Kate Bowden

Croydon

TaskForce
Run Leader

159Good deeds

203runs

354cheers

TaskForce achievements

9

Community Missions
listed

3

Group Runs
back marked

1

Walking Groups
led

13

Run reports
written

3

Run reports
photographed

0

Group Fitness Activities
led
Next Race The Big Half 2022
Kate Bowden completed a training run • Lloyd parkrun
Sat 2 Jul
4.8km
28:39
05:58/km
Kate Bowden completed a training run • Morning commute from London Bridge
Wed 29 Jun
8.1km
52:00
06:25/km
Kate Bowden went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

You can judge me now

Tue 28 Jun
Report written by Conroy

On Tuesday 5 members ran 6.9km, to St Augustine's Church to help out in the church yard ahead of the judging for the London in bloom on Friday 8 July.

When we arrived we were met by Sue who had a list of things she wanted us to do in preparation for the big day. * Watering the fruit trees * Cutting the grass out around the trees * inserting watering pipes to the root of the trees * placing stakes into the ground around 3 tress to help them grow straight * Repositioning compost bins

We were able to complete all the tasks Sue had for us and at the end we were rewarded with banana bread she had baked for us to refuel on before our run back to Solutions.

Lets do more good in July Have you heard about the virtual run around the world competition throughout July being hosted by Run Things? Run Things gives half its profits to GoodGym and Mind, so any support we can give them is really encouraged.

The Run Around the World pits Teams North, South, East, West and Nomads against each other in a foot race around the equator. GoodGym is the captain of the Nomads, so when you sign up, make sure you choose Nomads.

A great thing about the event is that you can create a team so that all of your GoodGym friends can sign up and join your team, too. Once you've created the team, they just need to register and click 'join a team' and search for your team. It's a great chance for different GoodGym groups to have some friendly competition throughout the month, too!

There are medals for all participants, as well as competitions and a month of motivation. So please do sign up and encourage others to do so, too.

Remember to sign up to next weeks group run here

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Kate Bowden signed up to a group run
Group run
Croydon

Keeping up appearance

Tue 28 Jun 18:45 pm
Solutions Health & Fitness, 1 Lansdowne Rd, Croydon , CR9 2BN
Help to make our community more beautiful

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

Welcome to GoodGym Croydon

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

Come and join us on Tuesday 28 June 2022 for our weekly group task.

We meet at 6.45pm and start running/walk or cycle at 7.00. We will work hard on our task for 30 to 45 minutes, have a fun fitness session then we all run/walk or cycle back to the start venue by 8.30pm.

The Task:

Helping out in the garden at St Augustines Church.

The Run/walk/cycle:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners/walkers and cyclist of all abilities. It is often possible to walk/cycle to some of the tasks if you would prefer.

When jogging 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 Solutions Health & Fitness at 6.45pm, a short walk from East Croydon Station. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

If you are coming straight from East Croydon Station you can reach Lansdowne Road more quickly by coming out the new side entrance from the bridge onto Dingwall Road. The entrance to Solutions is easy to miss on your first visit and is to the right of the Lansdowne Hotel entrance.

Find us in reception. We'll be the ones with red running kit on.

There's space to change, leave bags and toilets. Ladies to use changing room in the basement and gents there’s a changing room on the ground floor. We're not planning to do anything dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accepts full responsibility for items stored at the start location & GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses / damages.

The lockers in the changing rooms need a padlock so please remember to bring one with you or you could share with a friend.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Kate Bowden completed a walk • Afternoon Walk
Sat 25 Jun
4.0km
56:37
14:12/km
Kate Bowden completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 25 Jun
5.3km
28:25
05:21/km
Kate Bowden completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 14 Jun
0.4km
00:37
01:36/km
Kate Bowden went on a group run
Group run
Croydon

Hot Mile

Tue 14 Jun
Report written by Conroy

On Tuesday we welcomed Zoe to her first group run, she had signed up to Good Gym some time ago, however there was no groups local to her. Having recently moved she again checked to see if there was a group local to her new home and and found us, although we are more than six miles away from her home, she decided to join us to experience that Goodgym Magic.

Eight of us set off on our jog from solutions to Howard Primary where we were met by Magda and Hannah, rounding up the group to the tidy sum of 10.

Our task was to weed an area at the back of the school that had been taken over by thistles, daisies, weeds and some black berry bushes. It was painful (not because of the thorns on the plant) to have to cut back the black berries as they were laden with fruits which for an adult is dangerous at times but for the young children who wanted to use the area even more dangerous.

The group spread across the area to be cleared and set about our task. As we were neari g the end of completing the task, myself, Ian, Karim, Nicola and Kate agreed we would attempt the schools, daily mile challenge to see how many laps the children had to complete in order to achieve a mile. It took some of us 32.5, 32.5 laps to complete the mile. Would it take the same amount for the children given they are smaller?

Next week we are going to assist unique roots at the allotments sign up here

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Kate Bowden has run a 10k for the first time. Sun 12 Jun 2022

Kate has just run their first 10k. 10,000 metres would take you most of the way across London. It's far. Kate now knows a bit of what it might be like to be Mo Farah.

Kate Bowden completed a training run • Cissbury Ring Run
Sun 12 Jun
10.1km
01:09:26
06:50/km
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