Julian Osman

Aiming for 200 missions before he turns 50

Greenwich

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Group run
Greenwich

Greenwich Group Run - Painting and gardening at Glyndon Community Centre

Wed 2 Feb 18:30 pm
Charlton House, Charlton, , London, SE7 8RE
Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Hi everyone and welcome to GoodGym Greenwich!

We're a friendly and social group who combine running with volunteering in the local community. We meet every Wednesday to get active and do a physical task for charities and community organisations in the area.

The Task

We will be helping out at Glyndon Community Centre in Plumstead. They need loads of help with painting and gardening so we will be returning here on a regular basis.

The Run

We will be running from Charlton to Plumstead which will be about 3km each way.

Where & When

This week we'll meet at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm sharp start outside Charlton House on the corner of Hornfair Road and Charlton Road.

We should be all wrapped up by 8.30pm

What To Bring

Please bring warm clothing and a headtorch as this task is outside. Please also wear reflective gear to stay safe travelling to and from the task!

See you then!

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Julian Osman went on a group run
Group run
Greenwich

Litter Steps to Cleaner Spaces

Wed 26 Jan
Report written by Alex Murtough

If you ever find yourself in Kigali - the capital of Rwanda - on the last Saturday of every month, you'll bear witness to something rather unusual.

Because on that day - month in, month out - the entire community comes together for a morning to clean and tend their city. It's called umunsi w’umuganda, which means contribution made by the community, and it's a morning that's helped Kigali foster a populous that's proud and caring of where they live.

Although that isn't to say the initiative isn't without problems - all able-bodied people are expected to join - but I think there's something in a community taking ownership of the care of their public spaces. They become our concerns, not someone else's problem.

But anyway, back on topic and this report. Which is all about this lovely group channeling a little Kigalian spirit in our community yesterday evening!

We met in our usual haunt in Greenwich's Naval College - old faces and new friends (welcome, Katrina!), we kicked things off with introductions and smiles, before heading straight into a wonderfully designed warm up, courtesy of Sara! Sara is nearly fully qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness and was testing out a few of her new (yet already well-honed) skills and sessions - some people said, and the rest thought it, everything was far better than my usual attempts..!

We then made our steady way under the river and over to two little green gems on the Isle of Dogs - Millwall Park and Island Gardens - and we got to searching, picking, and bagging stray cans, papers, wrappers, and more.

Just sharing time yesterday in one of our green spaces was a treat. And it's a treat so many of us enjoy, particularly after the last 2 years. Which is why it felt rather awesome to fill 6 big bags full of the stuff that shouldn't have been cluttering these lovely places.

We finished with a quick and creative fitness session and cool down - again courtesy of the lovely Sara - and then it was time for goodbyes and look forwards to meeting up again.

Nice one.

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Julian Osman completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 26 Jan
10.5km
02:27:13
14:02/km
Julian Osman signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bexley

FRIENDS OF DANSON PARK MISSION 🧹 🗑 🌳

Sun 13 Feb 10:00 am
Danson Park, , Bexley , London, DA6 8HL
Helping out in our local community

Another great morning is promised as we set on improving our beautiful park. Meeting up with Lyn as usual who will have a host of things that need doing.

Hope you can make it 👊🏻😃

*Meeting at the usual place the office by the toilet block left of Danson House 🏠

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Julian Osman completed a training run • Lunch Run
Sat 22 Jan
3.2km
04:19
01:22/km
Julian Osman went on a community mission
Community mission
Greenwich

Undergrowth, overgrowth, brambling free

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by Graham Lee

Greenwich Goodgym were joined by “tourists” from Bexley and Fulham and Hammersmith for this morning’s task. Having participated in the earlier Charlton parkrun, we made the short trip to St Georges Garrison Church to be met by Tim, one of the Trustees. Secateurs, shears, fork and spades distributed , we were set to work and quickly got to the root of the prickly problem. After an hour or so, Tim called time and provided refreshments and a very interesting talk on the Church. This was a hidden gem in South East London and had it not been for Goodgym I would not have known this place existed. I think it fair to say, Tim was pleased with our efforts and we can expect a further invite.

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Julian Osman completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 22 Jan
2.0km
37:24
18:37/km
Julian Osman signed up to a group run
Group run
Greenwich

Greenwich Group Run - Litter Picking

Wed 26 Jan 18:45 pm
Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, LONDON, SE10 9LS
Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Hi everyone and welcome to GoodGym Greenwich!

We're a friendly and social group who combine running with volunteering in the local community. We meet every Wednesday to get active and do a physical task for charities and community organisations in the area.

The Task

This week we will be litter picking! If you have a picker, bring it along and make sure you have some gloves.

The Run

We'll be heading out towards Island Gardens and Millwall park this week. It will be a walkable distance so you are welcome to join us at whatever pace - we never ever leave anyone behind!

Where & When

We meet at 6.45pm for a 7 o'clock start at the Old Royal Naval College between the Queen Mary and Queen Anne buildings. The session will be about 90 minutes in total so we should be all wrapped up by 8.30pm.

What To Bring

Please bring a headtorch and warm clothes as we will be outside for the whole session. Some gloves would also be useful and please also wear reflective gear to stay safe travelling to and from the task.

See you then!

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Lewisham

Shift the soil at Hither Green station embankment

Mon 31 Jan 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Join us to do good and get fit

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

After a slight delay with the cardboard delivery, we are heading back to Hither Green station embankment to get to the bottom of the mountain of soil and hopefully start spreading wildflower seed.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is sometimes possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly! Every so often we head out after our run for some food and drink, a chance to get to know each other a bit better.

See you soon!

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Group run
Greenwich

More 2 Weeding...

Wed 19 Jan
Report written by Alex Murtough

This report is late.

As I write, it's at least 36 hours since this merry group said their goodbyes. Which means you might think I've been justifiably delayed, or maybe you just think I've been absent-minded. But let's not get into judgment and just agree that I've been slow.

Which is a segway into our experiences on Wednesday. Because we spent our evening at the wonderful More2 Childcare and they have a wonderful friend called Sid. And Sid is a master of the slow. For Sid is a snail, and a very handsome one at that.

But let's stop there. Because I'm sure you don't want to hear my views about snails. And especially because I have much GoodGym do-gooding to report!

Wednesday was clear, but cold, and we met outside our usual haunt in the Royal Naval College. Old friends and new faces (welcome to the group, Jessica!), we had a little introductory giggle, warmed up, and then jogged over to More2Childcare in East Greenwich.

An old friend of the group, we were met by the lovely Eve, and we spent the next 40 minutes weeding, pruning, washing, and clearing and tidying; the group doing the latter turned the jumble of a fire-escape into a serene and neat space. And we did it all whilst sharing stories and nattering - as I popped out to the outside bins, I could hear the murmur of a group enjoying spending time together. Lovely.

Then it was back to the Naval College for a stretch and, courtesy of the wonderful Marta, cookies!! And these were cookies to celebrate 6 years of GoodGym Greenwich. My word, 6 years. Which, if I remember correctly, was when I still had hair....

Nice one, guys.

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