A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Mumtaz has been doing. Mumtaz has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!
Photo exercise was an opportunity to get outside and find the best autumnal photos. Please see a selection sent in if you have any more please feel free to send to me. We still have to select a winner so please comment below or email me.
Photo exercise!..Run, bike walk to take autumnal photo . Get creative... Best photo voted as GoodGym photographer winner of lock down 2. Where is the best autumnal view? Register and send you photos to me and I will add to the report.
Your next Goodgym Barnet challenge is to name your favourite running song. Hopefully not too taxing but please test out on a run. (I ￼appreciate this is often a person preference but it will be interesting to see if we have ￼commonalities.) One of my favourites is Mr Blue sky by ELO I thought it fast paced and I felt uplifted by the lyrics. Could you sign up here and share with all the goodgym community. May be a picture of the song cover or a video of you running to the music? (on Whats App or comments here) I’ll report back to you in a week with the results.
We will up load your suggestion to spotify (see link) and vote for the best.(Zoom meeting to be organised)
Here’s the playlist link : GG Barnet Top Tunes by vbakhshi https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2TTfdy9YRiIYa1W7ZCL3At?si=OxoZpLhmThKMLOszELPWfw
But most importantly tell us how it makes a difference with a run!
Lets keep moving and motivating others. (We can now run in SD pairs!)
Keeping moving Paul
Fifteen intrepid explorers braved the wilderness to hunt down exotic animals in the remote district of Barnet (mostly). It's a dangerous journey north if you want to explore this region of London but alone and isolated these risk taking runners hit the jungles and savanna's with their fully charged weapons (well camera phones). Strava instigated, they found some extraordinary sites and had to endure great hardship. ( well if you call 21° and slight wind difficult conditions) The photos are Exhibited above and a committee was formed to judge the winners on a social zoom call. Judge for yourself. The committee recommend the following for distinction. Please give them a shout out! ... and all the others.
The mission (if you choose to accept it) is to go for a run and get the best picture of an animal of any sort. Give a brief description of your hunt if you will. Extra points for originality and storytelling. Good luck and please share on WhatsApp.
The task was to run and take a photo of something that you enjoy or appreciate seeing. Could be a flower, tree, building, statue, view, car.. anything! We will found some little gems for each other in barnet . I hope you can find an idea for your next run. Thanks to all the people that have contributed.
For my highlight I ran to my new happy place which is a quiet little pond in a tiny bit of green space in Holloway. Visited at the weekend and spotted a few tadpoles....today there were thousands and I could have watched them for ages. To make it even better it has a great three word address! https://w3w.co/drain.scary.market
Happy Sunday team 😊 Here's my highlight... https://w3w.co/shower.mutual.stiff Hidden behind bushes and fences near Primrose Hill is this train tunnel portal on the line out of Marylebone. Apparently it was London's first train tunnel. Dan
My local highlight is Golders Hill Park.:)) The park is really picturesque and peaceful. There is also a zoo, where you can see donkeys, lemurs, deer and other animals. 🦌🦝🐎 🐿️ If you haven't been there, I highly recommend visiting : https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/hampstead-heath/golders-hill-park/Pages/default.aspx
Here’s my happy place! It’s the drinking fountain at Highgate Woods. Which is my absolute favourite place to run - I love seeing it at all times of year and how it changes. The bluebells now are particularly lovely. I know it’s Haringey not Barnet so it’s a bit of a cheat.... but we’ve done it for GG Barnet tasks so I figured that was ok...?
Highgate woods fountain What three words - meals.noted.remark. And my selfie, minus GG t shirt which I forgot 🙄
Hello! Here is my highlight run in Hampstead garden Suburb near Hampstead Heath extension. It’s a great place to run/walk and explore. If you are a Harry Potter fan you may like this....my highlight moment in Barnet. Can you guess?
This 3 word address for location
Goodgym Barnet decided to spell out the words ' We Love GoodGym Barnet!' using their solo Strava mapped runs over the last few days. We have also got some love hearts, a litter picker and a shovel (iconic images for GGB! ) Lots of runners involved in producing this picture below. Some of them are in red below give them a shout by clicking on the name.
Thanks to Sarah for coordinating the idea, photos and the following words....
Over time, the GoodGym Barnet community has spread worldwide! Whilst we are apart for now, separated by either social distancing or the Atlantic Ocean we are still running as a community, doing good and looking forward to our next run together.
Thank you to all that took part and lets keep rising to the challange!
here is the next one https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/run-for-a-local-highlight
Keep fit and keep healthy ( its your best defence)
Your mission ( if you choose to accept) is run and take a photo of something that you enjoy or appreciate seeing. Could be a flower, tree, building, statue, view, car.. anything! Maybe tell us why in a couple of sentences. We will find some little gems for each other in barnet or other locations. ( please share the location 3 words or google maps so that others could find) You have until the first tuesday in May to complete. Please share on GGB social and don't forget to sign up here.
Choose a letter from the GGB doodle pole and create it on a Strava run and submit to me. The we will make out the words Good Gym Barnet. https://doodle.com/poll/xgteepkhxpxmv8dd Send me your screenshot when done. Plenty of time to sort.