. It was painful (not because of the thorns on the plant) to have to cut back the black berries as they were laden with fruits which for an adult is dangerous at times but for the young children who wanted to use the area even more dangerous.

The group spread across the area to be cleared and set about our task. As we were neari g the end of completing the task, myself, Ian, Karim, Nicola and Kate agreed we would attempt the schools, daily mile challenge to see how many laps the children had to complete in order to achieve a mile. It took some of us 32.5, 32.5 laps to complete the mile. Would it take the same amount for the children given they are smaller?

Next week we are going to assist unique roots at the allotments sign up here

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Hannah Barber signed up to a group run
Group run
Croydon

School days

Tue 14 Jun 18:45 pm
Solutions Health & Fitness, 1 Lansdowne Rd, Croydon , CR9 2BN
Helping to improve the playing area

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to GoodGym Croydon

We're a friendly and sociable group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

Come and join us on Tuesday 14 June 2022 for our weekly group task.

We meet at 6.45pm and start running/walk or cycle at 7.00. We will work hard on our task for 30 to 45 minutes, have a fun fitness session then we all run/walk or cycle back to the start venue by 8.30pm.

The Task:

Helping out in the garden at the Howard Primary School

The Run/walk/cycle:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners/walkers and cyclist of all abilities. It is often possible to walk/cycle to some of the tasks if you would prefer.

When jogging we always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Solutions Health & Fitness at 6.45pm, a short walk from East Croydon Station. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

If you are coming straight from East Croydon Station you can reach Lansdowne Road more quickly by coming out the new side entrance from the bridge onto Dingwall Road. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

Find us in reception. We'll be the ones with red running kit on.

There's space to change, leave bags and toilets. Ladies to use changing room in the basement and gents there’s a changing room on the ground floor. We're not planning to do anything dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accepts full responsibility for items stored at the start location & GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses / damages.

The lockers in the changing rooms need a padlock so please remember to bring one with you or you could share with a friend.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Hannah Barber went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

Making Croydon shine

Tue 7 Jun

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to GoodGym Croydon

We're a friendly and sociable group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

Come and join us on Tuesday 7 June 2022 for our weekly group task.

We meet at 6.45pm and start running/walk or cycle at 7.00. We will work hard on our task for 30 to 45 minutes, have a fun fitness session then we all run/walk or cycle back to the start venue by 8.30pm.

The Task:

Sorting clothes donations at Croydon refugee centre

The Run/walk/cycle:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners/walkers and cyclist of all abilities. It is often possible to walk/cycle to some of the tasks if you would prefer.

When jogging we always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Solutions Health & Fitness at 6.45pm, a short walk from East Croydon Station. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

If you are coming straight from East Croydon Station you can reach Lansdowne Road more quickly by coming out the new side entrance from the bridge onto Dingwall Road. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

Find us in reception. We'll be the ones with red running kit on.

There's space to change, leave bags and toilets. Ladies to use changing room in the basement and gents there’s a changing room on the ground floor. We're not planning to do anything dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accepts full responsibility for items stored at the start location & GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses / damages.

The lockers in the changing rooms need a padlock so please remember to bring one with you or you could share with a friend.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Hannah Barber signed up to a group run
Group run
Croydon

Making Croydon shine

Tue 7 Jun 18:45 pm
Solutions Health & Fitness, 1 Lansdowne Rd, Croydon , CR9 2BN
Blooming well for their spirits

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to GoodGym Croydon

We're a friendly and sociable group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

Come and join us on Tuesday 7 June 2022 for our weekly group task.

We meet at 6.45pm and start running/walk or cycle at 7.00. We will work hard on our task for 30 to 45 minutes, have a fun fitness session then we all run/walk or cycle back to the start venue by 8.30pm.

The Task:

Sorting clothes donations at Croydon refugee centre

The Run/walk/cycle:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners/walkers and cyclist of all abilities. It is often possible to walk/cycle to some of the tasks if you would prefer.

When jogging we always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Solutions Health & Fitness at 6.45pm, a short walk from East Croydon Station. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

If you are coming straight from East Croydon Station you can reach Lansdowne Road more quickly by coming out the new side entrance from the bridge onto Dingwall Road. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

Find us in reception. We'll be the ones with red running kit on.

There's space to change, leave bags and toilets. Ladies to use changing room in the basement and gents there’s a changing room on the ground floor. We're not planning to do anything dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accepts full responsibility for items stored at the start location & GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses / damages.

The lockers in the changing rooms need a padlock so please remember to bring one with you or you could share with a friend.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Hannah Barber went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

Smell the roses

Tue 31 May

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to GoodGym Croydon

We're a friendly and sociable group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

Come and join us on Tuesday 31 May 2022 for our weekly group task.

We meet at 6.45pm and start running/walk or cycle at 7.00. We will work hard on our task for 30 to 45 minutes, have a fun fitness session then we all run/walk or cycle back to the start venue by 8.30pm.

The Task:

We’ll be planting roses in the walled garden in Parkhill.

The Run/walk/cycle:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners/walkers and cyclist of all abilities. It is often possible to walk/cycle to some of the tasks if you would prefer.

When jogging we always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Solutions Health & Fitness at 6.45pm, a short walk from East Croydon Station. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

If you are coming straight from East Croydon Station you can reach Lansdowne Road more quickly by coming out the new side entrance from the bridge onto Dingwall Road. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

Find us in reception. We'll be the ones with red running kit on.

There's space to change, leave bags and toilets. Ladies to use changing room in the basement and gents there’s a changing room on the ground floor. We're not planning to do anything dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accepts full responsibility for items stored at the start location & GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses / damages.

The lockers in the changing rooms need a padlock so please remember to bring one with you or you could share with a friend.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Hannah Barber signed up to a group run
Group run
Croydon

Smell the roses

Tue 31 May 18:45 pm
Solutions Health & Fitness, 1 Lansdowne Rd, Croydon , CR9 2BN
Making the neighbourhood looking great

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to GoodGym Croydon

We're a friendly and sociable group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

Come and join us on Tuesday 31 May 2022 for our weekly group task.

We meet at 6.45pm and start running/walk or cycle at 7.00. We will work hard on our task for 30 to 45 minutes, have a fun fitness session then we all run/walk or cycle back to the start venue by 8.30pm.

The Task:

We’ll be planting roses in the walled garden in Parkhill.

The Run/walk/cycle:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners/walkers and cyclist of all abilities. It is often possible to walk/cycle to some of the tasks if you would prefer.

When jogging we always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Solutions Health & Fitness at 6.45pm, a short walk from East Croydon Station. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

If you are coming straight from East Croydon Station you can reach Lansdowne Road more quickly by coming out the new side entrance from the bridge onto Dingwall Road. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

Find us in reception. We'll be the ones with red running kit on.

There's space to change, leave bags and toilets. Ladies to use changing room in the basement and gents there’s a changing room on the ground floor. We're not planning to do anything dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accepts full responsibility for items stored at the start location & GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses / damages.

The lockers in the changing rooms need a padlock so please remember to bring one with you or you could share with a friend.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Hannah Barber went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

Mr P Don

Tue 24 May
Report written by Conroy

Last night 7 members brave the torrential rain, to run 3.8km to help East Croydon Community Organisation.

When we met at Solutions the rain had not began to fall but we kept an eye on the sky wondering if it was going to rain or not. However, we were not deterred by the possibility of rain and got on with our warm up before setting off on our run. As we got to the end of Lansdowne Road we began to feel drops of rain falling, by the time we got to Cherry Orchard Road, the showers were pouring, we stopped and waited for the others to catch-up. When they caught up we spoke about the rain and that it would come to an end soon, however it didn’t so we decided to bite the bullet and continued running. By the time we had got to Jerry's to pick up the equipment we would be using, Jerry was outside his house in his rain coat smiling as he saw us approached. He was happy that the rain had not put us off and that we had turned up to the task as planned.

When we got to the Boulevard the rain was still falling but we were joined by four members of ECCO who came out to help us tidy up and before long the rain had stopped. We did do much litter picking as the word about Dont mess with Croydon seems to be hitting the streets.

We trimmed the overgrowth from the raised beds, rescued a couple trees from the overgrown ivy, filled a lot of bags and bid our farewells to Jerry and his neighbours ubtil the next time.

Next week we'll be running to Park Hill where we'll be planting roses in the walled garden come and join us by signing up here

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Hannah Barber has run 100 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 18 May 2022

Hannah has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Hannah has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Hannah.

Hannah Barber went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

You Spin Me Right Round, McRotary Face

Tue 17 May
Report written by Kate Bowden

Once upon a time 6 years ago on 17 May 2016, Goodgym came to Croydon, our leader at the time was Juliet accompanied by (25) runners they ran to Croydon Arena in South Norwoodto where they cleaned some of the bikes used by the Cycling on Referral and TfL’s Cycling Instructor schemes and also some litter picking in and around Arena. Today 6 years on with the baton being passed to an outsider Conroy, he lead a group of 9 to Parkhill to help Catherine and Josie add more soil to their new planting beds. Ros and Ingrid did some litter picking and then dug a trench for a sleeper. Steph did some weeding of the GG plot. Shiny yellow McRotary face did an epic job of sorting the shi##y soil from the good stuff whilst Cathy and Paul (mutual stalkers from years back) filled wheelbarrows of each. We also celebrated Hannah's 100th good deed!

Once McRotary Face had been stored safely away, the evening was concluded with a well deserved visit to Boxpark for some food and drink with burgers a popular choice! Burger starter burger main burger desert (not there but almost) onto the next 6!!!!

Come and join us next week sign up here

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Hannah Barber signed up to a party
Party
Croydon

Good Gym Croydon's 6th Birthday!

Tue 17 May 20:30 pm
Boxpark, 99 George Street , Croydon , CR0 1LD
Celebrating 6 years of doing good in Croydon

Good Gym Croydon is turning 6 years old!

We will be heading to Box Park to celebrate after the Tuesday group run where there is a little bit of everything you fancy.

If our calculations are right, it will also be Hannah's 100th Good Deed so a double celebration! Let's hope it's Taco Tuesday...

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