Kate Warre-Cornish

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16Good deeds

20runs

139cheers

Kate Warre-Cornish signed up to a group run
Group run
Lewisham

Come along to help at Crofton Books and Beecroft Garden!

Mon 9 Jul 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Help out at our local community bookshop and primary school

We always enjoy our visits to Crofton Books, let's run over to Crofton Park, to help out with a variety of tasks! If you were with us last week, you might want to continue the work on the flowerbed at Beecroft Garden School, it's a double-task week!

If you are new to GoodGym, expect to be made to feel very welcome, we don't leave anyone behind and we chat as we run. We also have access to lockers and changing rooms at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a (returnable) £1 coin to use these.

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Kate Warre-Cornish completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 11 Jun
7.7km
41:05
05:19/km
Kate Warre-Cornish completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 4 Jun
7.6km
41:39
05:27/km
Kate Warre-Cornish has run their first 5k. Mon 4 Jun 2018

Kate has just logged their first 5k with GoodGym. Kate has joined the ranks of Athletes like Tirunesh Dibaba - running gracefully over 5000 metres. Show Kate some love.

Kate Warre-Cornish went on a group run
Group run
Lewisham

By the GRACE of GoodGym our Spring collection will be ready

Mon 14 May
Report written by Adele Prince

Sharing the love between two tasks, 31 runners took to the streets of Lewisham to cover between 5 and 5.5km.

Thank you this week to Conroy and the GRACE team for our lovely title pun

The foyer at Glass Mill was awash with red t-shirts this evening and we were pleased to welcome some new faces. Hello and Lewisham Love to Oli, Kanatta, Caitlin and Julia (who were here to interview us for their university radio piece, we look forward to hearing the - slightly breathless - results!). How lovely also to welcome back Andy, who returned after having run the London Marathon recently.

Another great weekend of running and racing! We had:

  • Juliet at the Bewl Water Half-Marathon (that will have been a toughie!)
  • Bradley at the Greenwich Park 10k

and a whole host of lovelies over in Bucharest with the GoodGym Race Team, running a hot half-marathon, well done to:

There were 100+ runners representing GoodGym in Bucharest, running, cheering and celebrating, isn't that marvellous?!

If you like your racing short but very sweet, we have the now annual GoodGym Olympic Games coming up on Saturday June 30th, at the Parliament Hill track. You will be able to take your pick from events such as the egg and spoon, sack race, GoodGym relay (and some more 'serious' track running events, such as 400, 800, 1500m and so on). To join in you need to sign up here and also let Conroy know, so he can keep track and make sure we have all of the events covered. Last year's event was top notch fun and having you there will make it even better!

To the tasks!

Yes tasks, plural. This week we were off to Hither Green to help the Scouts with some painting at the Ted Ray Hall and a little bit further towards Lee, to help GRACE in their shop. A big thank you to Conroy for leading the group over to GRACE. On our way to the Scout Hall, we chatted about the Great Hilly Fields parkrun Diversion of 2018, where a whole load of runners accidentally went the wrong way on Saturday. Oh how we chuckled, then promptly lost our back-marker group. Well done back-markers Jacqueline and Sarah for finding your way to the hall and well done also on running that little bit further (sorry!).

We were met at the task by Janet, who quickly showed everyone in and, in true Scout style, was well and truly prepared, with sheets of plastic laid on the floor, brushes and paint ready to go and refreshments for our thirsty runners. The wall that needed our attention was currently a shade of render grey, but before long the white paint was going on and the chatter was getting louder. As you can see from the photos, we could only reach so far, so out came a few ladders and those who wanted to, tried to get a little more covered. Stepping back to survey the work, we all enjoyed a Nice biscuit (prompting the big 'Nice' or 'Nice' debate. Answers on a postcard please). It seemed rude to leave the top part of the wall unfinished, so we have decided to spare a few runners next week, since we will be just along the road at the Springbank Community Garden. Giving ourselves a big round of applause, off we headed, keeping a very close eye on our back-marking team.

Meanwhile, over in Leegate...

Let’s be Brief Our friends over at GRACE have been busy packing clothes for their next mission abroad, so they haven’t had time to hanger around their shop to get it ready with their spring collection. Ten GoodGymers pulled their socks up and ran over to help, lucky for them there was no skirting around as we got stuck in. Not only were we able to sort and hang the spring collection in the shop, but we were also able to move their fridge to their new kitchen. Not sure how many of you have seen the man running the marathon with a fridge or washing machine strapped to his back, but you had to be there tonight to witness Tom climbing the stairs with a 5ft fridge freezer on his back. Unfortunately there is no photographic evidence as I couldn’t get him to freezer for the moment. Not to worry, he had support from three others and was able to run home. As always, we were thanked for the amount of work we did in a shorts space of time.

Awesome pun action there team!

On our return to Glass Mill, we found the GRACE team waiting for us, trying very unconvincingly to tell us that they had already done the 1km time trial and a number of squats (they looked remarkably fresh...). As we didn't believe a word that they said, we embarked on a bit of GG Olympic Games practice, with a rather daft four-person-velcro relay. As we didn't have the velcro to hand, we just put our hands on each other's shoulders and trotted along like dressage ponies. What fun!

Next week we will be heading to Hither Green again (it is the HG Festival at the moment, with lots of great events taking place), to tend to the Springbank Community Garden (and to complete the painting for the Scouts). Sign up here to join in, it'll be a lot of fun.

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Kate Warre-Cornish signed up to a group run
Group run
Lewisham

Help the Scouts at the Hither Green Festival and fill the rails at GRACE!

Mon 14 May 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Let's spruce up the hall!

We are excited this week, to be heading over to Hither Green, as part of the Hither Green Festival where we will be helping to paint, tidy, weed and prune at the Scout Hall. Expect a run of around 5km, a great variety of jobs to choose from and plenty of chat! It's a two-task week, with a smaller group running over to GRACE, to help to organise the shop area, another 5k run, but a very different take, take your pick!

If you are new to GoodGym, expect to be made to feel very welcome, we don't leave anyone behind and we chat as we run. We also have access to lockers and changing rooms at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a (returnable) £1 coin to use these.

See you soon!

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Kate Warre-Cornish has completed 15 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 30 Apr 2018

Kate has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym

Kate Warre-Cornish completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 30 Apr
2.8km
15:59
05:41/km
Kate Warre-Cornish went on a group run
Group run
Lewisham

Doughnut stop me now, I'm having such a GoodGym time!

Mon 30 Apr
Report written by Adele Prince

Covering 5km of running, 28 superheroes took to the streets of Lewisham to help out at Crofton Books.

Did you see GoodGym on the BBC news last week? Have a look at the clip here, all about reducing isolation by bringing people together once a week, for a chat. A few of our runners have been visiting their 'coach' this week and others have been on 'missions' to help someone in their home. Nykolette and Monica even did a mission parkrun mash-up, they're unstoppable!

In other news, Bradley got another PB. Yes, another. We will be naming this weekly feature, Bradley Corner, where we can come and admire his rapidly growing collection of medals. This time he surprised even himself, by going sub-40 for 10k, wowsers! Over in beautiful Pembrokeshire, Eleanor ran a hilly trail race, running herself right onto the podium as third female! Well done both of you!

There's only one Conroy Barnett

Back in January 2015, at our first ever GoodGym Lewisham group run, I remember a smiley person in a woolly bobble hat bouncing into the foyer. When we took our group photo he lay down at the front, making himself at home and there he has stayed (not on the floor, he's got up and run a fair bit since). Tonight, our very own Conroy did his 100th good deed! Since he joined us on that first run, he has done missions, coach running, helped to support his fellow runners (even cycling alongside them on long training runs whilst injured himself), he has paced at parkrun, encouraged his friends to do hill sessions and has become a run leader, to help me out. Well done Conroy, what a loyal and supportive member of the group you are!

Joining us for their very first GoodGym group run tonight were Paul, Valentina and Ines and visiting from Wandsworth (dragged along by our Stephen) was Morag. A big sprinkling of Lewisham Love to you all!

And there was a task too!

Yes, amongst all this we had a task to do! Tonight's recipient of our goodness was Crofton Books, the wonderful second hand and vintage bookshop at Crofton Park Library. Here, we met Jason, who quickly reeled off a list of tasks, with smaller groups of people breaking off to get on with them. The building was a-glow with red t-shirts tackling a variety of jobs:

  • Collecting up, bagging and binning the rubbish at the side of the building

  • Sorting/organising/alphabetising/colourising(?) books in the various sections, including politics, health, gardening, art and architecture and philosophy

  • Carrying some heavy bags outside

  • Writing down ideas about how the different sections could be organised

  • Painting upstairs (and getting to wear awesome forensic kit - see photos)

As always, time here just slips away and I found myself jogging between the different areas, announcing how much (or little) time we had left. All stray books were quickly found a place, paint brushes and trays were put away and forensic gear peeled off, before Jason thanked us all and we were on our way.

Run for the hills!

It's been a while since we were over here and in the daylight too, so what better way to celebrate than with a few hill repeats?! Yessss! We all know (but sometimes forget) that hill training is really good for you (it's like the running equivalent of eating your greens), encouraging good form, building strength, improving overall fitness; it's magic! We often concentrate on the uphill, but tonight we looked at our downhill technique, concentrating on 'letting go', allowing gravity to do its thing and going 'weeeeeeee!' as we went.

Hilly Fields Sunset

All this effort - well done everyone - was rewarded with the most stunning sunset, which we admired as we got our breath back. Back at our start point, we talked about the GoodGym Monthly Social, which is happening this Thursday in the gorgeous Bromley. Have a look at the details here and join us at the Bridge House (and no, you don't have to run! You can even wear your 'nice' clothes). Next week we will be off to Wildcat Wilderness, to see the brand new polytunnel and get stuck in to some lovely outdoor tasks. Thank you to Nykolette, who brought along some lovely sweet treats to celebrate Conroy's milestone, yum!

See you soon!

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Kate Warre-Cornish signed up to a group run
Group run
Lewisham

All the fun at Crofton Books!

Mon 30 Apr 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Join us at our local community bookshop

We're very happy to be visiting the wonderful Crofton Books this week, where there will be a variety of tasks to choose from (including some in the outdoor area this time). Expect a 5k round trip and a fun task.

If you are new to GoodGym, expect to be made to feel very welcome, we don't leave anyone behind and we chat as we run. We also have access to lockers and changing rooms at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a (returnable) £1 coin to use these.

See you soon!

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