Katherine Mills

GoodGym Area Activator for Warwick and Leamington Spa. Loves being outdoors whether running, cycling, hiking or gardening.

Warwick & Leamington Spa

Area Activator

148Good deeds

212runs

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Katherine Mills signed up to a group run
Group run
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Weekly Group Run

Wed 29 Jun 18:15 pm
Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Task to be confirmed

Welcome to GoodGym Warwick and Leamington Spa! We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet regularly to get active and do a physical task to help the charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

The Task:

This week's task is yet to be confirmed but you can be assured it will be something active that will help us get fit whilst at the same time helping to improve or support our local community.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often 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. There is also the option to meet us closer to the start of the task if you prefer.

Where to meet

Meet outside the front of the Pump Rooms on the Parade. Free parking is available outside Jephson Gardens on Newbold Terrace after 6pm but we would encourage you to walk, run or cycle to join us if you are able to. There is cycle parking to the right of the Pump Rooms.

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Katherine Mills signed up to a group run
Group run
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Weekly Group Run

Wed 22 Jun 18:15 pm
Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Task to be confirmed

Welcome to GoodGym Warwick and Leamington Spa! We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet regularly to get active and do a physical task to help the charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

The Task:

This week's task is yet to be confirmed but you can be assured it will be something active that will help us get fit whilst at the same time helping to improve or support our local community.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often 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. There is also the option to meet us closer to the start of the task if you prefer.

Where to meet

Meet outside the front of the Pump Rooms on the Parade. Free parking is available outside Jephson Gardens on Newbold Terrace after 6pm but we would encourage you to walk, run or cycle to join us if you are able to. There is cycle parking to the right of the Pump Rooms.

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Katherine Mills signed up to a group run
Group run
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Weekly Group Run

Wed 15 Jun 18:15 pm
Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Task to be confirmed

Welcome to GoodGym Warwick and Leamington Spa! We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet regularly to get active and do a physical task to help the charities, community organisations and projects in our area.

The Task:

This week's task is yet to be confirmed but you can be assured it will be something active that will help us get fit whilst at the same time helping to improve or support our local community.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often 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. There is also the option to meet us closer to the start of the task if you prefer.

Where to meet

Meet outside the front of the Pump Rooms on the Parade. Free parking is available outside Jephson Gardens on Newbold Terrace after 6pm but we would encourage you to walk, run or cycle to join us if you are able to. There is cycle parking to the right of the Pump Rooms.

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Katherine Mills went on a race
Race
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Tri-ing our best!

Sun 22 May
Report written by Katherine Mills

2 Goodgymers tested their endurance with the Coventry Sprint Triathlon.

Katherine's start time was first so she had completed her swim before Nigel entered the pool but appreciated his support from the balcony.

Having been chilly before the start, adrenaline kicked in as we moved from the swim to the bike with no chance to get cold. This year there were a few additional sets of traffic lights due to HS2 which unfortunately Katherine got caught in 3 times and Nigel twice, but this will be taken into account for the final times.

Despite jelly legs for the first half of the run - the downhill on the way back gave us a bit of a boost for the finish, along with the great support from the marshals all the way around the course. Many thanks to Coventry Triathletes for organising such a great event.

Final results TBC once the traffic light delays have been taken into account!

Loved seeing a partially sighted competitor taking part on a tandem - this really is such an inclusive sport and I would encourage anyone who hasn't done a tri and fancies it, to give it a try! :-)

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Katherine Mills went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

One hellebore of a garden!

Sat 21 May
Report written by Katherine Mills

2 Goodgymers returned to Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick this afternoon to help with maintaining the beautiful gardens.

Having been to Lord Leycester a number of times before for other tasks, little did we know there was a spectacular secret garden hidden away at the back of the building - a little oasis in the middle of Warwick town.

Upon arrival we were tasked with clearing and cutting back one of the borders where a number of hellebores and bluebells had now finished flowering. Cutting these plants back helped to tidy up the border and will give other plants a chance to thrive. We also dug up lots of green alkanet which had run riot and started to take over. The elderflower and huge rose bush also needed a hair cut.

We were able to recharge our batteries part way through with a much appreciated cup of tea in these beautiful surroundings. Then back to work to finish off clearing the border and chopping everything up so that it would fit into the green waste bins and compost piles. With the green waste bins full there was time for a quick wander around the stunning outdoor space, taking in the incredible magnolia trees before heading off.

It felt a real privilege to be able to enjoy and help to maintain these magnificent gardens at a time when they are currently closed to the public due to the building renovations taking place this year. Looking forward to the next time!

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Katherine Mills completed a ride • Afternoon Ride
Sat 21 May
6.4km
21:18
03:20/km
Katherine Mills completed a ride • Morning Ride
Sat 21 May
5.6km
18:33
03:19/km
Katherine Mills went on a community mission
Community mission
Coventry

What a nightmare’s tail!

Sat 21 May
Report written by Laura P

Three Goodgymers walked and cycled to the Team Springboard allotment to support with the upkeep of the allotment so that it can be enjoyed by toddler groups, primary school children and adults alike.

Our tasks for the morning were to plant out beans and weed the beds of mare’s tail which is particularly tricky to remove because of the very long roots. Our morning ended with a lovely cuppa and a biscuit and a catch up chat. We love visiting Team Springboard and are looking forward to coming back next week!!

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Katherine Mills signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Helping the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum with moving boxes

Mon 23 May 18:30 pm
St John's House, Warwick, CV34 4NF

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Helping this historic museum to relocate

We have been asked by the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum based at St John's House in Warwick with moving some boxes and other items. The museum is currently in the process of relocating within Warwick, so they have their work cut out!

This task will involve moving some of the following items down either one or two flights of stairs to the main entrance hall:

  • Desk, chair, table, bookcase and 2 x filing cabinets
  • Approx 47 boxes of medals
  • Pictures and Freedom scrolls/pictures (12-15 items)
  • Approx 10 Boxes with objects in

This is a community mission so we will meet at the task meaning that no group run is involved. However, we would encourage you to run, walk or cycle to the task if you are able to. The task itself will also be a good workout with all those stairs!

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Katherine Mills went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

It's a wrap!

Thu 19 May
Report written by Katherine Mills

1 Goodgymer returned to help LWS Night Shelter with sorting donations.

Today was a momentous occasion as after 4 months of regular community missions to help LWS Night Shelter with sorting their donations that were received over the festive period - we finally sorted and organised the last of the items in the storage facility!

The last few bits of clothing were sorted today which involved an awful lot of socks, boxer shorts and coats, along with a few scarves, hats and gloves. It was then a case of labeling and moving the boxes around making the whole container look a lot more organised.

It has been a huge team effort to help this charity get all their donations into tip top shape with a total of 111 people hours of work.

Whilst the task is complete for now - I'm sure we will be back :-)

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