Hannah Gostling

Southwark

4Good deeds

4runs

17cheers

Hannah Gostling has cheered 10 times. Wed 24 Nov 2021

Hannah has helped keep other people motivated, Hannah has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Hannah.

Hannah Gostling went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

We're fully booked πŸ“š

Wed 24 Nov
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

After a bitterly cold start to the day (and week), it was an inviting feeling to be welcomed into the cosy and delightful Old Spike Roastery! To my surprise, Adam, was the first to arrive as I saw him sign up to another task tonight, which I found out from him got cancelled. Hannah, Emma , Rebecca and Katy arrived one after another in a short space of time. I looked at my watch and it had just turned 18:30! Thus, everyone arrived early. Thinking we could go for a longer run, but I looked at the sign-ups and saw that we still had Emma on the list as I knew we were going to meet Liam at the task. Yet, when it struck 18:45, there was no sign of Emma and after letting everyone know of what's coming up, we headed outside to the alleyway for a quick warm-up. Yet, I knew the run would warm us up more, so after our ice breaker question - What are you thankful for today or this week? - we headed out for our short group run into Peckham Rye park!

Thankful for you coming out tonight to help out, thankful for my lovely flatmates, thankful for going out on this run tonight and meeting new people...


Short Group Run run

The contrast from last week couldn't have been any more different! From running a constant 8k run (as we were flyering) to running half of Peckham Rye Park before heading down to Nunhead Green. The 1.9k (let's round it up to 2k) route took us 12 minutes (including waiting for two traffic lights). It just about kept our bodies warm from the warmth of Old Spike to the warmth of Salvation Army Nunhead.


Setting up a bookstore

Where's Polis?!?

Liam was waiting for us outside Salvation Army Nunhead as we jogged in. There was no sign of Polis, so after a quick text and a call, he came down to greet us. We were back for more! A couple of week's ago, we assisted Polis shift and lift bags (and I mean BAGS) of books from the storage space underneath the stairwell to the first floor and started sorting these books out into categories. Yet, this time around when we came up to the first floor, there were signs that the space had turned into a mini bookstore. Polis had made a start with it, but needed our help to tidy up and organise the space.

CDs, DVDs, hardback, softback, gardening, children and more

There were so many books, CDs and DVDs that were donated and Polis mentioned that they get a daily donation of books. We had a set task and 45 minutes to spruce up the place, so we split into three/four teams. Hannah and Emma were on softbacks in all sorts of categories from romance to cookbooks. Rebecca and Katy were tidying up the children's and hardback section whilst Adam (close by) was sorting out a very niche set of books. Liam and I were in charge of sorting the DVDs and CDs left in plastic bags and boxes and putting them on the trays. We were all entertained to whatever song was coming from the radio and of course, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" came on for the first (and probably not the last) time this year!

Video cassettes, tapes and Guinness Book of Records 2013

Maybe a bit of a pessimistic comment, but items that will be collecting dust for many years to come.

Before we knew it, the task was approaching 20:00. The time seemed to vanish as we finished off our sections. All the unsorted books were placed under the table and covered up for us to tackle another time. We had just enough time for the all important group photo before wishing Polis well.

I knew the group run back would be shorter (600m) to get back to Old Spike, but still thought we should finish off with some stretches on the green despite not running a massive amount tonight.

Thank You Polis

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good! We praise the runners/cyclists/walkers who come to get fit and help out, but we often forget about our task owners and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Polis for agreeing to stay later than usual and host us. We'll be back for our final Group Run of the year to help out with more book sorting and other smaller tasks!

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Hannah Gostling signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Group Run: Creating a book shop / reading area @ Salvation Army Nunhead

Wed 24 Nov 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Helping the Salvation Army develop a book shop / library

Salvation Army Nunhead have called us to finish off what we started. All the books we lifted and shifted last time need to be sorted out correctly as they would like to develop this space into a book sale/shop area with a reading/library space. This task was meant for the last group run for the year, but Polis (the task owner) needs us to do this sooner rather than later.

There is a walking option for those who would like to meet us at Old Spike Roastery and then walk the 1k (10 minutes walk) to Salvation Army Nunhead whilst the others do the 2.5k run (15 minutes).

The "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ Meet at Old Spike Roastery for the Group Run OR at the task, Salvation Army Nunhead (entrance from Nunhead Green and NOT Gordon Road).

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:45 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:00. We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

βœ… There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ One of our shorter runs, we will be running around 2.5k there and 1k back. There will be a back marker to ensure no one gets left behind. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 15 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as we are running at night.

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Hannah Gostling has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Sat 23 Oct 2021

Hannah completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Hannah was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Hannah Gostling went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Weeds, beans and leaves

Sat 23 Oct
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Report written by Paulin Shek

This afternoon five Goodgymers went to Thorlands gardens to join in on their weekly "green club" session. Our first task was to clear out a polytunnel so that the rest of the green club participants could fill it with plants. We then moved into the next plot to do a goodgym favourite task - weeding. We cleared away brambles, buddleia and litter. Sam and Natalia sorted out all the green and brown waste ready for composting. Rebecca became an expert with the loppers and Hannah declared war on the bindweed.

We headed home with goodies such as plants, beans and a cheetah toy.

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Hannah Gostling went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

Booking you in πŸ“š

Wed 20 Oct
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

Pun credited to: Adam

The smell of coffee at the Old Spike Roastery tempted us to meet inside even though the weather was mild and it hadn't started to rain (yet)! Adam was the first to arrive and like me, had already done two group runs this week with Wandsworth on Monday night and Lambeth last night. What a guy, full of goodness! πŸ˜‡ Nelly arrived next after noticing she was away these past couple of weeks. She reminded me that she had a lovely time in France with her parents last week. She was back for her regular routine. Paulin and Jess arrived one after the other as we drew closer to the departing time. Jess was back for her second Group Run and good deed as well as Hannah, who just showed up on the dot! Great to see new faces come back for more!


The shortest Group Run run

After a quick warm-up to get our hearts racing and bodies warm, we ran towards Peckham Rye Park, doing half a (total) lap of the park and headed towards Nunhead Green. The run lasted just over 12 minutes (15 minutes with traffic lights) and came up to 2k! It was just enough to consider it a group run, but I knew that Polis (the task owner for tonight) and Trii were waiting for us at Salvation Army Nunhead. It was Trii's first ever good deed and it was great to see that she wanted to come and help out her local community. It really was a pleasant surprise - from tag rugby teammates (and we still are) to community champions! Thank you Trii for coming out tonight!


Enough books to start a book shop

Knock knock knock, is anyone home?!?

The lights were on. In the background, I could see Polis make his way to the front of the building to let us in. It was a pleasure to see Polis again after a few month since our last collaboration and he looked well. The charity shop that the Salvation Army set up a few months ago was in full stock (and in full swing too). Yet, we weren't here to shop (or so I thought....). We were here to help Polis shift and lift bags (and I mean BAGS) of books from the storage space underneath the stairwell to the first floor, where the project is to convert it into a (co-)working space (as many of us work from home). However, this is still in development and thus, this space could be used to sort and store books!

Travel, cooking, children, softback and hardback

Things to put on my Hinge/Bumble profile?!...maybe the first two...three? πŸ˜‚ Nope, it was how we had to categorize the books once they started to come through from downstairs. Paulin and Nelly got a pen, some paper, sticky tape and a system in order to organise the books as Adam, Hannah, Jess and Trii took on the back-breaking and arm-aching task of carrying the heavy bags of books (and then DVDs) up (luckily) one flight of stairs.

Netflix and streaming killed DVDs - Jess

A bit of a statement there Jess, but true! Once the books and DVDs were up, the whole team got involved in categorizing. This is when the shopping started...the saying "I'll stay for one pint" and you end up having five in a pub can be applied to books in a charity shop. There were some interesting finds, it seems the book - Fear of Flying - isn't about the fear of literally flying...there were a couple of interesting sentences that catches the eye of the reader πŸ‘€. Literally.

The time to browse for books whilst sorting them too was approaching and I had to make sure we put a bookmark in this task for 20:00. Tick tock, tick tock. We had one last quick task to move the unorganised bags of books and DVDs to an area out of the way to be sorted for another day. We had to take that all important group photo before wishing Polis well AND taking our books home with us!

No time for a HIIT session or a longer run, so I took the group through a short-cut to get back to Old Spike in time for 20:15. We finished off with some stretches on the green before parting ways.

Thank You Polis

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good! We praise the runners/cyclists/walkers who come to get fit and help out, but we often forget about our task owners and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Polis for agreeing to stay later than usual and host us. We have a shared vision to do more work together (painting, food prep, youth clubs), so please watch out for this space and future Group Runs!

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Hannah Gostling signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Green Fingers Get Fit At Thorlands

Sat 23 Oct 12:00 pm
Thor Lands Gardens , Elsinore House, Denmark Road , London , SE5 9EJ
Will allow the community garden to flourish and for local residents to enjoy the natural space and food that is grow there

A range of tasks are on offer at Thor Lands Community Gardens in Camberwell, from shifting and wheelbarrowing bark to cutting back weeds and more relaxed gardening tasks. There is something for all levels of workout!

Health and Safety first: Please be advised that the task owner, Simon, cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and would like us to be considerate, keep social distancing from him and to stay home if you develop a constant sneeze or cough.

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Hannah Gostling signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Lifting & Shifting Books @ Salvation Army Nunhead

Wed 20 Oct 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Helping the Salvation Army keep their charity shop clear

Salvation Army Nunhead is asking for our help to lift and shift excess donated books from their charity shop to their storage space. This will be a full body workout as we will be climbing stairs (2 flights). There might be other tasks, but this will be confirmed closer to the date.

Since Salvation Army Nunhead is just around the corner from Old Spike Roastery, we'll do a couple of laps of the Rye to ensure we get the fitness part done right.

If you prefer to walk, you can walk from the Old Spike Roastery to Salvation Army Nunhead in the same time as the runners do laps of the Rye.

The "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ Meet at Old Spike Roastery for the Group Run OR at the task, Salvation Army Nunhead (Nunhead Green entrance) at 19:00.

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:45 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:00. We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

βœ… There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ We will be running around 2.5k there and 1k back. There will be a back marker to ensure no one gets left behind. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 15 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as it's getting dark for the run and potentially, a mask 🀿 for the task.

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Hannah Gostling has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 13 Oct 2021

Hannah 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.

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