Kate Holmes

Richmond

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252runs

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Kate Holmes went on a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Getting to the root of it

Mon 26 Apr
Report written by Monika Kohlmaier

This was our first time back at Whitton Youth Zone after quite a few months and boy, were there loads of new weeds that had taken resident again!

4 Good Gymers went straight for them, clearing the area which will have a new water feature installed this week! We also had help from a little feathery robin also showing off its red (GoodGym) colours.

We covered good ground and the robin cleared all the worms. Next time, it will be great to see how the water feature will look like in the new space.

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Kate Holmes signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Redbridge

Thames WaterBlitz - help measure water quality in your area (7th-10th May)

Fri 7 May 07:00 am
Anywhere You May Be, In The World, BHA PPY
Will provide insight into pollution

This is a task to measure water quality in your area in local parks, rivers, waterways. You will need to register to receive testing kit and details how to do the testing here: https://earthwatch.org.uk/waterblitz

Description: "In urban areas around the world, our natural water is suffering from pollution and other human impacts. You can help us protect our water by providing vital information on water quality, local land use, and nearby environment. We could never collect this much information ourselves, so we are asking you to help us.

This spring we're bringing the WaterBlitz to the Thames Valley for an eleventh time and to Dublin, Paris and Luxembourg for a second time. Having repeated measurements is vital to provide robust, scientific evidence, which can be used to make real changes. "

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Kate Holmes signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Tackling the ever so overgrown garden at Whitton Youth Zone

Mon 26 Apr 18:30 pm
1 Britannia Ln,, Twickenham, TW2 7JX
Help restore the garden area at this community space in order for all to enjoy

Helping Mandy stay on top of the garden (which has it seems turned into a jungle) for Whitton Youth in our community.

Leaf clearing, tidying, weeding and trimming with some possible planting etc as well. Most definitely some bush and hedge cutting back too!

Do bring your gloves

Number for Mandy should you need that evening is 07881250490

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Kate Holmes went on a training session
Training session
Richmond

Thumbs up to you ....

Wed 24 Mar
Report written by Mark Barun

So great to see your smiley faces and punching those thumbs up

Well done ladies for taking part..... (what happened to the gents eh? Enough said)

All looking great either in the sunshine bashing out a hill or deep in a stretch too!

Inspired me to move that day so thank you ; - )

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Kate Holmes signed up to a training session
Training session
Richmond

HIITS 20

Wed 3 Mar 19:00 pm
Your Street, Your City, Your Postcode
Warm up first then Fast Forward Fitness

Stop putting these sessions off. Cumulatively they will be the icing on your fitness cake. Top tier training to get the high end cardio tank filled up.

Base sessions of long running are awesome but mixing in some of this ingredient into your weekly fitness routine and you will soon see the rewards of a faster metabolism with a more explosive kick in your running stride to boot!

If new to this type of exercise then start at a steady pace that enables you to complete with good form and focus on technique. Build up with an extra few reps each time you try. As you grow, then add that extra round maybe or two.

For those that sit proudly on their HIIT's history then I look forward to hearing how many rounds you bash out (above 5 that is ha ha!!).

Seriously enjoy and tweak the rest interval if you feel too long at a minute. Some will find 30 seconds is plenty.... You know who you are!

The sesh can be found here https://youtu.be/qXSOcwXFcrQ and can be done anytime but I will list for a week.

Remember though, good habits mean you need to do more than once!

As ever a photo or update on how you find it makes the fitness world more fun so feel free to share ; - )

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Kate Holmes went on a training session
Training session
Richmond

A run down memory lane : - )

Wed 17 Feb
Report written by Mark Barun

A BIG shout of thanks for taking part in this one!!

What a great trip around the old stomping ground eh!

We managed to get to Heatham House (leaves..say no more) St. Christophers, ETNA, Vineyard, Ham House, Landmarks Centre, Marble Hill Park, the scouts boat hut,

you tired yet .... I've not even got to the pubs or the plcae where some thought it was a load of old bollards!!!

We even have a snap or two of where it all began at wholefoods

Bravo all and thanks for sharing the photos - Very GOOD times and great to think back on them

Super to see your smiling faces too!

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Kate Holmes signed up to a training session
Training session
Richmond

Sentimental session

Wed 17 Feb 18:45 pm
Your Street, Your Town or City, Your Postcode
Capture the fitness SCENE!

OK I cannot lie, this session idea has been spurred by feelings of nostalgia for our local area.

In pre lockdown days the sense of the run for me captured a sense of freedom, the knowing that once the trainers were on then the road could take you anywhere. Just so long as the mind and feet were willing, you could get to most places in the borough, be free and enjoy the scenes around where we live.

Right now, with staying local and trying to dodge a 100 people per km (it feels that way at least) it restricts the freedom thing and I know for me I do not run to anywhere near the variety of places I use to.

So, I miss seeing what used to be the normal background for my space and of course I miss sharing with those I use to at times too when we could run together.

I am not sure how many others among us feel the same, but with the chance some do and in a bid to keep us moving with purpose I am throwing this out there.

This week if as many of us as can run, walk, cycle to a place in our borough that is somewhat of a landmark, a scene of beauty, a talking point or simply a place that means something to you then let’s do it and share!

It could be even an old group run task location which has fond memories for you or a local pub that you have not had a drink in for, HOW MANY DAYS (and minutes)???

Once there take a selfie or just a shot of the place. Let’s all share on WhatsApp next Wednesday or direct with me if you prefer on email. It will give us all a chance to see some of our wonderful borough that perhaps we have not jogged past in ages.

I am excited to see what you come up with ; - )

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Kate Holmes went on a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Snow day for gardening

Sun 7 Feb
Report written by Kate Holmes

Cathy & I met at the 3Ps having battled snow and floods to get there. We took some time to assess Anita’s list of jobs and opted to weed and deadhead. We rid the area of as many plaintains, dandelions and clumps of lawn grass as we could before we lost the feeling in our fingers. We were joined by some inquisitive passers by including a little kid who ran right up to the insect hotel to see what we were doing. For a minute we thought we’d gained another pair of hands but his mother seemed less keen!

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Kate Holmes went on a training session
Training session
Leeds

GoodGym (not) Parkrun - week 5

Sat 6 Feb
Report written by Gemma

GoodGym Leeds hosted Week 5 of the GoodGym (not) parkrun. Today 49 runners completed at least 5km.

The (not) parkrun series is a cross GoodGym training session, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.

GoodGym runners from across all GoodGym areas took part, exploring their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session - some ran in the rain, others in snow, and some in the sunshine! Another RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!

Next week, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Islington to host. You can sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-6?fbclid=IwAR0p3eEuqzkLacD9jVjx8Ca3AayFebnrQNwzoaGJNRS6ZsPVnIpxsBZ9tUI

Thanks to Melanie Young from GoodGym Bristol for keeping the results up to date! If you need to add your results, you can do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0yIuGVSV7ohcSZ9735SQw3yErHjor7uwx_C7GOBz4jueqVw/viewform

Thanks to Elizabeth, Marianne and Julia for your pics - If you took part and have any more photos - please share with Gemma (gemma.bridge@goodgym.org) - and I will get them into the report!

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