Lucy Knight

York

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Lucy Knight completed a training run β€’ Morning Run
Wed 20 Oct
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9.1km
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53:38
β€’
05:55/km
Lucy Knight went on a group run
Group run
York

🌱 Getting to the root of the problem

Mon 18 Oct
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Report written by Nicky Woodall

πŸ™ŒA group of brilliant GoodGymmers gathered for our weekly group run. After congratulating some hardcore folk who arrived after running the races yesterday, we also welcomed Rob who was visiting from GoodGym Leeds. In honour of yesterday's races, we each chose our favourite things about Yorkshire, as part of our numbering off. Fell running, Yorkshire puddings and Tristan were just some of the highlights!

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈAbi led a walking crew while we warmed up and then split into two groups. Mitch and Leanne led a group to West Bank Park while the rest of us went to Glen Gardens.

Here's what Mitch had to say about the West Bank Park task...

  • 7 runners left,
  • 8 arrived,
  • 11 did the task,
  • 6 came back.

πŸ¦” After a run consisting of multiple traffic light stops and hedgehog talk, we arrived at West Bank Park. We needed to tackle the infamous mountain of mud, which is located in the raised wooded beds. Our task was to dig out the mountain and then spread it down on the path.

⛏️ After half an hour of pickaxe, digging, raking and borrowing, we managed to make a large dent in the pile, but will have to come back!

🧹 Whilst we were digging, Tristan, Abi, Ellie and Tay were busy raking away. I didn't see what they were doing (great run leading there, Mitch!) but I imagine they were working hard!

πŸƒ After the hard work and a quick group stomp to flatten the path, it was time to leave for the fitness session. However, the darkness proved difficult for some.

"I kept trying to find the handles of the wheelbarrow,Β  it realised I was on the wrong side". Carl

🧨 Meanwhile at Glen Gardens, we met Adi in the dark and quickly got to work clearing a patch of ground. Ivy and roots came up while certain other plants were protected. Debs joined us at the task and quickly got stuck in with Barbara digging up a particularly stubborn root. They persevered and were eventually told that it probably went 20 feet deep! So with great reluctance, they called it a day and moved on to some less intractable weeds. Stefan advocated the use of dynamite for clearing the ground and after a (short) discussion, we concluded that probably wasn't covered under GoodGym's health and safety.

πŸ¦ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ After a run back, we met by the wall near Priory Street for a "quick" fitness session. A little competition of who could stand on one leg for longest turned out to be longer than expected, due to the muscle power present in GoodGym York.

🍻 A stretch and pub trip concluded our Monday evening. See you next week!

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Lucy Knight signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Pruning and working on a mud mountain for two lovely gardens in York

Mon 18 Oct 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Improving the garden environments

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

Half the group will be going back to Glen Gardens, to the Keith Wood area. We've been asked to help with digging, weeding and pruning so get your green fingers out and your gardening gloves on.

The other half of the group will also require green fingers and gardening gloves, heading to West Bank Park. They'll be filling the two raised beds that were recently built and continuing with the mud mountain!

Tools and some light will be provided but please bring gardening gloves and a headtorch if you've got one as the nights are drawing in.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (1.5km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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Lucy Knight completed a race β€’ Hurtle with Dad :)
Sat 16 Oct
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28.6km
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04:22:38
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09:11/km
Lucy Knight completed a training run β€’ Stars and sunrise with Bec
Fri 15 Oct
β€’
9.6km
β€’
57:31
β€’
05:57/km
Lucy Knight went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Son of Rainbow

Thu 14 Oct
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Report written by Mitchell Scott

On a dark Thursday evening, 9 GoodGymers helped The Hut assemble rainbows and decorate the surrounding garden. This was in preparation for their Dreamscape Exhibition for York Design Week.

Firstly, we needed to install the large rainbows. We were provided with large wooden rainbows with convenient holes and slots for easy assembling. Simple right? Wrong. Even with a group of us, strategic thinking and a "gentle bashing", we still had wonky and insecure rainbows. Luckily Nicki and co were on hand with bolts and wrenches to fix the problem. I didn't see how they did it, but it worked!

We also had pots of 'gold' to attach to the end of the rainbows. They unfortunately wouldn't slot in nicely, so Zinnie was on hand to bash them in with a hammer.

Me "How are we going to get them out?"

Zinnie "...shush"

Whilst this was going on, Lucy, Cara and Abi were busy decorating the garden with an assortment of craft creations including flowers, pine-cones, bees and, of course, jellyfish.

Once we all finished, we converged to apply varnish to the rainbows. This did cause some paint mixing so some of the rainbows may appear more 'Grey' and 'Brown' than in nature!

After the work was done, we celebrated in the best way possible...with biscuits!

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Lucy Knight signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Varnish and assembly of rainbows

Thu 14 Oct 17:45 pm
The hut york, Clarence gardens, York, YO31 8HG
Bring brightness into people’s lives that see them and gives our members a sense of achievement

Varnishing and putting up of rainbow arches for this great organisation. The task will be outside and gloves will be provided.

Please don't wear your favourite kit, just in case it gets messy!

There will be a member of staff from The Hut on site.

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Lucy Knight went on a group run
Group run
York

My heart willow on

Mon 4 Oct
β€’
Report written by Nicky Woodall

26 excellent GoodGymmers met on a pleasant Monday evening for this evening's group run.

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ We gave a huge welcome to Martin on his first GoodGym task.

πŸ¦ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈWe also had two caped GoodGym heroes - tonight was Louise's 100th good deed and John's 300th! Huge congratulations to both of you.

πŸ™ŒπŸΌ And if that wasn't enough, we had mega kudos to give to lots of runners who ran excellent races in both Kielder and Dalby Forest. *What a week! *

πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈThe walking group, led by Leanne, was a popular option this week, while Pete and Nicky (mostly Pete) led the running group, after a quick warm up.

To the task

We were met at Willow House Garden by Rachel and her colleague who helpfully provided tools and bags.

"Get rid of everything"

🌿That was the instruction and we didn't need telling twice. There was some enthusiastic pruning (hacking?!), sawing, sweeping and even a bit of topiary! In half an hour, the area looked well-shorn and Rachel was very happy with the result.

πŸ“Έ After a quick group photo, we did some game-based fitness, using the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors and Stuck in the Mud. Before we knew it, the walking and running groups were ready to head back for a cool down and stretch.

πŸ‘πŸΌ Back at base, a huge thank you was given to Michal for everything he's done as Area Activator, including through a beautiful card created by David. Further thank yous and catching up happened at the pub before we said our farewells and went our separate ways.

Thank you everyone for making my first group run as AA such a good one πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Lucy Knight signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Group Run - Willow House garden

Mon 4 Oct 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
Garden clear up in readiness for archeology project

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

A number of weeks ago we have cleared the Willow House car park area in readiness for the Archeology on Prescription project. Today we are going back to help clear another part of the garden for the archaeology project.

Please bring your gardening gloves.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (1.5km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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Lucy Knight has run their first marathon: 26.2 Miles. Sun 3 Oct 2021

Lucy has run their first marathon. This means dedicated training, consistent effort and a lot of support. There's always some pain, always some stress, and always some questioning of what life is all about when your take on something as hard as a Marathon. Your support has has helped make this possible, now the hard work is over, give Lucy a pat on the back.

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