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Running at the Amsterdam Running Weekend

Sun 16 Oct 00:00 am
Olympisch Stadion 2, 1076 DE , Amsterdam , Netherlands
A chance to go abroad, see a new city or run a new race!

Several GoodGym-ers have already sign up to one of the three races offered over the course of the weekend, including:

  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 8K (roughly 5 miles)

Everyone who wishes to join is more than welcome to and make a weekend of fun, (hopefully sun) and maybe a PB or two? (Or just have a merry old time in The Netherlands.

Those of you who are wanting to complete the ParkRun alphabet, several of us will also be going to the ParkRun near the Hague which ticks off the 'Z'.

You can view the event and sign up through the following link:

Further details, such as a dedicated WhatsApp group, will be set up in due course!

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Jonathan completed a ride • Morning Ride
Sun 26 Jun
Jonathan went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Dealing (with) weed(s) in the moat!

Sat 25 Jun
Report written by Jonathan

Saturday morning four GG runners came together to clean out the Fulham Palace moat, which (thanks to our prior efforts) had become a source of biodiversity. Personally I saw more butterflies and general wildlife in that moat than I'd seen anywhere else in London so far!

However such diversity does not come easy, and we helped ensure that the other plants were not consumed in a sea of brambles and bind weed, which have become Goodgymmers natural enemies.

A good hour or so session saw the pruning and removal of three large bags of weeds and dead matter to ensure the soil did not become too nutrient rich.

Fun tip for stopping things like nettles and that taking over, always remove dead matter before it breaks down and makes the soil too nutrient rich. Plants that can grow rapidly (like nettles and brambles) get too much of an advantage with those kind of soils.

We rounded off with the classic coffee and cake. Good job by everyone involved!

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Jonathan completed a ride • Evening Ride
Wed 22 Jun
Jonathan went on a group run
Group run

From hairy caterpillars to social butterflies

Wed 22 Jun
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

It was the perfect evening for doing good down by the river last night, with lovely warm conditions and a task that made a big difference to a spot loved by the local community.

After a warm up and a very in depth discussion about parkrun, we headed off on the mile run down to Kew Bridge, only to have to find a detour through the massive road works at the roundabout. We soon arrived to find Paul waiting for us with litter pickers, electric sanders and trugs.

While Harvey and Jon got to work sanding down the doorways, Pippa, Chris and Luis made a start on the litter down by the draw bridge. They soon drew the attention of passersby, who came over to thank them and let them know what a great job they were doing!

After quite a bit of plastic collected, it was Chris who spotted the dreaded balsam which was starting to take over and got straight in with a bit of bashing. It is this sort of expert knowledge picked up on previous GG tasks that may have stopped the stuff taking over the whole drawbridge just in time! Amazing work. Meanwhile Lucy and Harvey spotted some very curious creatures while they were weeding, which a bit of googling has revealed could well be a Red Admiral caterpillar - so keep an eye out for those guys fluttering past next time you're down by the river!

Next week we're going to be helping Cultivate London move a massive garden installation. Sign up here for more GG fun, and until then, run happy!

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Jonathan signed up to a group run
Group run

Tidying up the drawbridge and painting

Wed 22 Jun 18:30 pm
Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green,, Chiswick,, W4 4JN
at Kew Bridge

Active 360 have let us know the drawbridge by Kew Bridge is looking a bit of a mess with litter, so we're going down there to sprinkle a bit of GG magic and also do a spot of painting.

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Jonathan went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Hangerin on in there! Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Jonathan

Shout to Danny on a bit of Goodgym tourism; nice to see you and do come again!

Best finds from this search was more tutus and a disowned top from a hen do in 2013!

Thanks to TRAID for having us once again and looking forward to being back!

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Jonathan completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Tue 21 Jun
Jonathan went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Hangerin on in there!

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Jonathan

Short and sweet at Hammersmith TRAID, powering through the rails to pack up the clothes and hangers ready for next month's charity load.

As always, the hunt was on for the special treats in the depths, including several tutus and a shirt that both Jonathan and Beth posed with.

Always a fun mission, can't wait to be back!

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Jonathan signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

A gardening workout at Fulham Palace!

Sat 25 Jun 11:00 am
Fulham Palace House & Garden, Bishop's Avenue, Fulham, London, SW6 6EA
Help tidy-up the botanical gardens

Senior Gardener, Pete and the Fulham Palace volunteers would love some GoodGym help with some gardening jobs around the Palace Gardens.

Meet at the front of the Palace courtyard at 11am - look out for the red and black GG tees!


Post-task we will have coffee + cake! 🍰

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