John Shirley

GoodGym Tinnie-Blowing finalist 2020

Tower Hamlets

TaskForce

641Good deeds

1,997runs

8,912cheers

TaskForce achievements

11

Community Missions
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11

Group Runs
back marked

1

Walking Groups
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45

Run reports
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13

Run reports
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Group Fitness Activities
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John Shirley completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Mon 24 Jan
6.5km
41:10
06:18/km
John Shirley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Camden

Wassail!

Fri 18 Feb 16:00 pm
Alara Wholefoods, 110-112 Camley St, London, N1C 4PF
Alara Wassail party helpers needed!

Alara will once again be hosting the annual Wassail Party for the community on Friday 8th February.

We’ll need runners to help with the set up from 4 and help to pack down at the end after 8pm

The event is open to the public from 5pm. Good Gym Camden will have a stall to help promote and get new runners to sign up.

Please drop in the comments times your available to help out.

More about the event…

Wassailing is the ancient tradition whereby townships would awake the apple trees and scare away evil spirits, ensuring a good harvest of fruit for the coming year.

Throughout the night you'll have the opportunity to take part in wassails of our very own Camley Street orchard, as led by the founders.

Much like that of previous Wassail and Harvest Parties, February's event will have kid-friendly activities, a bake-off, live music, a bonfire and of course, an organic food buffet - all entirely free of charge!

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John Shirley completed a training run • Lunch Run
Sun 23 Jan
5.2km
26:46
05:10/km
John Shirley went on a training session
Training session
Islington

Excel-lent Running at Track Attack East

Sun 23 Jan
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

We were thrilled to bring back the first Track Attack Time Trial of 2022 to Victoria Dock Basin this Sunday!

9 Goodgym runners gathered outside the Oiler Bar (by the Crystal building, London City Hall), ready to run on our 1 mile or 5km out and back course, past the Excel centre and towards London City Airport. The loop is excellent for PB potential, flat and fast, with wide pavements for uninterrupted running.

Well done to Aine, Simon, John, Matthew, Jacqui, Emily and Laura on your top quality runs, and Thank you to Alison for helping me with timekeeping and for providing additional photography for the session!

If you are itching to give the time trial a go, feel free to join us next Sunday at Paddington Recreation Ground Track for Track Attack West!

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/track-attack-2022-west-paddington-recreation-ground-time-trial

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John Shirley went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Cally Course Marshals

Sun 23 Jan
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

On a beautiful brisk Sunday morning, 5 Islington Goodgymmers (including first timer Charlotte- welcome!) gathered at the clock tower in Caledonian Park, along with other hi-viz volunteers. Together, we set up the free weekly timed 2km loop for Junior parkrun, around the perimeter of the park, open for children from ages 4-14 years old and for participating parents (often working hard to keep up with speedy little ones!).

Emily arrived a bit earlier than the rest of us, and was offered the best marshalling role- tailwalker (with additional tiger tail)!

A smashing way to start a Sunday morning- we will be back again next week!

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John Shirley signed up to a party
Party
Tower Hamlets

February Quizzing

Sun 6 Feb 18:30 pm
Coborn St, Mile End, London , E3 2AB
Sociable Sunday evening Pub Quiz at the Coborn Arms

After the success of the quiz in October and November we're returning the the Coborn arms for teams of 4-6 good gymers "battling" it out at the Coborn quiz (but mostly just having a chat, testing our puzzle skills and having an optional "best Fish and Chips in London" or a tasty dessert. )

Friends and family welcome but please leave a comment/drop me a text as I generally have to book the tables a day in advance as the quiz is quite popular so need to know numbers.

We’ll meet from 18.30 and the quiz kicks off at 7.

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John Shirley went on a community mission
Community mission
Newham

GetOut community garden

Sat 22 Jan

Kieran at the Get Out community garden is looking for regular help on Saturday afternoons 1300 till 1500 to keep the garden growing and make it an increasingly nice space for the local community.

You do not have to stay for the whole of 1300-1500. Perfectly fine for people to drop in whenever they can between those times.

Note there might be some Saturdays that we won’t have access to the adjoining school, so there may not be access to toilets.

The gardens are just next to the Gurdwara on Harley Grove, entrance through the black door. Also important to note that we’ll often do something social after, eg little drinky on the way home.

Cheers!

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John Shirley went on a community mission
Community mission
Haringey

Planting bulbs... So the worms can see where they’re going!

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by Charlie Linton

Louise (fresh from her 50th Parkrun! 👏), John and Charlie started off by weeding the plants from a raised planter so it is ready to be planted up as a herb garden. We saved the geraniums and threw the rest into the world’s squeakiest wheelbarrow to wheel it round to the compost heap.

Then we moved onto our second task - planting hundreds of bulbs around the sides of the garden. We planted crocuses, daffodils, irises and gladioli. So there’s sure to be a burst of colour to look out for in the spring!

After about an hour, Louise and John headed off (John running off to complete another good deed! 👏). Charlie stayed on a little longer to shovel and rake compost and manure on top of the bulbs to give them lots of nutrients to grow.

There will be more to do at this site on Saturday 5th February too. We’ll be doing lots more planting, and working on a pathway to make it more accessible. Sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/helping-out-at-haringey-learning-partnership-8aa04931-8b77-4d45-af3e-e434e2eaafab

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John Shirley completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 22 Jan
9.0km
56:21
06:16/km
John Shirley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Haringey

Helping out at Haringey Learning Partnership

Sat 22 Jan 12:00 pm
Haringey Learning Partnership, Commerce House, Commerce Road, London, N22 8DZ
Improving the garden at this learning centre

Join GrowN22 to help create a new wildlife garden at Haringey Learning Partnership. Tasks will include planting and landscaping work.

Tools will be provided. Bring gloves if you have some.

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