Nelly

Southwark

23Good deeds

23runs

34cheers

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Group Run: Flyering for Peckham Pantry

Wed 27 Oct 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Drive awareness for this community initiative - informing families that food can be affordable during hard times

Peckham Pantry (based near Old Kent Road) is asking for our help to deliver flyers for their community initiative helping families during difficult times to make food more affordable. We have done some flyering in the past for them, but we haven't quite finished the task. There is a square area between Burgess Park and Commercial Way (and the Willowbrook Estate) that we need to flyer around.

We will run from Old Spike Roastery to Commercial Way before strategically delivering flyers street by street. Before running back to the Old Spike Roastery.

The "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ Meet at Old Spike Roastery.

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:45 latest). We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

βœ… There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Hard to tell as depends on how many streets we will cover, but we will be running around 3k to 5k in total. There will be a back marker to ensure no one gets left behind. Running at a medium pace to get to the first flyering spot in 15 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as it's getting dark for the run.

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Booking you in πŸ“š

Wed 20 Oct
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

Pun credited to: Adam

The smell of coffee at the Old Spike Roastery tempted us to meet inside even though the weather was mild and it hadn't started to rain (yet)! Adam was the first to arrive and like me, had already done two group runs this week with Wandsworth on Monday night and Lambeth last night. What a guy, full of goodness! πŸ˜‡ Nelly arrived next after noticing she was away these past couple of weeks. She reminded me that she had a lovely time in France with her parents last week. She was back for her regular routine. Paulin and Jess arrived one after the other as we drew closer to the departing time. Jess was back for her second Group Run and good deed as well as Hannah, who just showed up on the dot! Great to see new faces come back for more!


The shortest Group Run run

After a quick warm-up to get our hearts racing and bodies warm, we ran towards Peckham Rye Park, doing half a (total) lap of the park and headed towards Nunhead Green. The run lasted just over 12 minutes (15 minutes with traffic lights) and came up to 2k! It was just enough to consider it a group run, but I knew that Polis (the task owner for tonight) and Trii were waiting for us at Salvation Army Nunhead. It was Trii's first ever good deed and it was great to see that she wanted to come and help out her local community. It really was a pleasant surprise - from tag rugby teammates (and we still are) to community champions! Thank you Trii for coming out tonight!


Enough books to start a book shop

Knock knock knock, is anyone home?!?

The lights were on. In the background, I could see Polis make his way to the front of the building to let us in. It was a pleasure to see Polis again after a few month since our last collaboration and he looked well. The charity shop that the Salvation Army set up a few months ago was in full stock (and in full swing too). Yet, we weren't here to shop (or so I thought....). We were here to help Polis shift and lift bags (and I mean BAGS) of books from the storage space underneath the stairwell to the first floor, where the project is to convert it into a (co-)working space (as many of us work from home). However, this is still in development and thus, this space could be used to sort and store books!

Travel, cooking, children, softback and hardback

Things to put on my Hinge/Bumble profile?!...maybe the first two...three? πŸ˜‚ Nope, it was how we had to categorize the books once they started to come through from downstairs. Paulin and Nelly got a pen, some paper, sticky tape and a system in order to organise the books as Adam, Hannah, Jess and Trii took on the back-breaking and arm-aching task of carrying the heavy bags of books (and then DVDs) up (luckily) one flight of stairs.

Netflix and streaming killed DVDs - Jess

A bit of a statement there Jess, but true! Once the books and DVDs were up, the whole team got involved in categorizing. This is when the shopping started...the saying "I'll stay for one pint" and you end up having five in a pub can be applied to books in a charity shop. There were some interesting finds, it seems the book - Fear of Flying - isn't about the fear of literally flying...there were a couple of interesting sentences that catches the eye of the reader πŸ‘€. Literally.

The time to browse for books whilst sorting them too was approaching and I had to make sure we put a bookmark in this task for 20:00. Tick tock, tick tock. We had one last quick task to move the unorganised bags of books and DVDs to an area out of the way to be sorted for another day. We had to take that all important group photo before wishing Polis well AND taking our books home with us!

No time for a HIIT session or a longer run, so I took the group through a short-cut to get back to Old Spike in time for 20:15. We finished off with some stretches on the green before parting ways.

Thank You Polis

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good! We praise the runners/cyclists/walkers who come to get fit and help out, but we often forget about our task owners and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Polis for agreeing to stay later than usual and host us. We have a shared vision to do more work together (painting, food prep, youth clubs), so please watch out for this space and future Group Runs!

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Lifting & Shifting Books @ Salvation Army Nunhead

Wed 20 Oct 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Helping the Salvation Army keep their charity shop clear

Salvation Army Nunhead is asking for our help to lift and shift excess donated books from their charity shop to their storage space. This will be a full body workout as we will be climbing stairs (2 flights). There might be other tasks, but this will be confirmed closer to the date.

Since Salvation Army Nunhead is just around the corner from Old Spike Roastery, we'll do a couple of laps of the Rye to ensure we get the fitness part done right.

If you prefer to walk, you can walk from the Old Spike Roastery to Salvation Army Nunhead in the same time as the runners do laps of the Rye.

The "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ Meet at Old Spike Roastery for the Group Run OR at the task, Salvation Army Nunhead (Nunhead Green entrance) at 19:00.

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:45 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:00. We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

βœ… There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ We will be running around 2.5k there and 1k back. There will be a back marker to ensure no one gets left behind. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 15 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as it's getting dark for the run and potentially, a mask 🀿 for the task.

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Just need a little bit of encourage-mint 🌿

Wed 29 Sep
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

A gorgeous evening for a Group Run from Peckham to Galleywall Nature Reserve near South Bermondsey. Nelly and I met outside the Old Spike Roastery and were ready to head off just the two of us, but suddenly we were pleasantly surprised that Natalia appeared! New to GoodGym? We asked. Nope, this was her 3rd Good Deed hooray! Yet, it was her first Group Run. It still counts as a Group Run, even though we were in 3.

After a warm up in the green space in front of the Old Spike Roastery, we headed off down the busy Rye and into Surrey Canal Walk, ventured across Old Kent Road before making our way along Abercorn Way towards South Bermondsey station. The run was just over 3 kilometres and took us 22 minutes as we were taking it at a medium pace and although, both Natalia and Nelly said they couldn't talk and run....they were throughout the whole run πŸ˜‚


Galleywall Nature Reserve

Emma had cycled in to meet us at the task and had just arrived as we sprinted in! Luigia (the task owner) was kindly waiting for us and she had already been at Galleywall Nature Reserve for an hour as the night slowly descended into darkness. Yet, no fear as Sam had brought some battery powered torches - strong, but not fully charges πŸ™„

First Task: Laying Woodchip πŸͺ΅

Luigia had a few tasks for us to do, but the main ones involved laying down wood chip and raking them evenly across the ground in strategic places in the Nature Reserve. Natalia and Nelly, with their head torches to assist them, were up for the task to shovel wood chip in a wheelbarrow and distribute it where Luigia needed it - near the children's play area, along the path and under the sheltered communal space (to make it look and feel more homely).

Chippy the Woodchipper - Natalia

Second Task: Minty fresh 🌿

Secondly, Luigia had rescued some mint and wanted to plant it near the children's area, but this space needs some tending to before we could plant the fresh mint. Emma had to weed before making four holes to plant the surviving stems of mint! They were given a boost with what Luigia likes to call "stinky water". It's water with neetle that produces an awful odour, but the plants thrive on it! Lastly, Emma put down some wood chip to help stop any weeds to grow near or around the mint.

Busy Bees 🐝

As we were wrapping up for the night, Luigia showed us the bees that were still wide awake at 20:00! Looks like we weren't the only busy bees 🐝 at the Nature Reserve! 😊

We officially finished off with a few group photos too! πŸ˜‰


Hope everyone enjoyed their time at Galleywall Nature Reserve tonight! Thank you for laying and raking woodchip, weeding, planting and watering the rescued mint! 🌿 Hope to see you on another Group Run or Community Mission soon!

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Back to the Nature Reserve 🌱: Group Run to Galleywall

Wed 29 Sep 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Will make the nature reserve more accessible and enjoyable for all

Running through Peckham, down Surrey Canal Way and then towards South Bermondsey to the beautiful oasis that is Galleywall Nature Reserve. We will be helping them out with the clearing of weeds, nettles and bindweed from area by pond. Laying woodchip on flower beds. Cutting up dried reeds to lay on compost.

The "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ Meet at Old Spike Roastery for the Group Run OR at the task, Galleywall Nature Reserve

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:40 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:00. We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

β›” Still no access to Old Spike Roastery, so come prepared to run. Thus, no access to their toilets either.

πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ We will be running around 3k there and 3k back. There will be a back marker to ensure no one gets left behind. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 20 minutes.

Advisable: Bring a head torchπŸ”¦ as it's getting dark and gardening gloves 🧀 for the task.

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Shop till you (don't) drop !

Wed 22 Sep
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Report written by Hayley Williams

We had a beautiful sunset run around the Rye and then headed to TRAID to help them clear up after their huge sale. There were rails of clothes to clear, hangers to stack and boxes to fill keeping us busy before running back. A great work out and source of outfit inspiration!

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Golden Gym !

Wed 15 Sep
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Report written by Hayley Williams

As the sunset we made our way to Old Alleynian's Rugby Club in Dulwich and made it just in time for a beautiful golden hour.

Ian had prepared a rugby themed fitness session for us that kept the hear rate up before we were able to help out clearing the side of the pitch that will allow water to drain and for players to continue to enjoy the facility.

We were rewarded with some oranges and a bag of gold coins that we celebrated at the end of our run!

Great running everyone!

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Group Run - Team Tidy Up At TRAID

Wed 22 Sep 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
TRAID is an environmental charity working to tackle and solve the problems caused by producing, consuming and disposing of clothes.

It's a tidying up and packing challenge! The tasks are to take clothes off the hangers, pack the clothes in big boxes or trolleys and pack the hangers. We will have a run around the Rye before heading to the store on Rye Lane

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No more weeds workout ! Group run to Old Alleynian's Rugby Club

Wed 15 Sep 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Will keep the area accessible and in great shape for the local people who use and enjoy the green space.

A good run from Peckham, through Dulwich Park to the Old Alleynian's Rugby Club where we will help out maintaining the grounds and surrounding areas. Ian at the rugby club has promised a 20 minute HIIT session to be included for those who want to up the intensity too!

Bring gardening gloves and good vibes!

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A 'hill' of a time !

Wed 1 Sep
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Report written by Hayley Williams

Last night's Group Run took us to Galleywall Nature Reserve, we were back for the second time in a few weeks but still not quiteeee sure how to get there without Sam on the directions leading us there and back!

We were composting, clearing weeds from the surrounding of the pond, wood chipping, litter picking, building a whole new hill for more plant life to grow and cutting down reeds while hearing all about Vic's upcoming walking and running holiday to Devon.

Nelly did a great job at chopping sticks to a very precise six inches and adding these to the compost circle of life. Emma managed to avoid falling into the pond, did a great job at clearing the overgrowth and even discovered a friendly frog who was enjoying our work. Karen transformed a seating area that will be used by children with a new layer of wood chip and Emma made sure there was not a piece of litter left in site.

Another great week at Galleywall! Thanks to Jane and team for having us.

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