Helen

Run Leader, Task Force member, Licensed Leader in Running Fitness

Colchester

TaskForce
Run Leader

99Good deeds

138runs

470cheers

TaskForce achievements

9

Community Missions
listed

6

Group Runs
back marked

3

Walking Groups
led

33

Run reports
written

22

Run reports
photographed

0

Group Fitness Activities
led
Helen went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

Which way to litter pick when there's a fork in the road?

Wed 12 Jan
Report written by Helen

We met at the The Gym on Queen street, where Helen explained that the task had changed a bit, from the one advertised, and we would be heading off into the wilds of Colchester to track down some litter instead. Sorry guys!

However, we did have shiny new, never-used-before litter pickers and hoops from CBC, so we lashed some of their special litter warrior bags to our hoops and set off after a quick warm up.

The team did a brilliant job on a circuit of Abbeyfields, expertly identifying litter from leaves, and gradually filling up two bags with all sorts of finds, including: approx. 12 masks, a pair of knickers, two socks (different ones) a hat, a glove, some laces, and an awful lot of drinks bottles.

After that, we left the bag by a litter bin, reported it to the council, as per procedures, and headed home as it was pretty chilly out there! Well done everyone, we successfully tidied up the town, and removed hazards from the undergrowth to help the wildlife.

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Helen signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Gardening, grouting & sweeping at Colchester Borough Homes

Wed 12 Jan 18:45 pm
The Gym, 20 -28 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ
Helping maintain a safe and pleasant home for residents.

Locations to be confirmed but the meeting place will be outside The Gym. Most residential homes have a courtyard and garden that needs a bit of TLC.

Just a reminder to always check where we are meeting. For this task for example we are meeting at the The Gym and going to Colchester Borough Homes. Goodgym wants to encourage exercise and traveling in an eco friendly way but it also wants to remain helpful to the community and to our members

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Helen went on a party
Party
Colchester

A quick coffee and chinwag

Sun 19 Dec
Report written by Tav

With Christmas coming and nobody wanting to risk a isolated Christmas we decided to have a coffee after Parkrun and then wrap up warm at home. It was lovely to here everyones Christmas plans and we wish everyone a safe, happy, calm and reflective Christmas.

Love from Goodgym Colchester and Goodgym Central!

PS Sorry Dan - think my brain froze.

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Helen went on a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

A Tale of Tree-Rex and the Xmas Sloth (jumpers)

Sun 19 Dec
Report written by Tav

This morning was a lovely way to support Colchester Junior Parkrun celebrate Christmas and bring a smile to the faces of all involved.

Sometimes our tasks can seem unsung as we stealthy negotiate the streets of Colchester on a Wednesday evening in the dark and do not see the people who benefit. With the Christmas carols a fortnight ago bringing smiles to residents and today seeing the kids, parents and dedicated volunteers doing so well, we felt a real warmth on a cold day,

We will have a festive training session on Wednesday before well-deserved indulgence over Christmas.

Merry Christmas you lovely Goodgymers

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Helen went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

40 presents wrapped and a partridge doing a burpee!

Wed 15 Dec
Report written by Tav

Welcome Frazer to the GG family and bravo Dan for joining the 100 club!

So down to business...Eight goodgym elves got down to business at level best, armed with wrapping paper and sticky tape and some top tunes, DJ'd by Tavvy T. In a very short time, a big pile of gift wrapped goodies appeared, saving Alison hours of time, for which she was very grateful. The goodgym crew then headed off for the 12 exercises of Christmas, to burn off all those mince pies!

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Helen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

Christmas Jumper Junior Parkrun takeover!!

Sun 19 Dec 08:30 am
Old Heath Recreation Ground, Old Heath Rd, , Colchester , CO1 2ER
Encourage children's outdoor activity and festive spirit!

We love Junior Parkrun and all the smiles of the young children as they cross that finish line! We are doing a takeover which means we will try to cover as many volunteering roles as possible. Marshalls/timekeepers/barcode scanners tail walker, we want you all! And is it will be a week before Christmas of course your best Christmas jumpers please too!

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Helen signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Santa's Elves task at Level Best Art Cafe (PPE mandatory) 😷

Wed 15 Dec 18:45 pm
The Gym, 20 -28 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ
Helping to spread joy and cheer for adults with learning disabilities

Help wrap christmas gifts for the trainees!

Bring facemasks and festive joy :-)

The more the merrier! Ho Ho Ho!

Fitness session to follow, after we #wrap up.

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Helen went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

A Hero's Welcome

Wed 27 Oct
Report written by Helen

Goodgym Hero of the Week, Mikaela, was joined by twelve deputy heroes on the High Street tonight to do some gardening for Colchester in Bloom. After a briefing from Tav, we ran and walked to the meeting point to get our instructions. Armed with garden bags and tools we made short work of emptying ten two-tier planters of old plants, ready for the new ones tomorrow. The task was a repeat of the one in May, although this time it didn't end in free rhubarb for the runners! We piled our heavy bags of plants into Pam's car, and headed off for some hill sprints, supported by Stu, Hels, and Yee, shouting encouragement and shining some extra lights! 👍 😁 👏 A fantastic run, walk, cycle and task this evening, well done everyone!

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Helen signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Empty Colchester in Bloom plant boxes

Wed 27 Oct 18:45 pm
The Gym, 20 -28 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ
Make the town centre pretty

Help Colchester in Bloom keep the town looking beautiful. New plants are destined for the planters, and the old ones need to come out! Bring gardening gloves and any tools if you have them. We will be meeting at the Gym and heading to get our instructions from Pam at the Town Hall...

I can also feel some hill work coming on...

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