Jessy McCabe


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Jessy McCabe went on a training session
Training session

Word to the wise - wellies wellies wellies!

Sun 9 Jan
Report written by Rachael H

On an super sunny sunday a group of goodgym walkers followed a 9km route. We saw little cheeping birds (coots apparently!), CS Lewis's house, ponies, speedy cyclists with enviable legs, and mud mud mud!

Welcome Maria - great to have you join GoodGym, we hope to see you again soon!

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Jessy McCabe signed up to a training session
Training session

Group Walk - Headington to CS Lewis Nature Reserve

Sun 9 Jan 10:45 am
outside costa coffee, 116-120 London Road, Headington, Oxford , OX3 9AX
Sunday leg stretch

Meeting at the Headington Road shops, this route will take us towards Shotover through the CS Lewis Nature Reserve.

It will be muddy so appropriate footwear is recommended!

The route is about 9.5km, bring some sandwiches for a lunch break at the top of Shotover Park. The route should take about 2.5 - 3 hours including lunch.

Meet: outside the costa coffee at the Headington road shops crossroads. There should be some bike racks at the Waitrose nearby.

Time: meet at 10:45 to set off by 11:00.

View the route:

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Jessy McCabe went on a group run
Group run

Masked crusaders

Wed 24 Nov
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

The John Radcliffe Hospital is the main Accident and Emergency centre for Oxfordshire, and provides acute medical and surgical services. It is the largest of Oxford's hospitals, covering around 66 acres, including the Children's Hospital, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre, Women's Centre, blood donor centre and many other services. The John Radcliffe site is home to the Oxford University Medical School and the base for most medical students who are trained throughout the Oxford University Hospitals Trust.

All this makes the hospital site very busy, with lots of footfall from students, staff, patients and visitors. And sadly, with people comes litter. The Estates team can't possibly be expected to keep such a large site litter free alongside everything else they do, so tonight we trialled a GoodGym litter pick to see if we could make a difference.

We met on the outskirts of the hospital site, briefed everyone on safety policies, divided into teams, tooled up with bags and pickers and then set off to clean up. One of our teams headed up the hill to the main entrance, another went along the path towards the blood donation centre, a 3rd team cleaned up outside the West Wing and Children's hospital, and our final team concentrated on the car parks.

Masks were the most regular find tonight.

They were the hedges, under cars, by bus stops. LOTS of cigarette butts too, and (oddly) a huge stash of cider cans in one of the car parks - did someone have a party in the car park?! Hats, hoodies and gloves were all found, but astonishingly NO PANTS. We even had a few appreciative comments and 'thank yous' from passersby.

We collected 18 large sacks of rubbish, a broken umbrella, a large box, and a folded mattress-y thing, and lugged them all off the hospital land for collection by Oxford Direct Services.

Well done everyone - the litter is an eyesore, as well as potentially dangerous, so it's great that we managed to clear up so much of it tonight.

Welcome Jane and Nora. Good to meet you both!

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Jessy McCabe signed up to a group run
Group run

Litter picking at the John Radcliffe Hospital

Wed 24 Nov 17:45 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
no-one likes a grubby hospital site!

The John Radcliffe Hospital has requested our help to clear up the litter around the site. There are lots of masks, food wrappers, cigarette butts etc. They are hoping that we can do a big sweep around most of the site, so we will divide into smaller teams of approximately 6 people to head in different directions and clear up as much as we can.

Things to note for this task:
Please wear a HI-Vis if you have one. We have a few spares which we will bring along. Although we will be sticking to the pavements as far as we possibly can there's a lot of traffic around the site and I want you to be as visible as possible.
On which note, if you have a torch or head torch please bring that too.
Litter pickers and bags will be provided, but if you have your own litter picker do bring it please.
Gloves are always good kit to have for litter picking.

Meeting options:
* Anyone wishing to run to the task as a group please meet in the car park of the Richard Benson Hall, 276b Cowley Rd at 5:45pm. There will just be a running group this week as it is a little too far to get to the John Radcliffe Hospita in time if we walk. There won’t be a bag drop available but we can use the toilets. It is just under 2 miles to the hospital.
* If you would prefer to meet at the task please meet us at 6:15pm at the layby as you enter the hospital site off Headley Way. Location pin here.

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Jessy McCabe signed up to a party

Halloween Pub Quiz at the Rickety Press

Sun 31 Oct 19:00 pm
Oxford, Oxford, OX
Let's get Quizzical!

Dust out your spell books and revise some classic halloween fiction, cause you’re gonna need it. The quiz starts at 7pm and will include a pumpkin carving round!

NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION - Rickety Press, 67 Cranham Street, Oxford OX2 6DE

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