51Good deeds



Laura completed a training run • Saturday non-parkrun-plus
Sat 23 Jan
Laura completed a training run • Slow and unsteady
Thu 21 Jan
Laura went on a training session
Training session

S'no real parkrun ... It's a GoodGym parkrun

Sat 16 Jan
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

Yesterday, GoodGym Stockport hosted the second in a series of (not) parkrun training sessions, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.

Saturday 16th saw an incredible 83 runners from GoodGyms up and down the country...and even overseas! (shout out to those who were running in GoodGym spirit from Prague and Spain!) pacing their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session.

It seems the elements were out in spectacular force with runners embracing the winter wonderland conditions!

All in all, a RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!

Next week, Saturday 23rd January, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Colchester to host. You can sign up here:

Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events.

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Laura completed a training run • Non-parkrun 5k + bonus
Sat 16 Jan
Laura completed a training run • Drizzly mid-week outing
Wed 13 Jan
Laura signed up to a training session
Training session

GoodGym (not)parkrun Week 2

Sat 16 Jan 23:55 pm
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Improve your fitness

After the incredible success of Norwich's meticulous hosting of the first GoodGym (not)parkrun,  GoodGym Stockport are hosting the second week of the national GoodGym (not)parkrun on Saturday 16th January!

GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit!

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form.

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events.  To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.

The first GoodGym (not)parkrun saw an amazing 76 GoodGym runners across the UK take part... can we make it over 100 this week? ;-)

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to or WhatsApp to 07969306127. 

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Laura signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Clearing bramble at Lower Road Community Garden

Sat 23 Jan 14:00 pm
Lower Road, Melville Court, London, SE8 5DR

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Creating a new community space

We began this project in early December, and we're continuing with regular Saturday sessions to help clear away the bramble!

The Garden is a new community group set up this year with the main purpose of creating a community garden in this abandon strip of land. They have obtained permission to go ahead, but to get started we need to clear the space first. Right now 'The Garden' is unaccessible.

Tools will be provided, but feel free to bring yours also.

Please remember to bring your own gloves to the task.

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Laura completed a training run • Hill interval suffering
Sun 10 Jan
Laura went on a training session
Training session

GoodGym (not) parkrun - Week 1

Sat 9 Jan
Report written by Steven Hitcham

With the January Challenge well under way, the GoodGym Area Activators discussed ways we can engage members across all areas, on some bigger training sessions.

One of our ideas was a weekly GoodGym (not) parkrun, to be hosted by a different area each week, but open to GoodGymers from all areas each week.

I happily volunteered GoodGym Norwich to host the inaugural GoodGym (not) parkrun, with a rather large helping hand from Melanie Young at GG Bristol for organising the results.

I've inlcuded any photos that were sent to me. If you'd like your photo added to this report, please email

The results are below:

1) 18:32 Simon Fitzmaurice First Timer CR. 2) 19:35 Dave Thomson First Timer. 3) 22:25 Becky Jones First Timer. 4) 22:29 Manuel Laurijssen First Timer. 5) 22:45 Kerry Buckley First Timer. 6) 22:54 James G First Timer. 7) 22:59 Steven Hitcham First Timer. 8) 23:05 Stephen Reed First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Joanne Kitching First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Hilary Wood First Timer. 11) 23:36 Katie Carew-Robinson First Timer. 12) 24:00 Lisbon Dave First Timer. 13) 24:10 Robert Organ First Timer. 14) 24:22 Jonathan W First Timer. 15) 24:33 Laura Knogler First Timer. 16) 24:35 Alex Passa First Timer. 17) 24:57 Richard Breakspear First Timer. 18) 25:00 Tav First Timer. 19) 25:01 Samantha Ismail-Epps First Timer. 20) 25:06 Fraser Mashiter First Timer. 21) 25:32 Nick Moore First Timer. 22) 25:39 Laura W First Timer. 23) 25:47 Juli Wood First Timer. 24) 26:00 Liz* First Timer. 25) 26:12 Richard Borrowdale First Timer. 26) 26:31 Katie_g First Timer. 27) 26:57 Alex Moylett First Timer. 28) 27:10 Alex I First Timer. 29) 27:58 Simon R-J First Timer. 30) 28:24 Tasha Watts First Timer. 31) 28:47 Karl Savill First Timer. 32) 28:53 Rebecca Marston First Timer. 33) 29:09 Sian Stockport First Timer. 34) 29:12 Emperor Matt (Ret.) First Timer. 35) 29:28 Tony Coyne First Timer. 36) 29:34 Jen Douglas First Timer. 37) 29:35 Paul S First Timer. 38) 30:01 Nicola Stevenson First Timer. 39) 30:20 Vaguely Northern Darren First Timer. 40) 30:24 Helen Emerson* First Timer. 41) 30:37 Sinead First Timer. 42) 30:39 Becky Selman First Timer. 43) 30:45 Sally First Timer. 44) 31:12 Jo Michael First Timer. 45) 32:00 Jane Yelloly First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Bethan Greenaway First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Maurice First Timer. 48) 32:45 Rosie Sayers First Timer. 49) 32:52 Allora Kingston First Timer. 50) 32:56 Jess M First Timer. 51) 33:01 Colchester* First Timer. 52) 33:17 Sophie Lack First Timer. 53) 33:50 Laura Pickard First Timer. 54) 34:07 CJ Jessup First Timer. 55) 34:37 Daryl V First Timer. 56) 35:08 Jo O'Leary First Timer. 57) 35:53 Emily Rivers First Timer. 58) 36:00 Matt Burton First Timer. 59) 36:44 Sue MacDermott First Timer. 60) 36:55 Katy (GG Norwich family) First Timer. 61) 37:06 Allan Mansfield First Timer. 62) 37:13 Emily Skyrme* First Timer. 63) 39:01 Julie M First Timer. 64) 40:16 Judy Knapp First Timer. 65) 40:43 Elizabeth Halford First Timer. 66) 41:55 Andy Billy Baxter Ralph Picao* First Timer. 67) 42:01 Tara Isherwood First Timer. 68) 42:02 Gina J First Timer. 69) 45:18 SaraP First Timer. 70) 46:09 Michelle Andrews First Timer. 71) 50:54 Melanie Young First Timer. 72) 55:00 David Ewens First Timer. 73) 57:45 Bill Edmonds First Timer. 74) 1:02:30 Iain McWass* First Timer. 75) 1:06:48 Lenka First Timer. 76) 1:14:00 Pauline Harrison First Timer.

(An asterisk means the person hasn't filled in the registration form

If your name isn't on here, it's because you didn't submit a time, please remember to do this in future weeks, that's if you want your time recorded :-)

You can also see age graded results via this Facebook page

Here's some other statistics Melanie has put together.

76 - Number of GG(n)parkrunners. 76 - Number of First Timers. 0 - Number of VPBs. 32:34 - Average Time. 18:32 - Course Record. 22:25 - Female Record. 18:32 - Male Record.

0.76 - Average Feeling Improvement. 41 - Feeling better 22 - Feeling the same 11 - Feeling worse

Well done for everyone for taking part, I hope it continues to be popular and grow over the coming weeks.

I now hand over the baton to GoodGym Stockport, who will ne hosting next week's GoodGym (not) parkrun.

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Sat 9 Jan
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