Paul Widdowfield

York

64Good deeds

937runs

4,866cheers

Paul Widdowfield completed a training run • Nah
Mon 18 Jan
5.0km
26:33
05:17/km
Paul Widdowfield went on a training session
Training session
York

How did post box cross the road?

Fri 15 Jan
Report written by Michal Czekajlo

Today's challange was to go for a walk, run, or a bike ride and try to find as many Royal Mail post boxes as possible within 1 hour.

On her early morning walk Lucy came across 3 post boxes, plus a kingfisher and a nuthatch.

Paul took his little man for a morning walk around Hob Moor and Tadcaster Road to find 6 post boxes.

Nicola completed her hunt just before noon with no less than 13 findings.

Barbara went for a stroll around Poppleton to discover 6 post boxes.

Shortly after Andy reported 17, yes he has found 17 within 1 hour. They must be all the letter boxes in Northallerton. Andy also found time to note the royal cypher each of his findings was bearing, namely 3x George V, 2x Edward VII, 2 George VI and 10 EIIR.

Meanwhile Paul shared that the post box on Poppleton Road crossed the road!?

It just takes about a hundred years - Paul K

Just after 4pm Amy sent us some snowy selfies from her afternoon run in Leeds. She found 7 post boxes on her way.

Jeanette snapped 12 post box selfies in 58 minutes. She ran a route in Leicester which incorporated some of the locations that she knew of, but most were new discoveries.

I took longer route home from work to discover 8 post boxes, however the 8th box was found past the 1h time limit.

Shortly after amazing news of 18 findings came through from Michael.

On his way to and from a community mission Mitchell found 4, or maybe 5 post boxes?

The night shift post box hunters Debs and Louise went on their hunt late into the night. On her midnight 5k walk Debs came across 8 post boxes and Louise found no less than 19 during her 2 hours walk around the centre of Reading.

The challenge winners are:

  • Run category - Michael for finding 18 post boxes within 1 hour.
  • Walk category - Debs and Michal - each of them found 7 post boxes within 1 hour.
  • Cycling category - no participants
  • A special award for 19, that is the highest number of post boxes found goes to Louise

Give them all a big cheer!

Apart from good fun and a chance to make some more KM's towards the January Challenge we learnt that taking photos of post boxes can be faffy - having to get the phone out every time, take gloves off, unlock the phone , pose, take a photo and put the phone back to your pocket is time consuming and awkward.

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Fri 15 Jan
6.3km
01:29:07
14:04/km
Paul Widdowfield signed up to a training session
Training session
York

Session at York Racecourse

Sat 16 Jan 09:00 am
York Racecourse, York Racecourse, York Racecourse
Enhanced physical and mental wellbeing

Why not come at some point between 9am and 12noon to run, walk, or cycle some distance along the Racecourse loop.

The important thing is that we don't stop to socialise, or chat.

You are okay to exercise with only one other person not from your household.

If you run/walk/cycle behind another GoodGymer I suggest that you do not come closer than 50 meters to avoid breaking COVID-19 guidance [50 meters is Michal's guidance. Keep a longer distance if you feel that is more appropriate]. You can move clockwise, or anticlockwise along the track.

It's not how I envisaged this session, but since the new restrictions kicked in on 5th Jan, it's all we can do.

IMPORTANT

Remember to follow the current guidance in relation to COVID-19 while out and about.

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Training session
York

Friday Challenge EPISODE 2

Fri 15 Jan 12:00 pm
TEAM NICKY SPINKS, Location of your choice, Location of your choice
A bit of fun doing something new

This week's Friday challenge will be to hunt for Royal Mail post boxes. I have done this with my kids back in April 2020 and we had a great fun exploring our local area. We surely know where to post our letters now :)

Aim: go for a walk, run, or a bike ride and try to find as many Royal Mail post boxes as possible within 1 hour. Provide photographic evidence of your findings.

IMPORTANT

Remember to follow the current guidance in relation to COVID-19 while out and about.

Remember, you only have 1 hour for the task and can do it anytime between 8am and 9pm.

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York

Run (or walk) to celebrate GG York's 4th birthday

Sat 23 Jan 06:00 am
From Home, Your Pad, HOME X
Mark our fourth birthday with a special run or walk

On 23rd January 2021, GG York is four years old!

Though we can't get together in our usual fashion to celebrate, we can use it as an excuse to do a little bit of extra running or walking and tot up some more distance for the January Challenge.

You just need to do an activity to mark the occasion. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Run/ walk 4 miles or 4 km
  • Create some birthday / GG York themed strava art
  • Visit the site of as many previous GG tasks as you can find/ remember / have the energy for
  • Convert the total number of good deeds you've done into minutes and run or walk for that long
  • Plan your run to go past the old Brigantes building and look wistfully into the window
  • Do a good deed. If there's nothing official listed, you could always litter pick in your local area.
  • Run along some (or even all!) of the paths we've helped create / maintain - suggestions include Heworth Home, Danesmead Wood, Acomb Wood, Chapman's pond, Hull Road Park and Mayfield Public open space
  • Recreate a previous fitness session - perhaps Windmill Rise hill reps, a beep test, a 1km time trial on Tadcaster road, step reps at Clifford's tower, duck walks at Rowntree Park, or an (imaginary) indian file across Hob Moor.
  • Eat cake, but in an active way.

Have fun, make sure you stick to the rules of lockdown, and let us know what you get up to via the Facebook or Whatsapp group.

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Tue 12 Jan
5.0km
26:08
05:13/km
Sun 10 Jan
10.0km
48:52
04:52/km
Paul Widdowfield completed a training run • Only fell over once. Result.
Sat 9 Jan
18.0km
01:42:43
05:42/km
Thu 7 Jan
5.5km
29:06
05:16/km
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