9 Goodgymers met at the Berry Maze for a wonderfully sunny weeding, cutting, and berry-eating session! The Berry Maze is slowly preparing for the descent into Autumn, and on top of the usual tasks, blackberries and other spiky fruit bushes were cut back.
We'll be making the maze a-maze-ing by weeding and mulching the berry maze.
Please remember to bring your gloves 😀
It's Tuesday so it's a group run, meeting in (and returning to) Queen Square and leaving there at 6.30
Having uncovered lots of lovely plants but also two trees that had reverted to stick status, Jo and Di would love our help to see what else is hiding.
Gloves and head torches are highly advised!
As it's the first Tuesday of the month, we'll be reinstating GoodGym Eats, too - here's this month's listing.
Come and join us at Northern Slopes at 9:30 to make the area look more tidy by addressing the regrown, defining the paths, clearing space for more trees as well as some litter-picking in the area.
We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.
Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
All the people So much litter picking And it all goes 'n bags and bags...
This Tuesday Goodgym Bristol helped the Patchwork Bedminster with a litter pick at Dame Emily Park.
After a short run across from Queen Square via the Floating Harbour we set to work.
Litter pickers, black and clear bags aplenty allowed short work to be made of the various litter around most of the park. This gave us some time to persevere clearing some of the messier park areas.
All done, we had a short run back to Queen Square to wrap up the evening.
There's always a lot of litter to be found at Dame Emily Park and the surrounding areas, plus an amazing group of their own volunteers that we join.
Who can collect the most aerosol cans?
This is a Group Run - please arrive at Queen Square on time, we'll be leaving at 6.30 to walk to Dame Emily Park, there will be a run if another Run Leader signs up :-)
If the group are all walking at the same speed, our maximum size is 6 people per set with each set keeping the one in front in sight, so no-one gets lost and we're not too imposing on each other and, most importantly, other pavement and path users.
James has helped keep other people motivated, James has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you James.
10 runners gathered at the Berry Maze for a berry fiesta – with a chance to taste gorgeous blackberries, wineberries, and goji berries, no less! Some effort was also spent weeding around the maze’s outside edges, making it look much neater. It was the first time at the maze for Caz, Heather, James, and Sam – all looking forward to more missions there!
Sunshine, blue skies and smiles all round for the GoodGymmers running through Castle Park on their way to Brunswick Cemetery.
We were met by Di and Jo who've taken on the challenge of volunteer gardening in one of Bristol's most beautiful but neglected parks.
Soon there were red t-shirts all over the space dis-entangling the bindweed from the intentional plants, clearing paths of grass and banishing brambles, all whilst being very aware to "Watch out, needles about" as the area is popular with drug users.
Bag after bag was filled by smiling GoodGymmers, watched over by an amazed Di and Jo who'd been wondering the day before how they were going to make progress - the power of GoodGym!
We posed by the statues in our traditional* photo before heading back to Queen Square for stretching and on to workout for a well-deserved drink and sharing even more GoodGym stories. Perfect.
*we were here a couple of times before, three years and five years ago