Kieran Venner

York

TaskForce

20Good deeds

70runs

300cheers

TaskForce achievements

3

Community Missions
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0

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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Kieran Venner went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Getting Hammered

Thu 29 Apr
Report written by Kieran Venner

8 of us GoodGymers were tasked with sifting a large pile of soil from newly constructed outdoor gym equipment and transporting it to use as a top layer dusting in the park.

After locating Roger and his garrison of tools and receiving his instructions from Zinnie, we set to enacting the plan of dividing up into a streamlined team. With the plan out of the window, Michal, Jenna, Mitch, Laura and Steve (when he turned up) got to hammering the clumps (apparently no one's favourite word) of soil into fine grains - roughly translated to slightly smaller clumps ready for sifting. Zinnie and Kieran alternated shovelling more soil, distributing clumps amongst the hammer-wielders and sifting the soil with their tools - hands.

With shovels, hammers, stones, a sifter and a wheelbarrow the group soon became a well-oiled machine producing 6 wheelbarrows of fine soil and getting rid of as much clay as possible.

Running over time because we were having so much fun, all of the tools were transported to the shed after tackling the park gate leading to the final task of locking the padlock which Steve made short work of.

The mountain of soil is not yet conquered but as Michal said, 'at GoodGym we finish what we start,' so I'm sure we'll be back for more!

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Kieran Venner signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Ecoactive session with St Nicks

Sun 16 May 10:30 am
Millenium Fields, York, YO10 4EJ
Enhancing meadow habitat and wood chip paths

St Nicks invited us to take part in an Ecoactive session at the Millennium Fields. The session will involve soil inversion and seed sowing. UPDATE! Jonathan is aiming to get some woodchip delivered to do the paths as well as sowing and soil inversion.

We will be volunteering alongside St Nicks volunteers, however they will be in a separate team and at an appropriate distance from us. Tools for the task will be provided, but please bring your gardening gloves.

Meet by the small woodland copse half way up the fields on the river side.

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Kieran Venner completed a training run • Run back from GG
Wed 28 Apr
5.8km
39:20
06:43/km
Kieran Venner completed a training run • GG
Wed 28 Apr
6.7km
40:12
06:02/km
Kieran Venner went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Raking and a rat

Wed 28 Apr
Report written by Pete

As the poor weather of the previous day improved and the sun came out we were in luck with a lovely evening for a bit of GGing.

We were met by 3 volunteers from Chapmans Pond who were ready with instructions and tools and soon put us up to work. Arriving out of breath Max was managed a quick sprint along the lake to get his stava to read a nice whole number and then his first contribution was to find a dead rat. Here Pete, Liz, Max and Paul were digging a path and filling with bark to enable access to the bird feeders - hoping that we didnt disturb the nesting tits too much...

Meanwhile Abi, Dom, Babs and Kieran were working hard to rake up cuttings that were being produced as fast as they could be raked into the "compost wall". Abi "ladybird whisperer" succeeded in saving some of the local wildlife which was appropriate as the areas being raked are destined as a butterfly area, willow arch and wildlife area.

Great work from everyone and we were treated to cake before departing our separate ways for food and customer reviews of local hostelries...

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Kieran Venner signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Woodworking

Wed 19 May 18:30 pm
Greenfields Community Garden, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8LA
Rebuilding compost bins to provide space for green garden waste

Existing compost bins are falling apart and we were called to make them right. We will be putting them back to shape with the use of pallet wood, hammers and nails. We may have to give them a final sweep before building work starts.

Louise will be on site to provide guidance and tools.

Bring your gardening gloves.

Meeting at the garden gate, access from Greenfields, YO31 8LA

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Kieran Venner signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Emptying compost bins

Wed 12 May 18:30 pm
Greenfields Community Garden, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8LA
preparing space for new compost bins

Louise from the Greenfields Community Garden asked us to come back and finish emptying compost bins. The plan is to have them emptied before rebuilding them at the next task.

There is enough space for 3 people to continue emptying the bins and 3 to do other gardening tasks around the garden.

Louise will brief us and provide tools necessary for the task.

Bring your gardening gloves.

Meeting at the garden gate, access from Greenfields, YO31 8LA

///what3words: method.humble.judges

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Kieran Venner completed a training run • Run back from GG
Wed 21 Apr
1.4km
06:55
04:52/km
Kieran Venner completed a training run • 6
Wed 21 Apr
2.5km
12:44
05:09/km
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