Mohan Nair

Haringey

5Good deeds

5runs

23cheers

Mohan Nair has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 19 Feb 2020

Mohan is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

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A Souper TINder Date!

Wed 19 Feb
Report written by Euclides Montes

16 Goodgymmers waddled through the jungles of Tottenham to help the Haringey Foodbank to get ready for the 2020 food parcels that are going out in the next couple of weeks

Kudos Corner

Everybody MAKE SOME NOISE for Valentina, Shohidur and Jack joining us for their maiden runs. Boom!

Jack is joining us to write a very positive, beautiful, amazing, and heartwarming piece (wink, wink) about Goodgym for The Telegraph. So everyone tried to be at their best behaviour and they were souper heroes - kudos all around!

Soupocalypse Now!

Young Jack was sent into the deepest jungles of North London with a mission to understand what makes GGHaringey tick. By now he must've heard the stories of a bunch of lovely, if slightly unhinged, swashbucklers waging battle with good deeds galore in Haringey. He landed just as Tottenham fell under siege from Spurs fans everywhere.

Hmmmm... I love the smell of Tottenham on matchnight.

Young Jack followed the trace of a running splinter group - having lost the walking guerrilla squad led by Rebecca - and ran towards the Haringey Foodbank with a band of merry deeders.

The swashbucklers were welcomed by Femi from the Foodbank with a pile of tins of soup that needed sorting. With military precision, our goodgymmers set out to sort all the cans needed for food parcels in 2020. Then the veggie tins. And the tea boxes. And the jams. So. Much. Sorting. Before you could say Souper Douper, the goodgymmers had finished their jobs and were heading back towards HQ.

Young Jack had by now gone native and been taken in by the GGHaringey way. He didn't even flinch when Colonel E Montz stopped the group in a cemetery courtyard and proceeded to make everyone do a gentle but exhausting plyometrics session.

By the time the goodgymmers got back to HQ, they moved with the fluidity of a single entity. Everyone was a Goodgymmer. One of us.

Shindig time is upon us - let us know if you want to come!

And the Goodgym Games are coming too, you MUST come!

And, finally, please do join us on Saturday for a really cool community mission. This local garden was vandalised over Christmas - come and help mend the damage done.

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Sprucing Up The Markfield Project Community Space

Wed 19 Feb 18:45 pm
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA
Come and give this popular local org a facelift in time for spring!

The Markfield Project needs your help!

We'll be making our way to the Markfield Project Community Space to help them give the front of this former Victorian pump house a facelift in time for spring. We'll also be scouting their immense playground for a play-filled mission later in the year! Come and join us - should be a fun one.

We're really cool. Really!

GoodGym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own.

Go on, you know you want to!

We'll be meeting at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.45pm and leave by 7.00pm. We'll return by 8.30pm.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on euclides@goodgym.org

See you there!

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50 Shades Of K-appeal

Wed 5 Feb
Report written by Euclides Montes

13 a-mazing Goodgymmers defied the hordes of football fans flocking down the High Road to run and help a local park to look spic-and-span!

Kudos corner (to be read to the tune of Shaft) *

Who's the lovely young man

That's a deed machine to all the Goodgyms? (K!)

You're damn right

Who is the man that would run everywhere for a deed, man? (K!)

Can ya dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's deeds all about? (K)

Right on

You see this cat K is a badgym mother (Don't you doubt it)

But I'm talkin' about K (Then we can dig it)

He's not a complicated man but no one understands him fully but his fam (GGH)*

Happy 50th Deed, K <3

Swept Off Our Feet By Kapil's 50 Deeds

We congregated at HQ to the news that Kapil had snuck under the cover of the January Challenge and reached the 50 deeds mark, much to his trainer's surprise who expected this momentous occasion to still be a good month away.

Never one to miss a step, this trainer jumped into action and allowed Kapil to lead our warm up with one of his favourite games: the burpee game. Such is the measure of the K man.

When everyone's patience and good spirits had reached breaking point at Kapil's Energiser-bunny-burpeeness, we set off for a good 3kish run. Today's theme: Avoid the Spurs fans walking down the High Road. Reader, we weren't very successful.

No matter, before you knew it, Laura from Friends of Tottenham Green was welcoming us with open arms, good vibes, and plenty of fun tools.

We divided into three teams: the dandies, the litter-busters, and the be-leafers.

The dandies rained upon the dandelions on the Green's flowerbeds with such gusto and force that it looked like they were trying to dig their way to the other side of the world.

The litter-busters left the green looking gorgeous and litter-free, and even managed to pick all rubbish from under the benches in the park. Over and beyond the call of duty.

The be-leafers put their backs into a nice fun task. They first moved a wooden framed across the park and then they proceeded to fill it up with the leaves they collected from a so-far untouched section of the Green this winter. Reader, they were like cyborg good deeders sent from the future with a ruthless mission in mind. And they'll be back, no doubt.

We then bid Laura farewell and had a rather easy and in no way taxing fitness session. Our very own Special K loved the plyometric frog jumps in particular.

Having worked up an appetite, we forewent the second half of our run and instead dug deep into Kapil's well earned cake.

A good night was had by all, I believe.

Join us next week! Brand new task, fun new start location!

Boom!

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Help Get Tottenham Green Ready For Warmer Days...

Wed 5 Feb 18:45 pm
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA
Come and help us put a spring in this beloved local park's step!

The weather has been pretty mild this year...

... and this means there are no ends to the many tasks the wonderful Friends of Tottenham Green have for us at the moment. And we are happy to oblige! Come and join us. There will be a 5k run (2.5k each way) and a 2k walk. Boom!

We're really cool. Really!

GoodGym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own.

Go on, you know you want to!

We'll be meeting at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.45pm and leave by 7.00pm. We'll return by 8.30pm.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on euclides@goodgym.org

See you there!

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Mohan Nair has cheered 10 times. Thu 30 Jan 2020

Mohan has helped keep other people motivated, Mohan has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Mohan.

Mohan Nair went on a group run
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Haringey

Don't Leaf Me This Way

Wed 29 Jan
Report written by Euclides Montes

15 rugged Goodgymmers confronted the cold weather and visited the wonderful Living Under One Sun in Tottenham Hale for some good ol' good deeding action

The January Challenge

As the GGHaringey crew gathered at HQ last night, the GoodGym January Challenge Counter ticked over its 8000 Good Deed for the month - what an amazing effort from everyone. In Haringey alone, we've completed 199 deeds this month and covered a whooping 1402 kms. A pat on the back and a tip of the hat to you all. Heroes!

Woop Woop Central

Everybody make some noise for Rachel, visiting us last night for her first group run ever. She was aces. Also, having just mentioned the Jan Challenge, we can't let this opportunity slip without losing our minds over our very own Latoya who, as part of her RED Jan challenge, has completed at least one deed everyday this month and has racked a super impressive 37 in total so far. Superstar!

Leyla, you've got me on my knees

HQ was buzzing last night as 15 effervescent Goodgymmers gathered for the night's task. T'was a cold one, so we kept the briefing short and the warm up robust. Before you knew it, Rebecca had set off leading a walking crew and there was nothing left for the runners but to dash off too. We took the scenic route, running a cool 3k and arriving at LUOS to find Leyla with open arms and plenty of tasks for us.

We divided into three teams: one team was in charge of shifting some furniture into an outside area and creating an al fresco sitting room. Another team was tasked with tidying up the BBQ/ pizza oven platform. And another team was in charge of clearing the walking paths that surround LUOS's beautifully kept gardens of the old, mushy fallen leaves that were making it a slip hazard. 

Our Goodgymmers jumped headfirst into their jobs, and they bubbled and fizzed in efficient harmony. There was even time for some risque jokes in the fruit and veg gazebo but we'll save those for ourselves. 

After a while, some Goodgymmers managed to find themselves another job sorting out some compost and transporting it to some planting beds. 

Alas, all good things come to an end and we called it a night. But not before Leyla fed us North London's best oranges (this is not hyperbole - they just are the best).

LUOS is located at  Down Lane Park and we took advantage of the setting, using the park for a very testing plyometrics fitness session.

One final shuffle to HQ and everyone went their merry way, happy and tired. Boom!

Join us next week for more fun and games!

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Sorting Out A Store Room At Living Under One Sun

Wed 29 Jan 18:45 pm
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA
Help us give this wonderful local org a hand!

Leyla is at the ready with her oranges!

We all do Goodgym runs because we love getting fit whilst doing something lovely for our community. That's all the reward we need. UNLESS, we're visiting the wonderful Living Under One Sun because when we do, we start salivating at the thought of the sweet, sweet orange platter Leyla will prepare for us. Come and earn yourself some of North London's best oranges by helping this great local charity sort out through its store room in preparation for spring! RUN OPTION: 4k total - WALK OPTION: 2K total

We're really cool. Really!

GoodGym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own.

Go on, you know you want to!

We'll be meeting at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.45pm and leave by 7.00pm. We'll return by 8.30pm.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on euclides@goodgym.org

See you there!

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Mohan Nair signed up to a group run
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Haringey

Sorting Out A Store Room At Living Under One Sun

Wed 22 Jan 18:45 pm
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA
Help us give this wonderful local org a hand!

Leyla is at the ready with her oranges!

We all do Goodgym runs because we love getting fit whilst doing something lovely for our community. That's all the reward we need. UNLESS, we're visiting the wonderful Living Under One Sun because when we do, we start salivating at the thought of the sweet, sweet orange platter Leyla will prepare for us. Come and earn yourself some of North London's best oranges by helping this great local charity sort out through its store room in preparation for spring! RUN OPTION: 4k total - WALK OPTION: 2K total

We're really cool. Really!

GoodGym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own.

Go on, you know you want to!

We'll be meeting at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, run, do a good deed, and run back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.45pm and leave by 7.00pm. We'll return by 8.30pm.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on euclides@goodgym.org

See you there!

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