Jennifer Griffin

Tower Hamlets

11Good deeds

11runs

41cheers

Jennifer Griffin went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Rough around the hedges

Sat 17 Jul
Report written by Emma Rapley

Four GoodGymmers rose relatively early to meet Catherine, Liam and Danni on the Parkview Estate to tackle weeding and tending to three different plots.

Emma got lost on the way and was greeted with many a question by young Liam who seemed particularly interested in the emergency services and what diabetes is.

John was pleased to move some plant pots.

Everyone worked hard at pulling up various weeds from the very dry soil. It was good to do an hour earlier on as this weekend is getting scorchier by the hour.

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Watering fruit trees, shifting compost to wildflower beds and weeding on the Parkview Estate!

Sat 17 Jul 10:00 am
The Glasshouse, Parkview Estate, 161 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9QB
Saturday morning with the Parkview Estate residents continues!

Catherine and young son Liam head up this Saturday's activity on the Parkview Estate, as we water the fruit trees, fill buckets of compost and take them to the planters, and catch up on some weeding.

Always a fun, energising time, this morning's activity is guaranteed to leave you satisfied, sweaty and smiling!

What you will be doing

  • You will be divided into multiple small teams, spread out all over this large estate, under the watchful eye of Task Owner Catherine, with young son Liam project-managing. Prepare for a lively, laughter-filled task.

  • Want to see your efforts online? Sign up to write the run report! Find a fellow member to take some pics; agonise over the pun and voila - your activity will be available for all to admire.

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Jennifer Griffin went on a training session
Training session
Islington

Running from the Rain!

Sat 3 Jul
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

This morning was the return of the ever popular "Track Attack" lockdown training session- our monthly time trial at Victoria Park Track (the original chalky course open to the public, and full of dogs, footballers, cyclists and yoga enthusiasts- as it should be!). We all gathered up at the Pavilion Cafe near Globe Road before walking and cycling to the track itself. This time, we had a record turn-out, with 14 runners participating in total (including first time Track Attackers: Harvey, Rachel, Aine, Jennifer and Tom- Welcome, and Thanks for joining us!).

We organised 2 events between us- Dharmesh and Simon ran a quick zippy 1 mile TT first (4 laps of a fully course measured 400m track) to start the proceedings, while Aine took on the stopwatch duties.

We had 12 runners for the 5km TT (12.5 laps, marked out by AA Simon's spare trainers, as he forgot his marker cones...), and we saw some top quality running, excellent pacing and some impressive personal lap counting skills!

As we finished up the event, Jo and Paul found a lost phone, left in the middle of the park. It looked like it had fallen out of someone's bag. So after a hard run session, Paul took on the detective role, and was able to contact an emergency number for the phone owner, and left it with park officials for a safe pick-up.

Great work- the moral of the story is:

Don't forget to add emergency details to your phones folks!

We will be hosting the next Track Attack TT on Sunday 8th August, at 10.30am (same time, same place):

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/track-attack-2021-round-5

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a training session
Training session
Islington

Track Attack 2021 (Round 4)

Sat 3 Jul 10:30 am
Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd,, London, E9 7DE
Back by popular demand- 1 mile and 5km time trial in Victoria Park!

Missing our annual trip to Parliament Hill for GG Olympics, or your regular track session with your running club? Or just interested to try out track running for the first time in a social setting?

Come and join us for a Goodgym track meet at Victoria Park Track.

(We will meet at the Pavilion Cafe at the entrance to the park and then walk over to the track).

Sign up to run either:

1 mile time trial- 4 laps

3000m (3km)- 7.5 laps

5000m (5km)- 12.5 laps

Please comment on this event page to state which distance you would prefer.

We are planning on hosting 3 or more timed events, limiting the numbers of participants on the track at one time. Those who are not running in the race will be asked to be lap counters, and will swap roles as they run.

Although the event is timed, it definitely isn't going to be competitive. Open to all, chase your own goals!

Come and cheer each other on. Afterwards, we will meet up for a coffee and possibly some brunch at the Park Cafe across from the track.

Meet you at Pavilion Cafe near the entrance to Victoria Park (Globe Road), and we will walk to the track

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Jennifer Griffin has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 14 Jun 2021

Jennifer has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Jennifer Griffin went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

One Night Sand

Mon 14 Jun
Report written by Laura Williams

What's ten-and-a-half-tonnes between friends?

(Turns out it wasn’t actually nine tonnes to be shifted but nineteen-and-a-half. Love a challenge).

Moving mountains

So we met outside the Hub where Joelle gave us a brief history of the park, and some interesting key stats.

We then made our way over to the children’s playground for our Task briefing:

  • Shovel sand into wheelbarrows by the Changing rooms.

  • Navigate the 5-min walk/wheel back to Playground, depositing sand on areas where it’s most needed (edge of swings; bottom of slides).

  • Rake and distribute sand evenly.

  • Return wheelbarrows to sand pile for refilling.

  • Repeat.

  • Repeat.

  • Repeat.

  • Repeat.

  • Repeat.

… You get the picture.

The team were something else. They didn’t stop: they were like machines. I don’t know how (I consider myself fit but I caved in after one trip, such was the forearm fatigue).

After 90 minutes of hard graft we called time (“Send the last barrow out at 8:30”) before returning tools to shed, enjoying a quick stretch and bidding farewell to Joelle and Richard. Until next time 🤞.

Well done everyone - it was fast, it was furious, and as always, it was phenomenally good fun.

A huge huge warm welcome and shout-out to Iain whose first GoodGym event it was and who was unstoppable (literally). We watched, we marvelled… We wondered how. Thanks for a brilliant contribution and we really hope to see you soon.

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

The Big Monday Night Task: Shifting, wheeling & raking 9 tonnes of sand over the Victoria Park Children's Playground.

Mon 14 Jun 19:00 pm
The Hub , Victoria Park, London, E9 7DD
Come and help lend a hand at this rather large, urgent Monday night task...

9 tonnes of sand has been delivered to Victoria Park, which needs shovelling into barrows, wheeling across to the playground, and raking across the playground, to keep this surface safe for the children.

Are you in?

What you need to know

  • You will meet Task Owner Joelle and Area Activator Laura outside The Hub at 7pm. Please arrive punctually, as you will be given instructions at this time.

  • You will be divided into teams to shovel, wheel and rake. You may also have some other clearing, spreading and raking tasks in the vicinity.

  • Activity will then be overseen by the Duty Ranger and Laura.

  • Please allow 90 minutes for this task.

  • We will finish with a short fitness session, including vital post-task stretches.

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Jennifer Griffin went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

A chilli morning

Sun 16 May
Report written by Stephen Tolfree

Despite the wet weather forecast it started dry for the 16 keen good gymers who descended on the park view estate for gardening tasks. As usual we were greeted by Catherine and Liam, who entertained us with some rude songs ;-)

Becs and Boris stayed in the nursery replanting chilli seedlings into pots. Faye, Sasha, Nina and Louise weeded the wild flower bed at the front of the estate whilst Charlotte and Heather combined weeding with planting lavender. Boris and John worked in a border flower bed, adding in compost and planting lavender whilst the two Jennifers and Amber weeded a wild flower bed and planted cosmos seedlings and Stephen dug up raspberry shoots that has escaped out of their designated area.

After a good hour of work some of the team moved on to the blu ivy cafe on the canal for a socially distanced coffee and chat.

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Planting two trees AND tending to the wildflower beds on Parkview Estate

Sun 16 May 09:30 am
The Glasshouse, Parkview Estate, 161 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9QB
Get your Sunday off to a spectacular start...

Our Parkview regular Stephen heads up this morning's delightful activity of helping Catherine of Parkview Estate plant two large trees, and tend to the wildflower and pollinator beds we helped plant last year.

What you will be doing

  • You will be divided into multiple small teams, spread out all over this large estate, under the watchful eye of Task Owner Catherine, with young son Liam project-managing. Prepare for a lively, laughter-filled task.

Always a fun, energising time, this morning's activity is guaranteed to leave you satisfied, sweaty and smiling!

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