Katie Allan

Camden

116Good deeds

116runs

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Lambeth

Join the Friends of Kennington Park's Gardening Session

Sun 14 Nov 12:00 pm
Kennington Park, St Agnes Place, London, SE11 4BB
Make the park a lovely space for visitors

Kennington Park's Old English Garden is a delightful spot behind the sports courts (and they've even won a load of awards for how nice it is!)

They've asked for a hand with helping to get the garden in shape before Winter hits.

We'll join them from 12-1pm but they're there until 4pm so feel free to stick around!

We'll meet here. Please bring gardening gloves!

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Southwark

Community Gardening @ Thorlands

Sat 13 Nov 12:00 pm
Thor Lands Gardens , Elsinore House, Denmark Road , London , SE5 9EJ
Will allow the community garden to flourish and for local residents to enjoy the natural space and food that is grow there

A range of tasks are on offer at Thor Lands Community Gardens in Camberwell, from shifting and wheelbarrowing bark to cutting back weeds and more relaxed gardening tasks. There is something for all levels of workout!

Health and Safety first: Please be advised that the task owner, Simon, cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and would like us to be considerate, keep social distancing from him and to stay home if you develop a constant sneeze or cough.

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Islington

Come and Guide Run with Achilles International (Paddington Rec Track!)

Thu 4 Nov 18:00 pm
Maida Vale Underground Station, Exit Gates, Elgin Ave,, London, W9 1JS
Be a sighted runner and explore the world of guide running!

Achilles International are an amazing organisation who link guide with blind and particially sighted runners, and they are looking for potential guides for future training sessions.

Goodgym (and parkrun) communities have been very supportive of this team over the years, so we are looking to see if we can introduce more runners to the world of guiding.

Paddington Rec Track Running

From this Thursday through to Spring, Achilles International will be hosting their weekly VI running group session at Paddington Rec Track, an open access 400m track, 5 minutes walk from Maida Vale Station.

How do I get involved?

We are looking for volunteers to come and help our runners from Maida Vale station, over to our meeting spot near Paddington Rec Track, and back again afterwards. TFL staff are on hand to assist with the runners journey to and from Maida Vale.

We are looking for guides to navigate the runners during the session (paces and distances will be discussed beforehand), and to look out for obstacles and hazards during the run.

Open to runners of all guiding experience

If you are not confident with guiding a runner at first, you are welcome to run with a guiding couple to watch their techniques and how it is done.

What do I do now

If you are interested, sign up here.

We will contact you on Wednesday, and link you to the Achilles International WhatsApp group to discuss our plans for Thursday evening.

Introduce yourself, and let us know your guiding experience, and we will work together to create an awesome group!

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Katie Allan went on a group run
Group run
Lambeth

Come flyer with me, let's flyer, let's flyer away...

Tue 2 Nov
Report written by Mark Gilyead

13 massive legends met this evening for a run and a good deed.

We were helping out Get Rid Of & Donate (GROAD) with some leafleting to get more people to donate their unused things for rough sleeper and refugee projects.

First, we met at Papa's, welcomed brand-new-to-GoodGym Charlotte, Vic and Nick - 👏👏👏

Then we had our SPOTM prize to give out:

Poster Boy ✉️

The worthy recipient of a foam pig, 2 Brixton Brewery stickers, a “Run Sandringham” buff and a historic Lambeth walks leaflet - Adam! Who has done an incredible about of good over the last month (17 good deeds) across 4 different areas. So good.


After a quick warm up, we ran over to Herne Hill to meet Andrea from GROAD who gave us a load of leaflets and instructed us on the areas to cover.

  • My group had a pretty easy run up Half Moon Lane (though there was lots of running between some big houses…)

  • Frances & co had the maze of Delawyck Crescent to navigate (which they think they did successfully?!)

  • And Nathan’s team ran a bit further, towards Dulwich, though they hit some issues…

Lost Property 🏠

Magda found a good side road to flyer, but when she came back out the others were gone…

Thankfully she turned up back at our meeting point having taken a little diversion so all was fine in the end.

It even gave the rest of us a chance to warm up with some circuits - wall sits, jumping jacks and squats!


We then had a speedy run back to base for some stretches.

Great stuff guys!! 🔥🔥

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Group run
Lambeth

Triple Task Tuesday ✅✅✅

Tue 9 Nov 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
MARK'S LAST LAMBETH RUN

After a last minute cancellation, we have not one, but three opportunities to do good across Lambeth!

📬Our longer run option will be to post leaflets for the fab Get Rid Of & Donate - it'll be about 6k in total.

🍂 Brixton Road Youth Club have asked us for a hand bagging all the leaves once again! That's about 2k away.

🍂And Papa's Park have also asked if we can clear their leaves too! That shouldn't take too long, so this team will then join the others at Brixton Road.

Afterwards we'll head to the pub if anyone fancies it! 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻


New to GG Lambeth? We're a super friendly group who meet at Papa's Park near Brixton Station at 7pm on Tuesdays. We run to a local organisation, do a physical task for them and run back by 8:30. You can leave things in Papa's Cafe where there's a loo too! Email me if you've got any questions??

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Lambeth

Leafletting For Get Rid Of & Donate

Tue 2 Nov 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Spread the word so more people donate their unused stuff!

Get Rid Of And Donate (GROAD) do amazing work taking people's unused clothes, homeware, furniture and toys and repurposing it for their refugee and rough sleeper projects. They rely on a steady stream of donations, and spreading the word through flyering is one of the best way to make people aware.

We'll be running 3km to North Dulwich and then run/walking around the houses dropping leaflets through letter boxes.


New to GG Lambeth? We're a super friendly group who meet at Papa's Park near Brixton Station at 7pm on Tuesdays. We run to a local organisation, do a physical task for them and run back by 8:30. You can leave things in Papa's Cafe where there's a loo too! Email me if you've got any questions??

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Group run
Lambeth

How Deep Is Your Bulb? #RunBrightatNight

Tue 26 Oct
Report written by Mark Gilyead

Well either 3cm or 10 cm, depending on the size of the bulb.

Tonight's task and accompanying subject matter was all about bulbs and keeping light!

We met at Papa's, welcomed Hannah to her first GoodGym run 🥳 and discussed different types of light 💡 with some very clever/somewhat questionable answers... Former GG Lambeth runner/legend (and now GG York Area Activator!) Nicky wanted to start a conversation about how important it is to make ourselves visible when running at night. Our red tees are pretty good, but some reflective strips/those fancy silver jackets are definitely a good shout.

#RunBrightatNight

And suggestions of using headtorches, regular torches and light bulbs fit in very well with the evening's task...


We split into a couple of groups, going 2 or 4k to Fairholme House which provides sheltered accommodation. When we arrived, Anke and Conrad showed us a very well prepared area of grass, with a perfect number of trowels (and one spinny bulb apple corer type gizmo) and a selection of different bulbs - snowdrops, daffodils and fritallia meleagris which really are chequered! 🤯

How Deep Is Your Bulb?

Anke explained how bulbs need to be planted at twice the depth of the bulb's size (e.g. 1.5cm bulb needs to be covered in 3cm soil) - useful to know!

We whizzed through the task, and were done in 20 minutes! We took a quick snap and then headed back via Wyck Gardens for some Rock, Paper, Scissors action (feat. sprints, wall sits and squats).


This evening's bakes were kindly provided by Aislin - some mouthwateringly delicious sticky toffee muffins. 🤤😋🧁

CLICK HERE to sign up for next week's Group Run to deliver some leaflets for Get Rid Of & Donate.

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Lambeth

Planting Bulbs at Fairholme House

Tue 26 Oct 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Surprise the residents in the Spring with some beautiful blooms

Fairholme House provides sheltered accommodation and we've previously helped out with spreading some woodchip and compost turning.

This week we're back with community gardening heroes Urban Growth to help plant a load of bulbs.

It'll be dark so please bring a headtorch if you can - And gardening gloves too please! It's 2km away but we'll have a longer run option for those that fancy it.


New to GG Lambeth? We're a super friendly group who meet at Papa's Park near Brixton Station at 7pm on Tuesdays. We run to a local organisation, do a physical task for them and run back by 8:30. You can leave things in Papa's Cafe where there's a loo too! Email me if you've got any questions??

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