Kaz Podstolski

Wandsworth

15Good deeds

15runs

112cheers

Kaz Podstolski has completed 15 good deeds with GoodGym. Sat 29 Jan 2022

Kaz has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym

Kaz Podstolski went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Community Gardening @ Thorlands

Sat 29 Jan

Thor Lands Community Gardens in Camberwell offers a range of tasks for us to get involved with! There is an on-going project to convert this half an acre site into a thriving garden for the residents and locals to love. We meet at the "Walled Garden", which for newbies can be located exactly here using "what3words" - share.wished.rips. There is a variety of tasks from composting to weeding, sawing wood to cutting back brambles and raking leaves to planting trees - each week is different.

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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Kaz Podstolski signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Litter Picking with SOLLA (South London Litter Action)

Sat 29 Jan 10:30 am
Walworth Garden Centre, 206 Manor Place, London, SE17 3BN
Cleaning up green spaces in Southwark / Lambeth!

Every Saturday, 10:30am, a bunch of us meet to clear away litter from parks, playgrounds and streets together in South London. Come and join South London Litter Action (SOLLA), as and when you can - everyone is welcome. The more hands the merrier!

SOLLA is volunteer-led group founded in 2021, bringing together people who want to see our neighbourhoods a bit (much) less littered.

On joining, you'll be given a free litter picking kit to keep you safe and sound and happy in your brilliant service to the community.

TIME: 10:30am- 12:30pm

MEETING SPOT: Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, London SE17 3BN.

WHAT TO BRING: A bin liner and your own gloves (gardening gloves are fine), but if you don't have these Harriet can supply you. Just email sollalondon@gmail.com

REMEMBER: Beware of any sharp objects that may be obscured from view - and please remain socially distanced throughout the activity.

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Kaz Podstolski went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Litter Picking with SOLLA (South London Litter Action)

Sat 29 Jan

Every Saturday, 10:30am, a bunch of us meet to clear away litter from parks, playgrounds and streets together in South London. Come and join South London Litter Action (SOLLA), as and when you can - everyone is welcome. The more hands the merrier!

SOLLA is volunteer-led group founded in 2021, bringing together people who want to see our neighbourhoods a bit (much) less littered.

On joining, you'll be given a free litter picking kit to keep you safe and sound and happy in your brilliant service to the community.

TIME: 10:30am- 12:30pm

MEETING SPOT: Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, London SE17 3BN.

WHAT TO BRING: A bin liner and your own gloves (gardening gloves are fine), but if you don't have these Harriet can supply you. Just email sollalondon@gmail.com

REMEMBER: Beware of any sharp objects that may be obscured from view - and please remain socially distanced throughout the activity.

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Kaz Podstolski has run a race with GoodGym for the first time. Sat 29 Jan 2022

Kaz has done their first race with GoodGym. Performing on the day is a lot of pressure; Kaz's dealt with the nerves and turned up on the day to make it happen.

Kaz Podstolski went on a race
Race
Southwark

Parkrun On Tour (South London Edition): Burgess Park

Sat 29 Jan

Every last Saturday of the month, let's meet-up/takeover a different parkrun in South London, this is the schedule I propose throughout the year:

  • January 29th - Burgess Park
  • February 26th - Brockwell
  • March 26th - Southwark
  • April 30th - Hilly Fields
  • May 28th - Tooting
  • June 25th - Crystal Palace
  • July 30th - Peckham Rye
  • August 27th - Beckenham
  • September 24th - Dulwich
  • October 29th - Clapham
  • November 26th - Catford
  • December 17th - Bushy

Meet at the start line 10-15 minutes before, run the Parkrun at your own pace and those who finish first can cheer on the rest! After everyone has completed their 5k run and we get that all important group photo, for those who want to stay on, we'll get a hot beverage (whatever is your poison).

What are parkruns?

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. You can run, walk or volunteer at parkruns. You can even take your dog (if you have one) along! If you have never run a parkrun before, they are a great way to get into running in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Remember, it's FREE, but you can register here to keep a profile (number of parkruns you do, times, etc.).

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Kaz Podstolski went on a group run
Group run
Lambeth

Portico, Portico, Wherefore art thou Portico?

Tue 25 Jan
Report written by Tim Wheatley

Last night 11 of us met for another Tuesday night group run at Papas Park. we were running to the Portico Gallery in West Norwood, its one of the longest run we do at Lambeth Goodgym, a total of 8.5 km, so we were feeling a bit nervous about whether we would make it or not. 😲

Lambeth TF member and all round creative superstar Tim led the group out start to finish - awesome stuff Tim!

After a quick warm up we set off at a steady pace and started the climb up to West Norwood. The run was long, and hard work but we all made it and felt very proud of ourselves. At the Portico Gallery we met John who explained that they were painting the floor for a music video this week so needed everything on the floor moved up onto the stage. We split into two groups, half of us rearranged the stage whilst the other picked up tables, chairs, picture frames, plants, mirrors and benches and carried them over to the stage for storage.

In under 25 mins we were done and the floor was clear and ready for painting. John was very happy as it would have taken him hours to move all the furniture on his own.

As we left we said goodbye to some runners who made there own way home, the rest of us then ran back another 4k but luckily this time it was down hill.

For lots of us it was either the furthest we had run in a long time or our first time doing that distance so when we go home we felt equally exhausted and triumphant! 🤩

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Kaz Podstolski signed up to a race
Race
Southwark

Parkrun On Tour (South London Edition): Burgess Park

Sat 29 Jan 08:45 am
Burgess Park, London, SE5 0RJ
A 5k run & to experience a different Parkrun each month with other GoodGymers

Every last Saturday of the month, let's meet-up/takeover a different parkrun in South London, this is the schedule I propose throughout the year:

  • January 29th - Burgess Park
  • February 26th - Brockwell
  • March 26th - Southwark
  • April 30th - Hilly Fields
  • May 28th - Tooting
  • June 25th - Crystal Palace
  • July 30th - Peckham Rye
  • August 27th - Beckenham
  • September 24th - Dulwich
  • October 29th - Clapham
  • November 26th - Catford
  • December 17th - Bushy

Meet at the start line 10-15 minutes before, run the Parkrun at your own pace and those who finish first can cheer on the rest! After everyone has completed their 5k run and we get that all important group photo, for those who want to stay on, we'll get a hot beverage (whatever is your poison).

What are parkruns?

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. You can run, walk or volunteer at parkruns. You can even take your dog (if you have one) along! If you have never run a parkrun before, they are a great way to get into running in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Remember, it's FREE, but you can register here to keep a profile (number of parkruns you do, times, etc.).

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Kaz Podstolski signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Community Gardening @ Thorlands

Sat 29 Jan 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

Thor Lands Community Gardens in Camberwell offers a range of tasks for us to get involved with! There is an on-going project to convert this half an acre site into a thriving garden for the residents and locals to love. We meet at the "Walled Garden", which for newbies can be located exactly here using "what3words" - share.wished.rips. There is a variety of tasks from composting to weeding, sawing wood to cutting back brambles and raking leaves to planting trees - each week is different.

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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Kaz Podstolski went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

That prick, Brambles!

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by Sam Lefevre

Rushing from a litter pick around Kennington, but arriving still ten minutes before the start of this session, Sam was surprised to see Kaz waiting inside the "Walled" garden. He still is adjusting his running pace as he ran from Clapham. Yet, I guess it's best to be early than late as Simon kindly reminded us at the end of the session.

We had a couple of newbies to "Thorlands", Emma cycled all the way from Rotherhithe to see what the hype was all about after reading about our weekly sessions in the "Oh My Goodness" weekly emails from Sam. Tilly brought her cousin, Lucy along as she done a parkrun, her regular shopping mission in Clapham and had brunch with her aunt and cousin, who convinced her to tag along for this session! Great to have you both and thank you for tackling the bindweed and brambles, respectively.

We were back in the "Forest" garden to continue with the over-arching vision of turning this "Forest" garden into a space for residents and locals to enjoy. Our teams were split as:

Kaz and Lindy had to save 60 samplings bunched up in 6 spots as well as a young hazel tree and a weed-looking like plant before they could churn over the soil and take out the roots. They worked so hard that Kaz didn't know how much strength he had that he split his pitch-fork in half 😲 yet, this didn't stop him as he just took another fork as well as the mattock to find those roots.

Emma and Lucie took care of the bindweed either side of the fence and discarded them in a bin liner as bindweed come back with a vengeance. Once they were done there, they split up and Emma was delighted to saw some wood whilst Lucie with her tough gloves tackled the bramble roots.

This was where Tilly started, but her gloves weren't as tough as Lucie's, so she moved to try out some sawing until all the wood was done and her final task was to clear out the moss on the terrace tarmac as we start to prep this area. Lucy started with chopping and shaping the buddleia tree to look like the buddleia tree by the "Kitchen" garden and after some delicate pruning, she came to the bramble bashing team as it was all hands on deck to get those bramble roots out!

Finally, Lucy arrived slightly late, but that didn't diminish her contribution as she joined the bramble and composting team - ensuring that the right plants were composted in the right heap. Brambles in the white tonne bag, bindweed in the bin liner and all the rest on the compost heap.

We ended the session earlier as Simon noted that we needed to clean the tools after using them to ensure they last longer and thus, the final 10 minutes are dedicated for that.

Simon won't be around next Saturday, but Ruth and Bridget will hold the fort whilst we continue to tackle the brambles, roots and moss in the "Forest" garden. If the compost heap has mulched down, we can start putting down another layer of cupboard and mulch.

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