Monica

Brent

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Monica went on a group run
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Brent

We’d weed!

Mon 6 Dec
Report written by Liz James

We met outside Papagayo for a short warm-up before we ran to Cricklewood. We were greeted by Marie. Her instructions were for some people to 'weed', for others to clean up after they had 'weed' and for others to spray the roots once the weeding had been completed.

We were given tools and quickly set to work. Before long, it was time for our weekly photo shoot!

There was lots of time remaining, so Liz lead a HITT fitness session.
- Knee to elbow jumps - Squat jumps - Star jumps - Squat punches - Skatters Two rounds, then it was time to run back to Papagayo.

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Monica signed up to a group run
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GG Brent - Cricklewood weeding session

Mon 6 Dec 18:45 pm
Papagayo Cafe, 97 High Road, London, NW10 2SL
Helping our local community with this important task

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We're helping NW Two again and helping to weed the tree pits along Cricklewood Broadway. It's a decent 2km each way for the run and then we'll get stuck in on the Broadway! Bring your gardening gloves if you have them but relevant tools and equipment will be provided

We'll still be meeting at Papagayo Cafe. You can still leave valuables but the run leaders or Taskforce will help with this.

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Monica went on a group run
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Brent

Think I better leaflet now

Mon 22 Nov
Report written by Tabitha Skinner

Temperatures dropped on Monday night , and so did Brent goodgym's numbers. Five of us met at Pappagayo and knew we had a big task at hand, so wasted no time in warming up and sprinting to meet our task owners Shuwanna and Lucie in Queens park. We were so speedy we arrived ten minutes early! The task was to help deliver Queens Park Community Council local leaflets, full of essential information for local residents, as well as details of their Christmas Fair. We split into teams, with Liz and Monica sprinting off in one direction, and Tabitha, Pete and CJ taking the other. Off we went dropping leaflet after leaflet into the letterboxes. The street had houses on ground floor, upper ground and lower ground so we definitely got our cardio in for the day...up, down, down, up...up, down.

After the first few boxes of leaflets were successfully delivered we met back at the start point and were rewarded with toffees, mints and chocolate coins :) They were really grateful for the help

After regrouping ready to go, Shuwanna and Lucie still had piles of boxes left to deliver...so never wanting to turn down extra work we took another huge stack of leaflets and finished another street on the way home.

Great teamwork everybody! Hopefully see you all next week !

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Monica signed up to a group run
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GG Brent - QPCC Newsletter delivery

Mon 22 Nov 18:45 pm
Papagayo Cafe, 97 High Road, London, NW10 2SL
Helping our local community with this important task

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This week we get back to a classic and favourite task of ours - we are doing the community newsltter drop for Queens Park Community Council. It's a decent run to the task, you'll need your physical fitness and your mental fitness to ensure that all those newletters get delivered to all the right places on all the right roads - too much goodgym-y goodness!

We'll be meeting at Papagayo Cafe while the Queensbury remains shut but you can still leave valuables inside - the run leaders or Taskforce will help with this to prevent any unnecessary congregation inside! As ever, as it gets darker and darker do bring a headtorch if you can.

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Monica went on a group run
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Brent

We Hill Run Four Cakes

Mon 25 Oct
Report written by Tabitha Skinner

It was a big night for Brent with two long lost visitors, and one goodbye!

Area Activator Pritesh was back for the first time in a long time, along with Claire who we were all happy to see visit us.
It was great to see such a big group (double figures!) but sad that it would be James's last regular session in Brent.

After a great long intro from Pritesh, James led the warm up, including the (im)memorable spotty dogs.

Once we were warm we ran the short distance to Brent Mencap who had lots of cleaning materials ready and waiting for us to tackle their outdoor area. Pete got to work with the broom, sweeping the paths. Rebecca did a little weeding before joining Tabitha, James, Monica and Helen cleaning the windows outside....with some helpful pointers from a passerby

" You missed a bit!"

Pritesh, Claire, Lee and Sabina cleaned the general outdoor area and posed for photos.

In no time at all it was spick and span and we stopped to admire our work and take a beautiful team photo.

Our work was done, but our time wasn't up and Claire led us to the middle of a nearby hill and gave us some pointers on mastering a hill run. We split into teams and pumped our arms up the hill, not once, not twice, but FOUR times, cheering on the other team when they ran up.

Not quite ready to finish up, we took a winding route back to Papagayo and gently cooled down and stretched. With the first task done, it was time for the second task of the night......to give James the send off he deserved. James has been part of Goodgym Brent for over two years now and we will miss him, but wish him well in his new adventures. For those who turned up just for the promise of cake, they were not disappointed as we had not one, not two, but FOUR cakes to celebrate!

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

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Monica signed up to a group run
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GG Brent - Mencap cleaning session

Mon 25 Oct 18:45 pm
Papagayo Cafe, 97 High Road, London, NW10 2SL
Helping our local community with this important task

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We're heading to Brent Mencap for a cleaning task! This time, though, we have the task of cleaning their entrance area. It'll be hard work but an easy run so all will work out. it's less thank 2km each way so you'll have plenty of energy for the task at hand.

It's also James' last run with GG Brent before he moves to the North. Do come along to celebrate (and commiserate, perhaps?) - there's talk of pizza and cake!

We'll be meeting at Papagayo Cafe while the Queensbury remains shut but you can still leave valuables inside - the run leaders or Taskforce will help with this to prevent any unnecessary congregation inside! As ever, as it gets darker and darker do bring a headtorch if you can.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE

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Monica has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Mon 18 Oct 2021

Monica is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Monica went on a group run
Group run
Brent

Lock, stock and two smoking space hoppers!

Mon 18 Oct
Report written by Liz James

We met outside Papagayo cafe on a rainy Monday evening. A big welcome to Monica, who joined a GG run for the first time. Liz gave a short intro, followed by a quick warm-up and then we were ready to run!

We quickly reached Mora primary school. Our first challenge was the lock! Everyone took their turn to try to unlock the door, until Tabitha succeeded!! Our second task was stock! We took all of the equipment out of the cupboard, sorted it and then put it back very tidily. Our third 'task' was to pose for photographs with the space hoppers. Monica and Liz were very quick to volunteer for that task!

Once the tasks were completed, we started the run back to the cafe for some cool down stretches.

Let's hope we get 'Mora' tasks at the school!

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