Melanie

Running to help others and for my mental health 🏃 Physical Health benefits are a bonus 😉

Norwich

TaskForce

80Good deeds

439runs

766cheers

TaskForce achievements

30

Community Missions
listed

4

Group Runs
back marked

0

Walking Groups
led

14

Run reports
written

25

Run reports
photographed
Melanie went on a training session
Training session
Stockport

S'no real parkrun ... It's a GoodGym parkrun

Sat 16 Jan
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Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

Yesterday, GoodGym Stockport hosted the second in a series of (not) parkrun training sessions, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.

Saturday 16th saw an incredible 83 runners from GoodGyms up and down the country...and even overseas! (shout out to those who were running in GoodGym spirit from Prague and Spain!) pacing their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session.

It seems the elements were out in spectacular force with runners embracing the winter wonderland conditions!

All in all, a RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!

Next week, Saturday 23rd January, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Colchester to host. You can sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-3

Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events.

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Sat 16 Jan
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5.0km
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41:07
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08:09/km
Melanie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Norwich

Fine City Neighbours postcard delivery - Covid Response

Wed 20 Jan 17:30 pm
The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
It will help inspire them to connect with their neighbours and understand where they can access support and inspiration to do so.

GoodGym Norwich have teamed up with the Fine City Neighbours project and we have 20,000 postcards that need delivering to people's homes throughout January and February!

These tasks will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

You'll collect postcards from Hitch or a Task Force member outside The Forum anytime between 5.30-6.30pm, where you'll be allocated a street or number of streets from our list and then run/walk/cycle to that location to deliver postcards through people's letterboxes.

There should be no need to make contact with people in their homes, but if someone does open their door while you are making a delivery, remember to maintain a 2m distance while speaking with them.

This task should be done individually, with a member of your household or in pairs if you wish to work with someone outside your household, while keeping 2m apart as per government advice.

Bring a head torch and possibly other running light equipment if you have them. Also wear bright reflective clothing.

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Melanie signed up to a training session
Training session
Stockport

GoodGym (not)parkrun Week 2

Sat 16 Jan 23:55 pm
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Improve your fitness

After the incredible success of Norwich's meticulous hosting of the first GoodGym (not)parkrun,  GoodGym Stockport are hosting the second week of the national GoodGym (not)parkrun on Saturday 16th January!

GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit!

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form.

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events.  To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.

The first GoodGym (not)parkrun saw an amazing 76 GoodGym runners across the UK take part... can we make it over 100 this week? ;-)

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to sian@goodgym.org or WhatsApp to 07969306127. 

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Melanie went on a community mission
Community mission
Norwich

GoodGym Knockers

Fri 15 Jan
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Report written by Steven Hitcham

When Elizabeth put a message on the WhatsApp group saying there was ‘lots of knockers’ I thought she’d ended up in the red light district... she meant door knockers 😂

Mel and Sam paired up to deliver the #FineCityNeighbours postcards on one side of Earlham Road while Elizabeth and Andy did the other side of Earlham Road.

It was a cold one but at least it was done before the snow came along.

We’ve still got plenty to deliver so join us one evening https://www.goodgym.org/areas/norwich/happenings/community-missions

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Melanie completed a training run • GoodGym Volunteering + jog there and back
Fri 15 Jan
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12.4km
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02:24:32
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11:37/km
Thu 14 Jan
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3.3km
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32:21
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09:44/km
Melanie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Norwich

Fine City Neighbours postcard delivery - Covid Response

Fri 15 Jan 17:30 pm
The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
It will help inspire them to connect with their neighbours and understand where they can access support and inspiration to do so.

GoodGym Norwich have teamed up with the Fine City Neighbours project and we have 20,000 postcards that need delivering to people's homes throughout January and February!

These tasks will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

You'll collect postcards from Hitch or a Task Force member outside The Forum anytime between 5.30-6.30pm, where you'll be allocated a street or number of streets from our list and then run/walk/cycle to that location to deliver postcards through people's letterboxes.

There should be no need to make contact with people in their homes, but if someone does open their door while you are making a delivery, remember to maintain a 2m distance while speaking with them.

This task should be done individually, with a member of your household or in pairs if you wish to work with someone outside your household, while keeping 2m apart as per government advice.

Bring a head torch and possibly other running light equipment if you have them. Also wear bright reflective clothing.

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Melanie went on a training session
Training session
Norwich

GoodGym (not) parkrun - Week 1

Sat 9 Jan
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Report written by Steven Hitcham

With the January Challenge well under way, the GoodGym Area Activators discussed ways we can engage members across all areas, on some bigger training sessions.

One of our ideas was a weekly GoodGym (not) parkrun, to be hosted by a different area each week, but open to GoodGymers from all areas each week.

I happily volunteered GoodGym Norwich to host the inaugural GoodGym (not) parkrun, with a rather large helping hand from Melanie Young at GG Bristol for organising the results.

I've inlcuded any photos that were sent to me. If you'd like your photo added to this report, please email steven@goodgym.org.

The results are below:

1) 18:32 Simon Fitzmaurice First Timer CR. 2) 19:35 Dave Thomson First Timer. 3) 22:25 Becky Jones First Timer. 4) 22:29 Manuel Laurijssen First Timer. 5) 22:45 Kerry Buckley First Timer. 6) 22:54 James G First Timer. 7) 22:59 Steven Hitcham First Timer. 8) 23:05 Stephen Reed First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Joanne Kitching First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Hilary Wood First Timer. 11) 23:36 Katie Carew-Robinson First Timer. 12) 24:00 Lisbon Dave First Timer. 13) 24:10 Robert Organ First Timer. 14) 24:22 Jonathan W First Timer. 15) 24:33 Laura Knogler First Timer. 16) 24:35 Alex Passa First Timer. 17) 24:57 Richard Breakspear First Timer. 18) 25:00 Tav First Timer. 19) 25:01 Samantha Ismail-Epps First Timer. 20) 25:06 Fraser Mashiter First Timer. 21) 25:32 Nick Moore First Timer. 22) 25:39 Laura W First Timer. 23) 25:47 Juli Wood First Timer. 24) 26:00 Liz* First Timer. 25) 26:12 Richard Borrowdale First Timer. 26) 26:31 Katie_g First Timer. 27) 26:57 Alex Moylett First Timer. 28) 27:10 Alex I First Timer. 29) 27:58 Simon R-J First Timer. 30) 28:24 Tasha Watts First Timer. 31) 28:47 Karl Savill First Timer. 32) 28:53 Rebecca Marston First Timer. 33) 29:09 Sian Stockport First Timer. 34) 29:12 Emperor Matt (Ret.) First Timer. 35) 29:28 Tony Coyne First Timer. 36) 29:34 Jen Douglas First Timer. 37) 29:35 Paul S First Timer. 38) 30:01 Nicola Stevenson First Timer. 39) 30:20 Vaguely Northern Darren First Timer. 40) 30:24 Helen Emerson* First Timer. 41) 30:37 Sinead First Timer. 42) 30:39 Becky Selman First Timer. 43) 30:45 Sally First Timer. 44) 31:12 Jo Michael First Timer. 45) 32:00 Jane Yelloly First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Bethan Greenaway First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Maurice First Timer. 48) 32:45 Rosie Sayers First Timer. 49) 32:52 Allora Kingston First Timer. 50) 32:56 Jess M First Timer. 51) 33:01 Colchester* First Timer. 52) 33:17 Sophie Lack First Timer. 53) 33:50 Laura Pickard First Timer. 54) 34:07 CJ Jessup First Timer. 55) 34:37 Daryl V First Timer. 56) 35:08 Jo O'Leary First Timer. 57) 35:53 Emily Rivers First Timer. 58) 36:00 Matt Burton First Timer. 59) 36:44 Sue MacDermott First Timer. 60) 36:55 Katy (GG Norwich family) First Timer. 61) 37:06 Allan Mansfield First Timer. 62) 37:13 Emily Skyrme* First Timer. 63) 39:01 Julie M First Timer. 64) 40:16 Judy Knapp First Timer. 65) 40:43 Elizabeth Halford First Timer. 66) 41:55 Andy Billy Baxter Ralph Picao* First Timer. 67) 42:01 Tara Isherwood First Timer. 68) 42:02 Gina J First Timer. 69) 45:18 SaraP First Timer. 70) 46:09 Michelle Andrews First Timer. 71) 50:54 Melanie Young First Timer. 72) 55:00 David Ewens First Timer. 73) 57:45 Bill Edmonds First Timer. 74) 1:02:30 Iain McWass* First Timer. 75) 1:06:48 Lenka First Timer. 76) 1:14:00 Pauline Harrison First Timer.

(An asterisk means the person hasn't filled in the registration form https://forms.gle/Ke7hCFamgZmxSDDFA).

If your name isn't on here, it's because you didn't submit a time, please remember to do this in future weeks, that's if you want your time recorded :-)

You can also see age graded results via this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/406276916245285.

Here's some other statistics Melanie has put together.

76 - Number of GG(n)parkrunners. 76 - Number of First Timers. 0 - Number of VPBs. 32:34 - Average Time. 18:32 - Course Record. 22:25 - Female Record. 18:32 - Male Record.

0.76 - Average Feeling Improvement. 41 - Feeling better 22 - Feeling the same 11 - Feeling worse

Well done for everyone for taking part, I hope it continues to be popular and grow over the coming weeks.

I now hand over the baton to GoodGym Stockport, who will ne hosting next week's GoodGym (not) parkrun.

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Melanie completed a training run • GoodGym (not) Parkrun - Jeff with Ruby dog
Sat 9 Jan
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5.0km
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35:42
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07:08/km
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