Louise

Colchester

99Good deeds

99runs

377cheers

Louise went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

A hybrid Run and a clean sweep in Stanway

Wed 26 Jan
Report written by Tav

The elite runners of Colchester sprung into action last night in Stanway. Well all except a particular Area Activator with multi-tasking issues! Forgetting my phone meant no keypad code so my wonderful Taskforce stepped while I retrieved the phone!

Frazertook on a healthy pace and with now he is on Strava we can all give him a thumbs up or a cheer on the Goodgym website.

The foodbank was a lot cleaner than after the Christmas rush but our mop buckets quickly turned to a 'hot chocolate' brown! WhilstLouise vacuumed the rest of us sanitized surfaces, swept and mopped!

We did a warm which required balance and coordination, then the hybrid running and driving began...the challenge to drive to our start/finish and run to intercept the team...

Great team spirit shined through with caring conversations and wacky ones too.

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Louise went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

GoodGym never leaf anyone behind

Wed 19 Jan
Report written by Tav

Goodgym Colchester (aka the full-moon wolf-pack) have transitioned into 2022 with the same enthusiasm for helping others in Colchester - perhaps even more! Tonight we ran up Mersea Road to Labrook Drive and helped Colchester Borough Homes to sweep leaves and pick litter on there car park and accessible entrances. Thanks to Steph for fetching more bags so that we could clear the leaves. Especially satisfying was the haul of plastic bottles and litter found in the dense hedge. I wonder how long they have been there and how long they would have stayed there if we had no found them? As the evening temperature dropped we thanked Steph and headed off for some sprint relays to get that cold air bursting in our lungs.

Well done everyone and welcome back Bob!

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Louise signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Colchester In Bloom - is it spring yet?!

Wed 2 Feb 18:45 pm
The Gym, 20 -28 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ
Preparing for Spring!

TBC

Just a reminder to always check where we are meeting. For this task for example we are meeting at the Foodbank. The Foodbank will be the only task we do that is indoors due to surge in COVID rates. And for that reason I want to minimise time in which we may be close to one another. Safety first! Goodgym wants to encourage exercise and traveling in an eco friendly way but it also wants to remain helpful to the community and to our wonderful members.

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Louise signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Cleaning Colchester Foodbank

Wed 26 Jan 18:45 pm
YourZone45 Colchester Colchester , 19 Angora Business Park , Colchester, CO3 0AB
Essential service for Colchester residents

The big new warehouse needs a clean! T-shirts on, marigolds at the ready and let’s get busy.

Just a reminder to always check where we are meeting. For this task for example we are meeting at the Foodbank. The Foodbank will be the only task we do that is indoors due to surge in COVID rates. And for that reason I want to minimise time in which we may be close to one another. Safety first! Goodgym wants to encourage exercise and traveling in an eco friendly way but it also wants to remain helpful to the community and to our members.

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Louise signed up to a group run
Group run
Colchester

Tidying up CBH Community Centre

Wed 19 Jan 18:45 pm
The Gym, 20 -28 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ
Tidying up on Ladbrooke Drive

Head torches ready! Lets go...for those meeting us at the task the address is: 41 – 45 Ladbrook Drive, CO2 8RN.

Just a reminder to always check where we are meeting. The Foodbank will be the only task we do that is indoors due to surge in COVID rates. And for that reason I want to minimise time in which we may be close to one another. Safety first! Goodgym wants to encourage exercise and traveling in an eco friendly way but it also wants to remain helpful to the community and to our legendary members.

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Louise went on a party
Party
Colchester

A quick coffee and chinwag

Sun 19 Dec
Report written by Tav

With Christmas coming and nobody wanting to risk a isolated Christmas we decided to have a coffee after Parkrun and then wrap up warm at home. It was lovely to here everyones Christmas plans and we wish everyone a safe, happy, calm and reflective Christmas.

Love from Goodgym Colchester and Goodgym Central!

PS Sorry Dan - think my brain froze.

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Louise went on a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

A Tale of Tree-Rex and the Xmas Sloth (jumpers)

Sun 19 Dec
Report written by Tav

This morning was a lovely way to support Colchester Junior Parkrun celebrate Christmas and bring a smile to the faces of all involved.

Sometimes our tasks can seem unsung as we stealthy negotiate the streets of Colchester on a Wednesday evening in the dark and do not see the people who benefit. With the Christmas carols a fortnight ago bringing smiles to residents and today seeing the kids, parents and dedicated volunteers doing so well, we felt a real warmth on a cold day,

We will have a festive training session on Wednesday before well-deserved indulgence over Christmas.

Merry Christmas you lovely Goodgymers

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Louise went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

40 presents wrapped and a partridge doing a burpee!

Wed 15 Dec
Report written by Tav

Welcome Frazer to the GG family and bravo Dan for joining the 100 club!

So down to business...Eight goodgym elves got down to business at level best, armed with wrapping paper and sticky tape and some top tunes, DJ'd by Tavvy T. In a very short time, a big pile of gift wrapped goodies appeared, saving Alison hours of time, for which she was very grateful. The goodgym crew then headed off for the 12 exercises of Christmas, to burn off all those mince pies!

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Louise signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

Christmas Jumper Junior Parkrun takeover!!

Sun 19 Dec 08:30 am
Old Heath Recreation Ground, Old Heath Rd, , Colchester , CO1 2ER
Encourage children's outdoor activity and festive spirit!

We love Junior Parkrun and all the smiles of the young children as they cross that finish line! We are doing a takeover which means we will try to cover as many volunteering roles as possible. Marshalls/timekeepers/barcode scanners tail walker, we want you all! And is it will be a week before Christmas of course your best Christmas jumpers please too!

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Louise went on a group run
Group run
Colchester

Worsnop Gummidge - There is a secret blowing in the wind

Wed 1 Dec
Report written by Tav

Isn't our little island marvelous! Dark winters and leafy madness...well for our older folk leaves covering steps and paths is a problem.

So Goodgym do what we can to help and tonight four of us and Susan did just that. Pride of Essex certified Dan, marathon hero Ella and super-maths mum Louise filled up there bags in the cold winter air - a hint of snow perhaps in East Anglia? We will see...

If you are reading this please sign up for an Xmas Sing song next week...imagine those folk in the care homes and supported living, having been locked down for a long time, could do with a sing-a-long and a laugh!

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