Maria Ahmed

Lewisham

81Good deeds

81runs

702cheers

Next Race The Big Half 2022
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Lewisham

Help make progress with the Forest School at St Marys

Mon 27 Jun 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Make a start on the next stage

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

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

The Task

This week we are returning to St Mary's school. The plans are finalised and the landscapers have a list of tasks we can assist with, it will include clearing the space and cutting back brambles/overgrown space. Make sure you bring gardening gloves as it's been a unloved space for a long time and we've found all sorts over the past couple of visits. It'll be fantastic to visit the space in the daylight and a shorter run of around 2km this week.

The Run

GoodGym is for everyone! We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is. This weeks run is approx. 5km in total - don't forget we have the task in the middle to recover.

The Essentials

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly!

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Post-group run Mamma Dough

Mon 11 Jul 20:45 pm
Mamma Dough, 40 Ladywell Road, Lewisham, SE13 7UZ
Enjoy the best pizza!

We have lot's of achievements to celebrate from the past couple of months: birthdays, hot half marathons, very cold 30km's, rainy marathons and all the good deeds we've been doing! We'll be heading to Mamma Dough in Ladywell post-group run on 11th July.

Sign up in advance so we can book enough seats!

See you there!

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Lewisham

50 not out!

Mon 20 Jun
Report written by Kim Parker

Last night we celebrated Miguel's 50th good deed and how did he celebrate...not by getting lost but by jumping in the pile of tree cuttings to the shouts of "there's nettles in there"!! Happy 50th good deed - keep on doing good and smiling (and not getting lost)!

We were heading to the beautiful Luxmore Gardens last night, with it being a shorter run there was plenty of time for us to get through the ever expending to do list.

First up we split into groups of weeders and loppers, we needed to tackle the overhanging ivy on the mural (years ago we painted the backdrop to the mural, we can't take credit for the actual mural though) and any growth around the bottom of the trees to give more space to plants and to ensure there are no hiding spots.

The group of weeders were chasing out the bind weed which can take over and wind around a plant before you know it so it was important to get rid of it as much as possible.

We grabbed some new tools and after a quick lesson on how to use a hoe since we were using it upside down, Vic managed to clear an overgrown grassy area beside the water fountain. Whilst Paul and Isaac were tackling the path leading to the water. That space in the corner is looking fantastic now and with minimal hiding spots.

Next week we're heading back to St Mary's Primary School to make progress on the Forest School.

Don't forget there's still time to join Friday's social!

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Southwark

The Big Half 2022

Sun 4 Sep 08:00 am
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd,, London, SE1 2UP
The Big Half is a wonderful celebration of London’s diversity featuring communities and groups of all ages and abilities from the four host boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets

The Big Half is back on Sunday 4th of September!

A great route that starts by Tower Bridge and finishes alongside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The route is known as the first half of the London Marathon, but backwards.

Route:

This 13.1 mile race will take you on an out and back to Canary Wharf. On the way back, you will be running through the backstreets of Limehouse and Wapping before crossing over Tower Bridge as you head pass Bermondsey station and loop around Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Surrey Quays. The last couple of miles are through Deptford as you muster your energy with the crowds cheering you on for a sprint finish to Cutty Sark!

Entry:

Interested? Entries are now open!

  • General entries: £46 (with a £2 discount for members of UKA athletics clubs like GoodGym Race Team).

  • Resident entries: £36 for people living in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich (with a £2 discount for members of UKA athletics clubs like GoodGym Race Team).

  • Community entries: £10, these are limited, but GoodGym have a few community places (check with your Area Activator).

After party?

Yes, there is an after-party to celebrate our achievements. This will be hosted by GoodGym Greenwich as fittingly we end in Greenwich. Details of the exact location is still TBD. Still you can sign-up to let them know your interest here.

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Lewisham

Help in the beautiful Luxmore Gardens

Mon 20 Jun 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Run - do good - run!

This week is a shorter run of around 3.5km to New Cross to help at the rather special Luxmore Gardens. You might have been past this space many times and not even realised it's here! If you have gardening gloves, please bring them with you.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Lewisham

Senior next week!

Mon 13 Jun
Report written by Kim Parker

Big cheers to everyone who got out on a community mission, we had GoodGymers out litter picking in Catford, digging in Lewisham and clearing ivy in Greenwich - fantastic work team!

Welcome to Jess who joined us on her first group run!

This weeks group run was taking us to one of our favourite tasks, Seniors! The impact we have at Seniors is huge because there’s a lot of tasks in the garden that are too big of a job for the volunteers to do - that’s where we come in.

On the to do list for this evening was:

  • watering the plants. A task which after some full on ivy/tree clearing at the week Julian relished.
  • Weeding the patio with small but perfect for the job tools.
  • Cleaning the chairs and tables in the cafe.
  • Repotting plants ready for the plant sale.
  • Digging out weeds from a raised bed which will eventually become liquid plant feed.
  • Digging a couple of trenches to allow the volunteers to plant more vegetables. Very symmetrical and equally spaced, well done Isaac.

It was soon time to head back up and over the hill to admire the view and make our way back to Glass Mill. Next week we’re heading to Luxmore Gardens, a slightly shorter run and a chance to make a big difference to the space, we’ll be continuing our work weeding the flower beds and cutting back some of the overhanging plants.

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Lewisham

A visit to Seniors!

Mon 13 Jun 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Let's help our friends on Stanstead Road

We will run a little further this week, with a 7km round-trip over to Seniors. There will be a number of different jobs to tackle, both inside and out of the building.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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