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Jackie signed up to a party

York parkrun and social 🥳

Sat 30 Oct 08:50 am
York Racecourse,, Racecourse Road, Knavesmire Road, , York , YO23 1EX
Do parkrun then come for coffee/breakfast ☕🍳

Come and run/walk York parkrun with your GoodGym pals then join us for coffee/breakfast at the Knavesmire pub afterwards.

I hear it's a flat one (PB anyone?!) And if you've not done it before, it's a chance to get a Y for your parkrun alphabet. What's not to love?!

More info about York parkrun, including where the start is, can be found on their course page

I'm told that Knavesmire Road is a good place to park and if you use What3words, it's grin.helps.empire

Look out for the red GoodGym tops just inside the entrance to the Knavesmire and either run with a GG buddy or go your own pace, whatever you fancy!

We may start doing this regularly (maybe every month or so?), including doing some parkrun tourism. Let me know what you think, and if you've got any favourite parkruns you'd like to visit 👌🏼

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Jackie signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Helping at the YUMI community allotment (Fulford Allotments)

Wed 27 Oct 18:30 pm
YUMI Community Garden, Just down the path beyond Steiner School, York, YO10 4NU
Supporting the York Unifying Multicultural Initiatives organisation with their allotment

Tonight, we'll be supporting the community allotment of the York Unifying Multicultural Initiatives group.

If you've not been here before, it's within the Fulford Cross Allotments. Go past the Steiner School, follow the track down, through the gate into the allotments and it's the second plot on the right.

Tools will be provided but please bring gardening gloves and a headtorch if you've got one as the nights are drawing in.

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Jackie completed a ride • Night Ride
Sat 16 Oct
Jackie completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 16 Oct
Jackie completed a ride • Morning Ride
Sat 16 Oct
Jackie signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Painting a studio space

Wed 24 Nov 18:30 pm
South Bank Social Club, Ovington Terrace, York, YO23 1DJ
This will enable the music studio to settle into their revamped studio space

Young Thugs have requested our help in getting their studio space painted (they have been warned!) So come along and embrace your inner Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen and we'll show them what you can do in 60 minutes or less.

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Jackie signed up to a group run
Group run

Pruning and working on a mud mountain for two lovely gardens in York

Mon 18 Oct 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Improving the garden environments

Welcome to GoodGym York!

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


We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.


Half the group will be going back to Glen Gardens, to the Keith Wood area. We've been asked to help with digging, weeding and pruning so get your green fingers out and your gardening gloves on.

The other half of the group will also require green fingers and gardening gloves, heading to West Bank Park. They'll be filling the two raised beds that were recently built and continuing with the mud mountain!

Tools and some light will be provided but please bring gardening gloves and a headtorch if you've got one as the nights are drawing in.


GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (1.5km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.


We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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Jackie completed a walk • Park run Lanhydrock NT
Sat 9 Oct
Jackie completed a walk • Afternoon Walk
Tue 5 Oct
Jackie completed a training run • Wonder to the beach
Sat 2 Oct
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