Iitmari

Lewisham

64Good deeds

275runs

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Lewisham

Put up Christmas decorations at Seniors!

Mon 29 Nov 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Our annual festive visit!

We love visiting Seniors and especially visiting to put up the Christmas decorations! Join us this week, for a run of around 7km, where we will add some festive cheer to south east London. If you have a head-torch, please bring it for the run, it will be dark!

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Lewisham

Please take a-fence

Mon 11 Oct
Report written by Kim Parker

We had a brand new task this evening which was a short run from our start point but first we needed to warm up which involved a game of rock, paper scissors. The winner got to sprint to the edge of the warm up area whilst the loser had to do 5 squats – it was undecided who was actually the winner or loser in this game. Although the clear winner was Iitmari who won every round!

We made our way over to St Mary’s Primary School together as a group and met Anne-Marie who gave a very detailed health and safety introduction to keep us all safe and meant a lot of shouts of high feet around the area. There were lots to get involved in, including:

  • Clearing the brambles to plant spring bulbs
  • Cutting back brambles to access the fence
  • Sawing the fence into parts so it could be removed
  • Removing the fence
  • Clearing the brambles in the area that will become a meadow
  • Cutting back a hedge area
  • Pairing up of abandoned shoes
  • Being a human flood light

We managed to clear a huge amount of brambles, reunited a pair a shoes, freed a basketball, found a chicken dog toy and found three fur trims from multiple coats.

It was time to pack up tools and make sure we hadn’t left any in the brambles – we have a reputation for losing tools!!

We made our way to Ladywell Fields to work on our hill sprints. First off we did a hill sprint, then a hill sprint with no arms so we looked like penguins, then we partnered up and focused on driving our arms and then did another hill sprint to put this into practice and hopefully everyone felt a bit stronger on the hills by the end!

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Lewisham

Many lights make hand work fun

Mon 4 Oct
Report written by Kim Parker

With the lights fully charged it was off to a good start this week (other than the rainstorm that passed through shortly before the group run was due to start)! We did a quick warm up and made our way as a group up the hill to Hither Green.

It was already dark by the time we arrived at the task but we positioned our lights and got to work clearing the weeds from the end of the fence and pavement. There was even a little bit of attention from the local neighbours checking out what we were up to!

Once the fence line was clear of weeds, we moved onto the the pathway and cleared as many weeds as we could. Luckily we all had gardening gloves as we were limited to just our hands to get the job done! Great work everyone, the before and after pictures show your hard work!

With all the weeds piled up neatly, there was just time for a group photo which made use of our additional lighting and highlighted the dramatic sky. Oli then took us on a mystery route to Ladywell Fields where we had a quick lucky dip fitness session, everyone kept picking squats out the bag, I have no idea how that happened....I'm sure there was an equal number of each exercise!!

A couple more hill sprints for those that wanted to and we began to make our way back to Glass Mill.

Good luck to everyone running the Petts Wood 10k on Saturday - enjoy the post-race samosas!!

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Lewisham

The Springbank Job

Mon 27 Sep
Report written by Kim Parker

We started our group run with the police approaching us and asking what was going on!! Turns out they weren't questioning the elaborate warm up I was trying to implement but asking where we were going as they'd heard of GoodGym and wanted to get involved! Thanks to everyone for seemlessly picking up the warm up whilst I was having a chat with the police.

After that excitement we made our way up the hill to Springbank Road Community Garden, Anne-Marie had said to run slowly due to traffic but in the excitement of the warm up, we got there earlier than expected but after a couple of minutes we were met by Clare and Anne-Marie. In that couple of minutes, in true GoodGym style, we did a quick litter pick of the garden.

There were a number of jobs to get done this evening, including:

  • Clearing brambles
  • Painting the railings
  • Cutting back plants
  • Trimming branches to be used as stakes for plants
  • Putting a net over the bus shelter

The latter proved slightly tricky but we're not put off by a challenge and eventually got the net over the bus stop ready for the rose bush to climb up and over - the prettiest bus stop in SE London.

Next week I promise to ensure the lights are fully charged!

There's also still time to sign up to Petts Wood 10k - it would be great to see as many GoodGym t-shirts as possible.

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Help to create a forest school area at St Mary's Primary School

Mon 11 Oct 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Improve this abandoned/unloved space

NEW TASK ALERT

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham! We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task

We have a brand new task this week! We will be heading to St Mary's Primary School to help clear the area that will eventually become a forest school. It will be a great opportunity to be involved in a project from the start and see the difference we can make in an unloved and abandoned space. For the first visit, we'll be clearing the area and digging up bramble roots, pulling up self seeded sycamore and cutting back established plants.

The Run

GoodGym is for everyone! 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 run this week will be around 4km in total.

The Essentials

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly!

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Weeding at Saint Swithuns

Mon 4 Oct 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Improve the outdoor space for the local community

CHANGE OF TASK

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

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

The Task

We will be heading over to Hither Green to help our friends at Saint Swithun's Church. There will be lots to get involved in, including digging up weeds, clearing a pathway and removing rubble. Don't forget a headtorch as the evenings are getting darker now

The Run

The run this week is one of our longer ones, around 2km each way. 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 Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. Look out for the red t-shirts! As this is one of our longer runs, please arrive promptly so we can set off on time and make the most of our time a the task.

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Lewisham

Make a difference at Springbank Community Garden

Mon 27 Sep 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Take your pick of jobs at this beautiful garden

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

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

The Task

This week we will be helping out at Springbank Community Garden in Hither Green. There will be lots of tasks to get struck into including weeding, clearing bindweed, painting railings and planting, plus many more. There's always a lot to choose from!

The Run

GoodGym is for everyone! 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. This weeks run is approx. 5km in total - don't forget we have the task in the middle to recover.

The Essentials

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly!

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Iitmari went on a group run
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Lewisham

Postering here, postering there

Mon 13 Sep
Report written by Kim Parker

We started off the evening with a lot of posters and ended the evening with only a couple

I was skeptical of how many posters we would be able to put up and I did set a target of 1. We exceeded that!!

Our route took us through Lewisham, Brockley, Crofton Park, Ladywell and back through Lewisham. we might've lost a couple of people for the odd minute but we arrived back at Glass Mill in the group we started in.

Fantastic work everyone. We definitely spread the word about the work Food2You do.

Next week we are off to our favourite - Seniors!!

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Iitmari completed a training run • Lunch Run
Sun 12 Sep
3.3km
25:47
07:49/km
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