Former GoodGym trainer for Lambeth. Lover of running around Brockwell Park & Tooting Bec. Quite loud.
Sam, Daryl and I met outside Mr J's flat and put on our masks and cleaned our hands. We were ready to move a sofa! It was going smoothly as we unzipped the cushions and got them outside, the easy bit!
Next the challenge of getting a big sofa out of a narrow door. How did they get it in? We asked for a screwdriver to remove the feet. Mr. J' s son came by and after taking them off we still couldn't get it through the door. What next?
After unzipping the underside of the sofa we saw the solution, taking an arm off. Luckily the toolkit had the spanner required and the arm came off. With that, it was easy to get it out of the flat and then way out back to the dump. A second trip took the cushions away and now there is space for a hospital bed, so Mr J's partner can come home for Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you both!
Katie has travelled far and wide and reached 10 different GoodGym areas. Nothing will keep Katie still, they are still hungry for more. Keep moving Katie.
Well that was something else, as the clock ticked down to 7pm I won’t lie I was a little nervous however as soon as I pressed live (and it worked, this has not always happened in practice) we were off.
So after all the prep it was show time, Saturday night, after a whirlwind 2 months from thinking it up, it went live and I have to say what a fun experience it was.
So in total 29 areas got involved sending in clips of their finest duvet making, tin stacking, shoe putting on, tin blowing, boat wafting, planking and jumping clips it was something else, we even had a virtual elimination 5km race, which if I don’t mind typing was extremely tense. I was bowled over by the level of entries, not only that but we also were sent loads of different area videos which feature a bit about what some of the GoodGym areas have been getting up to during these times. We even got the marching band back together to play the GoodGym Games Anthem.
All in all it was wonderful, from the commentators who provided such good commentary throughout to the participants who just got involved. I was delighted to see so many watched throughout and loved reading the comments, the aim for organising these types of things is to hopefully bring members of the community together as I think we have so many different and wonderful characters.
The overall winners of the two trophies up for grabs were GoodGym Lambeth taking the Kerry-Barnard Cup and GoodGym Haringey taking the Hunter-Sidhu Shield on the last event.
Not only did we have that going on, my inbox was full of delicious bakes and carefully crafted veg/fruit. I think the standard just keeps going up a notch through sourdough loafs to delicious cupcakes, however the winner this year in the public vote was Imogen with her winning baking creation "3 We're all having a good lime (cake)"
Please note more photos from the entries will be added in the coming days.
I also do want to thank the GoodGym Games committee who have been wonderful to work with, I brought this idea to the table when the GoodGym in Oxford was postponed and together we made it into last nights show, they are deserves a massive cheer, with special mention to Mark Gilyead, who had edited more clips than I would like to say, thank you.
Thank you Aidan Padfield, Beth Hoskins, Graham Atkins, Mark Gilyead, Steph Turner and Will Dowsett. Massive cheers. Special mention also to GoodGym members John Gutteridge, Chris Howsen and Tim Wheatley for all your help putting this together also and to the wonderful GoodGym members who were the sounds for the night the comentators Steve Jenkins, Teresa Gebski, Tim Dwyer, Peter Gillibrand, James Kerry-Barnard, John Hunter, Catherine Speed and Ivo Gormley, just fantastic.
Here's a video for all the team: video
Mrs H needs to self-isolate so I gave her a helping hand with some shopping. Armed with my list I had to go to not one but two shops to get everything I needed. This involved carrying three big bottles of water and the nice security guard at the coop gave me one of their bags for free. What a guy.
Good luck staying safe Mrs H!