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Ivo completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Fri 21 Jan
Ivo completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 19 Jan
Ivo went on a group run
Group run

A Shaw Thing

Wed 19 Jan
Report written by Barnsley runner

We returned to the YMCA Allotment on Shaw Lane on Wednesday to do some more weeding. It was great to be joined by GoodGymers from Sheffield and Yusra and Ivo from central team! We cleared more of the flower/veg beds and got rid of weeds on the paved paths. It will be good to keep visiting throughout the year to see what gets planted!

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Ivo completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Tue 18 Jan
Ivo has done a 12 month mission streak. Mon 17 Jan 2022

Wow, Ivo has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!

Ivo completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 17 Jan
Ivo went on a community mission
Community mission

Steam Effort

Mon 17 Jan
Report written by Steve Lee

On a slightly misty and chilly evening, a group of spirited GoodGymmers gathered at one of GoodGym Islington’s regular volunteering haunts, Thornhill Square Gardens. Alison, Emily, Katie, Sally, Steve C and Steve L plus GoodGym founder Ivo were seeking to combat the Blue Monday Blues (it's a thing) by helping out the resident’s association who look after this beautiful park.

Normally, Anna is our host who helps to distribute the tools and allocate tasks, but tonight we were joined by local resident Justin, who helped oversee things and was really grateful for our help. Similarly, this activity is normally an occasional Monday night group run led by our glorious leader Simon, who unfortunately is feeling less than glorious and under the weather with a positive covid test (get well soon, Simon!)

Our crew quickly got to work digging into a mountain of mulch that was menthol and sweet-smelling, steaming and hot-to-the-touch. It made for many an atmospheric photo, and probably kept us a little warmer on a wintry night. Wheelbarrows loaded, we darted across the dark park to the rose beds as a long caravan of headtorches and those reflective bits that they put all over running clothes. Doubtless amusing for any residents watching nearby, but decidedly bemusing for a small fleet of terriers who let their feelings be known during their evening walk with their humans.

In a short space of time we managed to make a significant dent in Mulch Mountain, blanketed the rose beds which will protect them through winter, and learned that there is no ‘i’ in steam.

We said our goodbyes and wished each other a great week (you too, reader!) and walked, ambled, jogged and ran off into the evening. Keep an eye out for more sessions in your local area, and hope to see you soon!

GG Islington

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Ivo completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 17 Jan
Ivo signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Thornhill Square Gardens- Rose Bushes and Bark Relocation

Mon 17 Jan 19:10 pm
Thornhill Square, London, N1 1BE
Helping with this lovely project with the Friends of Thornhill Square Gardens

We have been invited back to help Anna and the team at Thornhill Square Gardens to continue their great work in this lovely open space!

Tasks will likely involve:

  • Moving and wheelbarrowing some newly delivered woodchip and bark across the gardens

  • Continuing to dig out the stubborn rose bush roots from a former flower bed, ready for Spring (very satisfying work!)

  • Threading wicker branches together to form borders around the flower beds

Meet at Thornhill Square Gardens for 7.10pm, entering from the Matilda Street entrance.

An additional group run element can be added if anyone is willing to lead it!

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Ivo completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Sat 15 Jan
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