Running Coach, S&C Coach and P.T.. Love the outdoors & nature. Exercising for mental health.
Tina from the BCP community taskforce has an exciting regeneration project planned for the underpass behind the Sovereign Centre, by the round about to Ashley Road.
We're going to be cleaning and then painting the underpass to allow for a mural to be painted along it the following weekend.
Please don't wear your finest clothing as you're likely to get paint all over it.
We're meeting for a run/cycle before and after at Kings Park but if you're unable to join that bit you're welcome to join us for the task alone.
I will update the exact times once I've confirmed everything with Tina. Watch this space!
Anne and Cheryl are leading on a great new project where they are working together with Stourfield Infant School to set up a vegetable patch to help improve people's mental health through growing their own food and spending time outdoors.
Stourfield Infant School is the first school to start with the project and they need us to come and spend an hour clearing as much as possible to allow for the an area to be set up for planting in time for the February season.
Please bring some gardening gloves and a torch or head torch for the task.
Meet Time for the Task: 18:30 at the school
Meet time for the run/cycle: 18:05 Kings Park entrance (Ashley Road) Run will be around 5/6km.
Our group run this evening took us to somewhere new, to help a charity new to us.
Safe and Sound (https://www.safeandsounddorset.org) is a charity that looks to support vulnerable women in our community by offering many different types of support and allowing them to express and explore through their creative side.
Laura, Amber, Chris and I met up at Kings Park to run the 3.4km to meet Dot at Meyrick Park. Vicky ran loops around Winton before meeting us at the task and Hannah managed to sneak away from her little boy to come and add some extra muscle!
We met Dot and she told us about her charity and what they had planned. Her friend lives in some lovely flats and they were getting rid of lots of bamboo...rather than waste it Dot wanted to use it for the charity's new cafe and shop.
Michael from Grounded Community had put us in touch and told Dot we would get the job done...and we weren't going to let anyone down!
With tools in hand we soon decided that focusing on one big pot would be better. Vicky got stuck in and powered through many layers of roots...for those of you that haven't dealt with bamboo before....well it's not very nice...the roots are so tangled and strong that for anyone other than GoodGym Bournemouth it would be a nightmare to split up and pull out...
Well, it took mainly girl power this evening. Chris and I took a step back when we saw the ladies meant business. Gradually chipping away we managed to pull out lots of the shoots and repot them, ready for them to then go in Dot's van.
After about an hour and with Dot happy she had enough bamboo, we tidied up the area so the residents wouldn't get annoyed and jetted off home again talking about our plans for dinner! Making us run back much quicker!
Next week's run is happening but trying to finalise details. It will most likely be on Tuesday though as it's my Birthday on the Wednesday!!
Last night we had a litter pick as our task, not any old litter pick....a graveyard one!!
Caprice, Amber, Ian and myself got together at King's Park to run into town together, happy to clock up a 6km round trip.
It was Ian's first taste of GoodGym after being a long time admirer. He'd been coached by Esther from Poole before so was ready for the challenge ahead.
It was very chilly and the first challenge was to try and tie 7 pickers to my backpack to save us carrying them all the way!
We set off, pickers rattling away, an early warning sign to those ahead of us!
We met up at the church with Daryl, Laura and Vicky. Vicky was also on her first GoodGym experience and it was great to have two new, lovely people join us!
We went through names and favourite ice cream flavours, ground rules graveyard etiquette and scattered in teams to tidy the area.
We came across a toaster towards the end, Caprice and Daryl found some sausage rolls. Laura and Amber found some soiled clothing and then as we converged around the chapel we came across some trendy Adidas trainers in a bag, but because the soles were worn out we discarded them.
We took a group photo by the front steps and then ran back the way we arrived...just much colder than at the start!!
Next week we're doing some gardening on Wednesday. Come and join us!!