Leanne Horsley

Hammersmith and Fulham

4Good deeds

4runs

2cheers

Leanne Horsley went on a group run
Group run
Hounslow

For goodness secateurs

Wed 13 Oct
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Report written by Anastasia Hancock

What's your favourite post run snack? In Hounslow we love all forms of avocado on toast, pizza, peanut butter with and without banana, and...beer.

We started our run last night with this highly important discussion, before heading over to Chiswick House and Garden, a charity organisation which keeps the grounds beautiful and open to the public all year round.

Our job last night was trimming off the new shoots on the huge trees that line the main avenue. Or, if you're fancy, like us, the 'epicormic' growth. We'll be on Ground Force before you know it!

We relished the use of the very fancy secateurs which blow the usual tools we have to use out of the water, whilst learning about the life cycle of the ladybird and weevil, and hearing about everybody's amazing running, from parkrun right up to marathon.

After 45 minutes of work the trees looked smart and de-epicormiced so we posed for a beautifully lit photograph thanks to gardener Chris' excellent floodlights. Then it was over to Turnham Green for a fitness session that really saw us test those ABCs -agility, balance and coordination. Sorry about all the reverse lunges!

Next week we're back at Gunnersbury Park, so hope to see you there! Have a lovely rest of the week with some very happy running.

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Leanne Horsley has completed their first run in a new area. Wed 6 Oct 2021

Curious? Leanne has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Leanne is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy

Leanne Horsley went on a group run
Group run
Hounslow

Dark matters

Wed 6 Oct
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Report written by Anastasia Hancock

In perhaps a record for GoodGym Hounslow we had not one, not two, but THREE huge good deed milestones to celebrate. Congratulations to Jon and Chris who have both racked up a fabulous 50 good deeds, and to Leticia who has reached that magic 100 mark. Give them the biggest cheer ever!

It was also lovely to see Leanne, Stella and Dilly at their first Hounslow run - welcome to the gang - and to celebrate our marathon runner Remy (and the cheerers!). What a lot to feel happy about.

Our task was just across the green, so we wandered over after having a quick poll about all the things we'd like to do before we get to 100 years old. Traveling the world was high on the list, as were PBs, running half and full marathons, and many other fabulous things which I have no doubt you will all achieve.

Jan, as one of the lead volunteers at Friends of Turnham Green, had a barrow of tools and gloves waiting for us and we quickly set about getting rid of the thistles and weeds that plagued the wild meadow. Luckily for us, with all this rain the thorny little blighters were easy to pull out, unlike at the height of summer, so we were soon done. A good job too as night had quickly fallen and we were soon struggling to spot them.

Luckily it was not too dark for a fitness session, so after a quick warm up where we tested our coordination skills, we set about smashing out a circuits session where one pair acted as our 'clock' to determine how long we had to do each exercise. Great effort everyone!

Next week we're at Chiswick House Gardens, you can sign up here for more doing good and getting fitter. Don't forget your headtorch if you have one!

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Leanne Horsley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Tidying, weeding & planting at Furnivall Gardens

Sat 6 Nov 10:00 am
52a Rutland Grove, London, W6 9DG
Improve the local green space

Friends of Furnivall Gardens have their monthly tidying, weeding and planting session and GoodGym will be lending them a hand!

Meet at 10am by the flower beds near Dove passage - look out for the red and black GG tees and luminous Friends of Furnivall Gardens vests!

Please bring gardening gloves if you have them ๐Ÿงค. Tools will be provided.

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Leanne Horsley has been Mission Verified. Wed 6 Oct 2021

Congratulations to Leanne who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Leanne a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.

Leanne Horsley went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Tidying, weeding & planting at Furnivall Gardens

Sat 2 Oct

Friends of Furnivall Gardens have their monthly tidying, weeding and planting session and GoodGym will be lending them a hand!

Meet at 10am by the flower beds near Dove passage - look out for the red and black GG tees and luminous Friends of Furnivall Gardens vests!

Please bring gardening gloves if you have them ๐Ÿงค. Tools will be provided.

If you have any questions, please drop me a line: bethn@goodgym.org.

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Leanne Horsley signed up to a group run
Group run
Hounslow

Helping out at Chiswick House Gardens

Wed 13 Oct 18:30 pm
Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green,, Chiswick,, W4 4JN
Come and give the head gardeners a hand

Chiswick House is a charity which means local people can come and enjoy the beautiful space for free. They have asked for a hand in the gardens - do bring along your headtorch if you have one!

We'll also do a little fitness session before heading back - please avoid bringing bags or other belongings.

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Leanne Horsley has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Tue 21 Sep 2021

Leanne completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Leanne was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Leanne Horsley has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 21 Sep 2021

Leanne is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Leanne Horsley went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

A roaring TRAID ๐Ÿ‘š

Tue 21 Sep
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Report written by Bethan Critchley

After another few months of second-hand clothes flying off the shelves, Hammersmith TRAID required our help this evening to pack up their remaining items to make way for new stock. Five goodgymers met at the store just as the final customers were making their last purchases. Arba, Cookie and Beth were joined by Ritsu from Westminster, and Leanne, a new recruit to H&F who joined us for her first ever goodgym mission this evening - welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We all set to work taking clothes off their hangers. At first we created piles on the floor before transferring these into the large cardboard boxes ready for shipping off. As we worked our way through the store, we found a few gems hidden amongst the stock - one pair of pineapple shorts, a blindingly bright yellow crop top and a few prom-esque dresses were particular favourites.

The five of us certainly weren't hanging around this evening, as we had all the clothes packed up in no time. Cookie left a little early so that he could get to Shepherds Bush to begin leading the second TRAID task of the evening, whilst the rest of us collected all the hangers together and got those boxed up too. After just an hour, everything was packed. Time seemed to fly by tonight!

A quick selfie was taken for good measure, and the four of us were on our way. We said farewell to Ritsu and Leanne - thanks again to both of you for joining us! Arba set off on foot for the Shepherd's Bush store, whilst Beth opted to run. Great work tonight everyone!

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