Group Fitness Activities
Hogacre Common is a brilliant wild space tucked away West of the Abingdon Road.
OxGrow have a community growing space there and have requested some Goodgym muscle to get various tasks completed.
OxGrow community garden suffered quite a lot of damage in the winter storms, so we will be helping with repairs, getting irrigation lines in, and various other jobs.
Tools will be provided, but please bring your own gardening gloves.
If you would like to join a group run to the task meet at Falcon Boat Club car park, Meadow Lane, OX44BJ at 5:50pm. It’s under 2 miles to the task location from there.
If you would prefer to meet at the task meet at the railway bridge at the end of the track which goes down between South Oxford Adventure Playground and Grandpont Recreation Ground, location pin here. Meeting time 6:10pm.
Our GoodGym May morning extravaganza finished with a task in the garden of Flo's The Place in the Park - a local community hub and delightful cafe. Thomas was awarded the Garland of Joy to wear throughout the session in celebration of reaching 10 Good Deeds. Well done Thomas!
We had weeding to do and a pirate ship to paint (as you do), and 13 bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived GoodGymers to do it. Holly and Katie got the yarn-bombing task of cordoning off the pirate ship while the varnish dried with brightly coloured knitting wool. Hazard tape is so 2021. The rest of us divided up between weeding and pruning the garden, or sanding and varnishing the pirate ship. A break for complimentary coffee and pastries kept us with enough energy to get through til 11am despite the early start for May morning celebrations, and we're pretty sure we didn't weed anything that shouldn't be weeded.
A successful 1st task of May!
A group of GoodGymmers attended the unique 500-year old Oxford tradition of May Morning. At 6am choristers sang the Hymnus Eucharisticus from the top of Magdalen College's Great Tower after which, GoodGym followed a multitude of Morris Men, weary students and the Green Man back to the Radcliffe Camera. A run through University Parks was topped off with a well deserved breakfast before some of the group made their way on to other GoodGym tasks.
Join us for the return of a famous Oxford tradition - May Morning.
5/5/15am: Meet on Magdalen Bridge. 6am: Magdalen College choir sing from the Great Tower. After a brief service there are more short choral pieces followed by bell ringing. 6.20/30am: Morris dancing in Radcliffe Square and various locations across the city centre. There is also music on the steps of the Clarendon Building on Broad Street. 6.45/7am: GoodGym Run (Distance tbc but probably 7.5-10km) 8am: Breakfast!