Hannah Gostling

Southwark

5Good deeds

5runs

19cheers

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.

Hannah Gostling went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

Tree-mendous 🌲 achievement!

Wed 13 Oct
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

Pun credited to: Hannah

Finally, Sam had the keys to Old Spike Roastery and came early (18:05) just to check if the key worked. It does and it is great to know as the weather turns colder that we can meet inside and lock away our valuables!

That's exactly where Sam met Hannah for her first-ever GoodGym good deed! Welcome to GoodGym! Although, her first good deed was meant to be last night (small confusion on the exact spot), Hannah was not deter and showed up at Old Spike five minutes early to make sure she did not miss us. As the clock ticked away towards leaving time, Hannah noticed in the distance another red GoodGym t-shirt, it was Katy who was venturing across the border into Southwark from Lambeth. Yet, there are no borders in GoodGym, just endless horizons! πŸ’ͺ

Noticing that it would be just the three of us, Sam started off welcoming the two newbies to the area with the customary GoodGym speech and a gentle warm-up to get the body warm and the heart pumping. We had 2.8k to run and so we didn't want to be out of breathe after the first 5 minutes! πŸ˜…

We ran into the night down Peckham Rye next to the Park/Common and turned into Friern Road as we gently ran at an incline towards Lordship Lane. Once there, we took a breather to cross the road, but we were so close to the destination that we pushed for the last 2-3 minutes as we made it to The Old Alleynian Rugby Club where Ian met us. He had the place setup for us with lights, all the tools and one ivy-infested tree!


Poison Ivy

No, the tree didn't have poison ivy, but it was trapped (for years) in this tree-hugging ivy that weaved in and around the tree.

Like four tree surgeons, this operation had a timebox of 50 minutes to cut away as much of the ivy as we could. Our weapons of choice were two small saws, one big saw, a lopper and our hands. We all chose our weapons, yet we swapped them as we all faced a branch that needed the work of a small saw rather than a lopper or vice-versa. We hacked and hacked away as Ian and Sam made several times to the compost heap to throw away the clingy remains of the ivy. Layer after layer, we pealed away as the tree started to reveal itself. We started seeing its true colours....the trunk was brown. No surprise there πŸ˜‚

As the time reached 20:00, the girls were adamant to stay until the tree was completing free from the base from its tortuous ex (don't we all know the feeling....) πŸ™ƒ With a last push from Ian with the saw and Katy with the lopper; Hannah exclaimed with excitement as the last layers of the ivy finally snapped off! Overall, it was just such a satisfying feeling to know we helped this tree breathe a new breath of life.

Running slightly late, we did the same route backwards and finished off with some needed stretches.

Thank You Ian

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 Ian for agreeing to stay late into the night and host us. I am sure we will be back as there is always plenty to do!

Thank you for the group photos too! πŸ˜‰

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Hannah Gostling signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Urban Garden Growing at Thorlands

Tue 12 Oct 18:00 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

Are you a gardening guru? Well, you don't need to be for this community mission at Thor Lands Community Gardens in Camberwell.

There will be a range of tasks from shifting and wheelbarrowing bark to cutting back weeds and more relaxed gardening tasks. There is something for all levels of workout!

πŸ“ Meet at Thor Lands, we encourage you to cycle, run or walk to the task as a warm-up πŸ˜‰

⌚ 18:00 - 19:30, but stay as long as you can/want. Even 45 minutes of volunteering would help us out!

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as it's getting dark and gardening gloves 🧀 for the task.

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

Southwark Group Run to satisfyingly pull off ivy and weeds!

Wed 13 Oct 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Will keep the area accessible and in great shape for the local people who use and live in Dulwich Housing Estates

Our contact, Ian, at The Old Alleynian Rugby Club, needs us to help take down some ivy and pull away some weeds at the Dulwich Housing Estates near the rugby club.

The "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ Meet at Old Spike Roastery for the Group Run OR at the task, Dulwich Housing Estates at 19:05.

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:45 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:05. 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 3k there and 3k 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 20 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as it's getting dark and gardening gloves 🧀 for the task.

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