Martin Rogers

Luton

17Good deeds

17runs

20cheers

Martin Rogers went on a group run
Group run
Luton

Hardcore Workout

Tue 2 Nov
Report written by David Mansfield

This week we visited a new task in the middle of our 8km run. Suitably for Halloween, we found ourselves digging in the dark with a view of the graveyard and accompanied by loads of large spiders! 🕷️

The garden area of the Trinity Community Centre had been neglected for several years but the current occupants, Training 4 U Services, are putting it back into use as a vegetable garden.

Martin, Jenny and Sam got started digging and found absolutely no soil in the first area, just chalk, so we relocated and tried again and found mostly sand, but turned it over to clear the grass and weeds.

The area was also littered with piles of fencing and heavy paving slabs so we cleared them up to make space for the garden works.

In the end we had created a bare patch that is a perfect blank canvas to build a veg patch on. Theres plenty more to do here so I'm sure we'll be back to help the continued development.

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Martin Rogers went on a group run
Group run
Luton

No Paint No Gain!

Tue 26 Oct
Report written by David Mansfield

A few shiny new GoodGym shirts got their first splashes of white paint tonight, the mark of a true GoodGym runner!

We ran the long slog up the hill to Stopsley where the Baptist Church's greenhouse building is being renovated. We cleaned up and got a first coat of paint on the upstairs office area. We'll be back in a couple of weeks to continue this task and help the GreenHouse get ready for a fresh start in the new year!

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Martin Rogers signed up to a group run
Group run
Luton

Creating a Community Centre Veg Patch

Tue 2 Nov 18:45 pm
St George's Square, Luton, LU1 2NG
Providing a space for home grown food

The Trinity Community Centre has a neglected garden that has fallen out of use and they'd like to make use of it once again.

There's lots to be done to reclaim this garden but the first job is to create a veg patch out of the overgrown lawn. We'll make quick work of it with a flurry of forks and spades, to get it ready for planting of some winter veg seeds.

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Martin Rogers went on a group run
Group run
Luton

We Passed our Shearing Test!

Tue 19 Oct
Report written by David Mansfield

We headed back to meet Peter from Penrose Roots at the Roots to Recovery garden, where a plot of flowers had reached the end of its season and needed clearing for the winter.

Racing against the forecast rain which was rapidly moving in, we got to work with our shears and cropped the plot down, then got on with raking up all the bits.

A quick blast back into town, we managed to do our cool-down and head off home before the heavens opened on us!

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Martin Rogers went on a community mission
Community mission
Luton

Working on a Thorny Issue

Sat 16 Oct
Report written by David Mansfield

Joining the Friends of Leagrave Park and some local residents we set to work cutting back the overgrown brambles that loomed over the entrance to this heritage site.

Loppers and rakes were the tools for the task as we beat back the bramble bush to reveal the long lost concrete plinth and sign denoting the start of the Lea Valley Walk.

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Martin Rogers has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 12 Oct 2021

Martin has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Martin Rogers went on a group run
Group run
Luton

Who You Gonna Call? Post Busters!

Tue 12 Oct
Report written by David Mansfield

A last minute replacement for our planned riverside task, we were tasked with helping Love Luton distribute road closure notices to a bunch of streets that will be affected by the upcoming half marathon.

We had a quick warm up and then started posting letters to all the businesses and residences around the town centre, jogging leapfrog style all the way up Park Street and back again all the way to St Georges Square.

A few hundred letters posted in under an hour, with a team effort, a bit of jogging and a few staircases, it's actually good fun and a welcome break from last weeks long distance run!

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Martin Rogers signed up to a group run
Group run
Luton

Return to the Roots to Recovery garden

Tue 19 Oct 18:45 pm
St George's Square, Luton, LU1 2QB
Help this therapeutic garden thrive

Peter and William are looking forward to seeing us again and still can't quite believe that we work in the dark so we'll be bringing the light to the garden for this task!

This week we'll be tidying up the orchard and clearing long grass and brambles.

On the way back we will stop for a bit of fitness in Wardown park.

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Martin Rogers went on a training session
Training session
Luton

Wardown Park Run

Sat 9 Oct

Everyone loves a Parkrun, but who really warms up properly? GoodGymmers do!

We'll meet up at the boathouse by the lake before the race and shake off the sleep and wake up our muscles ready to take on the Parkrun in peak performance.

If you've never been to a parkrun before you'll need to register on the parkrun website and get your barcode, bring it to the run otherwise your time won't be recorded!

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