Miriam

Luton

37Good deeds

37runs

44cheers

Miriam went on a community mission
Community mission
Luton

The sound of gloved hands clapping

Sat 14 May
Report written by Luton runner

Six GoodGymers filled volunteering slots at Luton Wardown Parkrun, taking on Event set-up, First-timers’ welcome, marshalling and barcode scanning. As ever a great event to be part of - every runner and walker cheered on their way (with the wisdom of experience at least one of the team donned gloves to avoid an unfortunate clapping injury). Back next month!

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Miriam went on a group run
Group run
Luton

Clean as a Thistle!

Wed 11 May
Report written by David Mansfield

After a day of torrential rain the clouds parted and sun shone on our group run, making lovely running conditions!

We greeted Duncan, our newest member and headed up the hill to Stockwood park, and then on to the gravel Welcome to Luton sign, which was riddled with thistles before we gave it a cleanup. With ten runners and some toots of support from passing traffic, we got the job thoroughly done in no time at all!

We stopped by Stockwood Park on the way back and borrowed the rugby pitch to do some out-and-back sprint intervals, to really get those muscles working!

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Miriam signed up to a group run
Group run
Luton

Tidying up the Welcome To Luton Gravel Sign

Wed 11 May 18:45 pm
St George's Square, Luton, LU1 2QB
Keeping Luton Tidy

We're going back to the Welcome to Luton sign out past Stockwood Park, where the thistles are back! We'll sort the prickly pests out and get the sign looking clean and tidy again, ready to welcome all the passing drivers!

We'll stop by Stockwood park for a bit of fitness and some stretching on the way back.

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Miriam signed up to a party
Party
Luton

Comedy Bar Social!

Fri 20 May 19:00 pm
The Hat Factory, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY
Chill out time!

Our May social event, tickets required again so book up early to avoid disappointment!

We're always smiling at GoodGym so our cheerful faces will be most welcome at a stand-up night. We're back to the Hat Factory for their Friday night Comedy Bar. Come and have a chuckle and a chat with your team, without any running or hard work!

Just £6 for the ticket more info and booking here

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Miriam went on a group run
Group run
Luton

Turfs Up!

Wed 27 Apr
Report written by David Mansfield

A super seven runners came together to tackle this evening's task, but first we had to get there which was literally an uphill struggle!🏃🏽🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️

70m of altitude were gained in the short run to our task, most of which in one dreaded 11% incline hill. Certainly a challenge for the legs!🥵

Arriving at our turf-stripping task for the St. Anne's Community Gardeners we discovered that dry, hard ground is very hard to work with, but once we broke into the surface we managed to start teasing the turf away.⛏️ It was definitely a full body workout as the turf vigorously resisted our attacks and had to be wrestled away.

Eventually, what initially seemed like an impossible task started to look manageable and our gang of gung-ho GoodGymmers committed to completing the two plots we'd been assigned and with arms and legs and backs all tiring, a final push got the job done, mission accomplished!

We then jogged round to a nearby park for a good deep stretch of our legs and backs to keep the aches away in the morning, and then made our fully downhill way home, much appreciated for weary bodies! We'll all sleep well after that! 😴

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Miriam signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Luton

GGLuton Parkrun Takeover

Sat 14 May 08:40 am
Wardown Park, New Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7HA
Support other runners

Wardown Parkrun is a weekly 5k event that gets 100s of participants, and it's all made possible by the efforts of a few volunteers who get out of bed extra early so everyone else can enjoy a well organised free event.

Help the Hi-Vis Heroes

We are going to give those regular volunteers the opportunity to take a break or enjoy some company, while we take on as many of the volunteer roles as we can and show all those runners what GoodGym is all about in the process. It's win-win for everyone involved.

All volunteers will receive instruction on their role on arrival.

If you're not already, you will need to register with parkrun so they can record your name on the roster.

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Miriam signed up to a group run
Group run
Luton

St. Anne's Community Garden

Wed 27 Apr 18:45 pm
St George's Square, Luton, LU1 2NG
Bringing people together

Following on from our recent weekend Community Mission effort, Jez and the local gardeners are getting together for an evening session to press on with turning this patch of pocket parkland into a community growing space.

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Miriam went on a group run
Group run
Luton

Ooh Ahh, Just a Thistle Bit!

Wed 20 Apr
Report written by David Mansfield

This week we arrived en masse at Maidenhall Primary school to have another go at gardening their driveway flower beds.

With eight of us we got a load of weeding done, removed ivy, and left the prettier plants some space to grow in.

With the task complete we ran back through Bury park to the town hall where we took in the About Us projected light show performance before heading on home.

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