Links are now up for you to book a place on a women's only Couch to 5k lead by GoodGym member, parkrun enthusiast and qualified fitness instructor and run leader Marianne Manson.
The c25k is a free 10 week programme and is funded by This Girl Can You can view additional info on the programme and what you will be signing up for here //Please click on the link and read the information BEFORE booking your sessions
The priority links to book your sessions can be viewed below. There are 15 places available for each session Please use the link to sign up for the day/time you prefer and book them as a bundle!
If you are unable to secure a place on your preferred slot please contact Marianne and she will add you to the waiting list.
//PLEASE NOTE you need to sign up via the links above, signing up via this GoodGym listing will not secure your place on the course!
Heetu completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Heetu was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Heetu 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.
Arriving at Edge Hill Train Station and you wouldn't have a clue there was a garden nestled between the train tacks and the railway arches, a hidden delight of a winding pathway with plants and edibles growing on either side, plus a lovely seating area halfway down, and the hide-aways under the arches used for storing and working out of the rain. You can see this secret garden has had a lot of love and joy over the years, but 18 months of lockdowns has see it grow just a little wild!!
We set to with brooms, rakes, shears and a lot of welly! As we cut back the overgrowth and cleared the pathway we had gorgeous finds of decorations and curiosities alongside blackberries, fennel, lemon balm as well as spiders and caterpillars!
Metal are an arts organisation that are based in the old station buildings on the platforms at Edge Hill Train Station and have also taken on this space to create this gorgeous little garden in an area with very little green space compared to the rest of Liverpool.
Jenny Porter, Senior Project Manager for Metal said:
"We had an amazing session with the people from GoodGym today. Our garden is a volunteer-run space, and we have needed a bit of a boost in getting it back to a manageable growing space after a year off. The team came, weeded, cut back and cleared the paths. It was fantastic to get the support and to meet some new people and get out in the fresh air together."
The history of Edge Hill station is fascinating, it's the oldest passenger railway station in the world and Metal are instrumental in keeping the buildings in use! You can read more about the station here if you are interested in knowing more!
We're planning a return visit at some point soon so keep an eye out for the listing!
We'll be helping to get the garden into shape for Metal ready for an outdoor performance.
//A little bit about Metal Metal was founded in London in 2002 by Jude Kelly CBE, working with current Artistic Director, Colette Bailey since inception.
We have been active in Liverpool since 2004, in Southend-on-Sea since 2007 and in Peterborough since 2012.
In each place, we work from buildings of historic significance that we have transformed from empty or derelict spaces into vibrant cultural community hubs.
From these bases, we work to provide the catalyst that can transform the potential of people and places through great art and inspiring ideas.
In Liverpool, Metal work from the iconic buildings of Edge Hill Station, the oldest active passenger railway station in the world. The original 1830s buildings now serve as a cultural and creative hub for artists and the surrounding neighbourhoods, carrying on the building’s proud history of innovation and creativity.
//The Garden and the Task
The Edge Hill Station Garden is a tranquil oasis sandwiched between the railway tracks at Edge Hill station and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. We apply permaculture principles in the garden; Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. Our garden open days are a way to get active, be more social and connect in a relaxed and friendly environment.
In 2017 and 2018 we were successful in receiving a Tesco Bags of Help fund, this enabled us to create work spaces and a tool shed underneath the railway arches, as well as a series of events exploring: Hugel bed growing system, using waste materials as planters, arts and crafts activities, mindfulness and wellbeing and tie-dying with natural plant dyes.
Tasks at hand (though we won't be doing all of this in this visit alone!):
*Shaping birch trees
*Sawing down buddleias
*Moving large pots
*Moving compost bin
*Making eco bricks
From Tunnel Road, there is a metal gate to the left of the road the station, about ¾ of the way down What 3 Words Location Link There are 7 stone steps, with a rail, down to the garden. The sandstone path through the garden is uneven in parts so please watch your step as you walk through.
Unfortunately, our garden is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further access guidance.
Accessible Toilets are available
COVID Safety Metal provides hand sanitisers and sanitises shared areas daily. All guests are asked to wear masks on the station platform and in the buildings, please maintain 2m distance where possible.