Lindsay Fung

Leicester

134Good deeds

295runs

168cheers

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Tuesday 25th Jan group run - litter pick location TBC

Tue 25 Jan 17:45 pm
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre , 50 Duns Lane , Leicester, LE3 5LX
Creating a better environment

Litter picking task for either Canal & River Trust or Sustrans on the waterways or National Cycle Network once litter hotspots have been scouted over the weekend. This task is suitable for runners and walkers.

Now we're running in the dark please bring something visible to wear and a headtorch would help if you have one.

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The Route 6 six!

Tue 18 Jan
Report written by Huw Davies

Six GoodGymmers gathered for a trip along route 6 of the National Cycle Network along Great Central Way.

The walkers set off through Bede Park towards our meeting point while the runners headed in the same direction for an out and back with the idea being to land at the meet point at the same time - thanks to some exact pacing and maths from Jen we landed back right on cue to get cracking!

Among the usual junk we uncovered a halved watermelon and a mug, no shoe this time out, surely a first!

Great to see Lindsay, on her 134th good deed, sporting her Angel Wings 100 good deeds shirt at long last! A belated and repeated well done!

Cracking effort again tonight folks, see you on Sunday for part 2 of this week's good deeding!

HD

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Tuesday 18th Jan group run - litter pick on NCN Route 6 Great Central Way

Tue 18 Jan 17:45 pm
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre , 50 Duns Lane , Leicester, LE3 5LX
Creating a better environment

Litter picking task on Great Central Way. This task is suitable for runners and walkers.

Now we're running in the dark please bring something visible to wear and a headtorch would help if you have one.

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Peepul People!

Tue 11 Jan
Report written by Huw Davies

River Runners

Tonight we were delighted to welcome GoodGym Founder Ivo along to visit GoodGym Leicester hot on the heels of his trip to GoodGym Worthing the previous evening - tremendous touring!

After an update on the weekend's running (and post-run breakfast eating) adventures including some parkrunning, the Sherwood Pines 10k and a fry up in a hollowed out loaf of bread, the runners headed up river taking the off road route towards our destination. Arriving on site as the vaccination centre we found Lindsay and Mel ready to greet us and Stu already hoovering up metal faster than The Iron Man from the classic Ted Hughes novel!

Trash Back

Lindsay and Katy set off for a lap of the centre ensuring their main car park and the surrounds were tidied while the rest of the gang set to work on the temporary staff and patient parking areas notorious for their whiskey bottles and Holsten Pils cans. To add to the regular pieces of junk, our age old favourite discarded item was discovered this week by Mel - the pair of shoes! We should really award a prize for whoever finds the shoe(s) on these litter picks - the Cinderella Award perhaps? As ever, we were given plenty to feast on to the point where Huw yet again struggled to drag people away from the task as time ran out! While it can be frustrating not to get the area completely cleared the sheer amount of junk we clear away from that site is phenomenal. As we gathered to finish up, Ivo noted his scepticism at the start of the task that we would each fill a bin bag full of litter...only a first time visitor to this task would say that! As ever we separated out as many aluminium cans as possible for Stu to take off to the Helipads for Hospitals big red bin - extra good deeding!

The Home Straight

Taking the slightly shorter (but certainly not as flat) route back to catch up some time, we landed back at the back of DMU to use the little off road set of lampposts as markers for our 30m every 30 seconds sprint drills. We'd previously tackled this fitness task on the outfield of Electricity Sports Cricket Club after we did some painting there and outside the deserted King Power Stadium - plenty of space, no obstructions! Tonight we encountered a few more people in the way but some creative alternating from side to side of the central planters ensured we powered home in style.

Great work tonight everyone!

HD

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Tuesday 11th Jan group run - Litter picking at The Peepul Centre

Tue 11 Jan 17:45 pm
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre , 50 Duns Lane , Leicester, LE3 5LX
Creating a better environment

We're going to head over for a blast at the car parks and approaches to the Peepul Centre mass vaccination hub.

Now we're running in the dark please bring something visible to wear and a headtorch would help if you have one.

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Back with a ba(n)g!

Tue 4 Jan
Report written by Huw Davies

Back out in the fresh air to kick off 2022 in style tonight with some litter picking on the National Cycle Network helping make the route more pleasant for commuters and exercisers alike!

We shared stories of mostly quiet Christmas breaks while tackling the cycle path and verges of the assortment of cans, bottles, crisp packets and miscellaneous trash! Lindsay (who had forgotten her head torch) took under five minutes to find a full strip light in the hedge which caused a chuckle.

A slightly longer run back than the direct route and some 30 metre sprint every 30 seconds reps outside DMU got the fitness sessions back in gear for the year.

Next week's task is TBC but it will definitely be outside!

Also please check out the GoodGym Leicester Members Facebook page for a poll on potential weekends to volunteer at junior parkrun.

Happy running, HD

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Group run - litter pick on the National Cycle Network

Tue 4 Jan 17:45 pm
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre , 50 Duns Lane , Leicester, LE3 5LX
Creating a better environment

Start your 2022 by making a difference in your local community!

We'll be heading out on to the National Cycle Network to help clear litter from one of the hotspots. The exact location will be decided nearer the time (after an inspection of the worst littered areas!) but will be between 2-3km from our meet point at DMU.

Please bring a headtorch/chest light if you have one (we do have a couple of spares) and wear something visible to run in. We'll provide the tools, bin bags and sparkling conversation!

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Ho-ho-ho!

Tue 14 Dec
Report written by Huw Davies

A wonderful way to round off GoodGym 2021 as we ran to help the Rotary Club of the Wreake Valley raise money on their Santa Sleigh! We actually met Santa!

The runners ran the scenic route to Trevino Drive to meet the sleigh and off we set around the cul-de-sacs on the estate bringing joy to adults and children alike.

Fundraising buckets were filled, the comedy highlight being a man trying to throw a five pound note from his upstairs window and the wind blowing on to next door's garage roof! Fair play to him, he threw another one down for our buckets!

We'll have the fundraising total in the coming days but a fantastic effort this evening everyone!

Have a restful break, enjoy your running and we'll see you in 2022!

HD

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Helping raise money for local charities on the Rotary Club "Santa Sleigh."

Tue 14 Dec 17:45 pm
The Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP
Raising money for local charities

Running to help the Rotary Club of the Wreake Valley on their santa sleigh collection around Rushey Mead raising money for local good causes.

PLEASE NOTE NEXT WEEK'S GROUP RUN HAS A CHANGE OF MEETING POINT. We'll be running from The Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP. There is parking on site, running at the usual time of 6pm.

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That's a wrap!

Tue 7 Dec
Report written by Huw Davies

Our penultimate task of 2021 and one of the best! We visited St Matthew's House to help St Matthew's Big Local get prepped for their children's Christmas party doing the elves' job for the evening, wrapping all the presents!

It was lovely to see Jimmy return after getting a pass out from grandad duty for the evening. The runners ran across down in an unusual manner this evening, armed with a carrier bag each making running a fiddlier task. We were donating some unneeded men's shoes for Afghan refugees in Leicestershire, an extra good deed for the evening aside from the main event!

To the wrapping, Christmas playlist on we split up the jobs, paper cutting, sellotape prepping and wrapping and set to work. Some fantastic teamwork, some questionable singing along to the Christmas hits and we wrapped up the task just before 7pm in perfect time to enjoy the mince pies and chocolates left for us as a thank you!

A run back past the clock tower to see the lights in the city centre and we had another good deed in the bag, cracking work everyone!

Next week we're out and about with Santa and his sleigh, come and join us for one more slice of goodness before we break for Christmas!

HD

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