Paulin Shek

Southwark

TaskForce

172Good deeds

410runs

739cheers

TaskForce achievements

67

Community Missions
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9

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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Run reports
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Paulin Shek signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Helping out at Surrey Docks Farm ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ

Sat 30 Jul 14:00 pm
Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhide Street, London, SE16 5ET
Help maintain this community farm

We are back at Surrey Docks Farm

Gemma, Pat and Kate (coordinators at the Farm) need 6 volunteers to help out with a host of tasks from weeding to sieving compost and from bagging manure to sweeping the goats pen. There's always plenty to do! The session is from 14:00-16:00.

  • Please remember to bring your own gloves
  • Adhere to the Farm's rules at all times
  • This is a popular and in-demand task, so please sign up and turn up on the day if you can commit. Otherwise, please give the space to someone else.

As always, the last hour half is spent cuddling goats, sheep and all the other Farm animals! Hope you can join us and say hello to the pigs, goats and sheep again!

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Paulin Shek signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Group Run: Preparing the Nature Reserve for acoustic night ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽธ

Wed 25 May 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Tidying up the Nature Reserve ready for their acoustic night on Friday

Jane from Galleywall Nature Reserve has asked for our assistance to prepare the Nature Reserve for their acoustic night, which will happen on the Friday (27th).

What will we be doing?

  • Clearing and making the entrance and paths presentable
  • Pruning trees and bushes
  • Weeding
  • Litter picking any rubbish
  • General tidying and setting up
  • Turning the compost (additional task)

New to GoodGym Southwark?

Not to worry, it can be daunting coming to your first group run, but we are so welcoming whether you're just starting out as a runner or have been running for years. We welcome all!

Here's the important information - the "Where, When and What":

๐Ÿ“ We meet at Old Spike Roastery in Peckham between 18:30-18:45. You can also meet us at the task: Galleywall Nature Reserve near South Bermondsey Station at 19:10/19:15.

โŒš 18:30 (leaving at 18:40 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:10/19:15. We will be back in Peckham by 20:30 (latest).

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

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ After a quick warm-up, we run together as a group. If there are loads of us, there will be a back marker to ensure no one is left behind. On this run, we will be running 3.5k each way. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 25 minutes. We will spend 45 minutes doing the tasks mentioned above (or as much as we can) before running back to finish by 20:30.

Advisable: Bring your gardening gloves ๐Ÿงค for the task.

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Paulin Shek went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

A-rice to the challenge

Sat 21 May
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Report written by Paulin Shek

This morning, Rebecca and I delivered some food parcels for Kinship Kitchen, a non-profit that supports Kinship families by building community via a cooking club. We picked up the parcels from Anna-Lou from Kinship Kitchen, and after a quick photo and chat, we set off on our deliveries. Before we left, Anna-Lou also gave us our own copy of the recipe that they will be cooking today: Sweet potato and chickpea curry with rice - yum!

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Paulin Shek went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

Summer bulbs are planted to brighten the worm's homes ๐Ÿ’ก

Wed 18 May
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

After such a glorious day in the sunshine, the grey clouds rolled in, but the humid and warmth was still ever present.

Daryl, Emma, Nelly and Sam met up at Old Spike Roastery as they discussed their weekends as they were potentially waiting for a first-timer, but she didn't arrive by 18:45, so Sam proceeded with his GG speech announcing the latest news and what's coming up!

This time, Sam wanted to do the warm-up on Peckham Rye Common as our usual spot is down an alleyway next to Old Spike. Yet, he wanted to use as much space as he could.

After the warm-up, our ice-breaker question tonight was to do with Sam's week as he went hiking in the Lake District last weekend for a work charity event, but he is also going to be participating in the Three Peaks Challenge this weekend. Thus, the question was: What is your favourite hiking spot in the world?

Daryl started with saying the Lake District as that's where his partner is from, but he also likes the Dales, Nelly found it hard to split it between the Lake District and Brecon Beacons, Emma and Sam both chose the Dolomites. Later, Paulin mentioned a place called "Rosemary Hill" and Jen said the place near her parent's place in New Zealand (which didn't make the LOTR cut...maybe the boot-leg edition)


The Bad-Ass Playlist

Straight down the paths leading from one end of the Common to the other and along the way we met up with Paulin who had cycled part of the way. We continued our 1.8k run up Dunstans Road before tackling the steep incline of Underhill and Overhill Road (it's in the name). We made it to the Dawson's Height estate where we bumped into Jen as she cycled from home there. It took us awhile to find "Ellie and the gang" (releasing their highly anticipated EP next month), but after some snooping from Sam, he spotted them.

Ellie was there with Patrick, one of the residents of the estate, but later a few more residents came out to help us plant summer bulbs. There were a variety of summer bulbs and tools to choose from. The instructions were clear: take a bag of bulbs, a tool (not yourself) that you are comfortable with and to plant anywhere. The rule of thumb was to dig double the size of the bulb to ensure it's not too deep and not too swallow.

Whilst we dug and planted the bulbs, Sam put on his "bad-ass playlist" with hits including a few ballads from the 80s. The songs, the weather and the company kept everyone's spirit high. We planted at least 20-30 bulbs each, but we can always round the total to the nearest thousand...

Time flies when you're having fun as the 40 minutes evaporated and before we knew it, Ellie was taking group photos of us! Everyone was pleased with our efforts and there were tentative plans to book in another session in July! #winning

We departed our ways with "Ellie and the gang", but there was a quick viewpoint stop at Dawson's Hill. Despite the weather being cloudy, the views were still amazing. We got in a quick group photo before saying our goodbyes to Jen who cycled home and then later Paulin who picked up her bike where we found her.

We finished off where we started on the Common to do our final warm down stretch before a cooldown walk back to the Old Spike Roastery.


Thank You to all the GG-ers

A personal thanks from me to all those who came and ran tonight! It was great to warm-up on the Common and the outbound route was challenging, but we made it to the top in one piece. Thanks for digging through some tough soil, but a bit of GoodGym elbow grease usually does the job. Great work team!


Thank You Ellie

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 owner. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ellie and the residents of Dawson Heights for welcoming us into their community garden and giving us the chance to help out and to make new friends! We hope the summer bulbs will blossom in time.

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Paulin Shek signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Group Run: Planting summer bulbs @ Dawson's Height

Wed 18 May 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Help this community garden flourish!

Ellie from Arbor has loads of projects around London, we know and have been to the lovely Bells Gardens a few times now, but this time she would love our help at Dawson's Height Community Garden. We will be planting summer bulbs and we may be joined by some of the residents who tend to this community garden regularly.

New to GoodGym Southwark?

Not to worry, it can be daunting coming to your first group run, but we are so welcoming whether you're just starting out as a runner or have been running for years. We welcome all!

Here's the important information - the "Where, When and What":

๐Ÿ“ We meet at Old Spike Roastery in Peckham between 18:30-18:45. You can also meet us at the task: Dawson's Height, behind AM Supermarket on Overhill Road, SE22 0PN at 19:10/19:15.

โŒš 18:30 (leaving at 18:45). If meeting at task, be there for 19:10/19:15. We will be back in Peckham by 20:15 (latest).

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

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ After a quick warm-up, we run together as a group. If there are loads of us, there will be a back marker to ensure no one is left behind. On this run, we will be running 2.25k there and about 2.25k back. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 15-20 minutes. We will spend 45 minutes doing the tasks mentioned above (or as much as we can) before running back to finish by 20:15.

Advisable: Bring your gardening gloves ๐Ÿงค for the task.

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Paulin Shek signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

GG Cyclists needed: Bike Deliveries for Kinship Cookery Club

Sat 21 May 10:30 am
Dennett's Road, London, SE14 5LJ
Supporting families by delivering ingredients and recipes for their online cookery club

Kinship Hub have their Kinship Kitchen project where the families supported by this community organisation can interact and cook together virtually through their online Cooking Club. Anna-Lou (founder and director of Kinship Hub) needs our help in delivering food parcels (ingredients and recipes) for the local families.

You will need to provide your own backpack or panier bag, the food parcel weight will be 2-5kg. Some members will be required to carry 2 food parcels, both a rucksack and panier bag may be needed.

Here are the details:

๐Ÿ“ Deliveries will be collected from Dennett's Road SE14 5LJ.

๐Ÿšด Distances can vary between 5k - 16k (one-way), so cyclists will be needed.

โŒš Pick-up at 10:30 and the community mission is finished once you finish your drop-off(s).

Here are the routes (subject to change):

  • ROUTE 1: Nunhead to Surrey Quays & Bermondsey (2 Drop Offs) - 3.1 miles/5k bike ride (17 minutes cycling time) - Map
  • ROUTE 2: Nunhead to Nunhead & Lewisham (2 Drop Offs) - 3.7 miles/6k bike ride (21 minutes cycling time) - Map
  • ROUTE 3: Nunhead to Sydenham - 4.6 miles/7.5k (28 minutes cycling time) - Map
  • ROUTE 4: Nunhead to Lee - 4.7 miles/7.5k bike ride (30 minutes cycling time) - Map
  • ROUTE 5: Nunhead to Canning Town - 7 miles/11.2k bike ride (46 minutes cycling time) - Map
  • ROUTE 6: Nunhead to Bromley - 9.9 miles/16k bike ride (50 minutes cycling time) - Map

PLEASE STATE WHICH ROUTE YOU ARE COMMITTING TO IN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!

Deadline to sign up: Friday 20th May at 12:00PM

You will be given your full delivery address details the night before. If you have any issues on the day, you can call Anna-Lou on 07792320549.

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Paulin Shek completed a training run โ€ข More of a meander than a run
Thu 12 May
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5.7km
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43:43
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07:36/km
Paulin Shek completed a training run โ€ข Evening Run
Wed 11 May
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5.0km
โ€ข
33:16
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06:37/km
Paulin Shek signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Digging turfed soil for planting @ Elmington Community Gardens

Sun 22 May 10:00 am
The Wildlife Triangle, Brisbane Street, London, SE5 7NZ
Help the residents of Elmington Estate continue to grow their community garden/space

Volunteers and members of Elmington Community Gardens will be meeting on Sunday 22nd of May at 10:00-12:00 to help dig out heavy turfed soil, so that they can start planting and create a wildlife corridor in other neglected spaces continuing down Brisbane Street. Bring gloves and but all other tools will be provided.

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Paulin Shek went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

A spanner in the works

Sat 7 May
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Report written by Paulin Shek

Sam, Emma and I went to PNK community garden yesterday morning to help out. PNK had recently received many tonne bags full of woodchip, but before they could be put on the ground, we needed to do some weeding first. Also there was Harrison, who is a regular volunteer of PNK.

We organised ourselves into a system of different tasks: weeding, filling up wheelbarrows of woodchip, and laying the woodchip down.

The woodchip itself contained many surprises - mushrooms, which we composted, and also some non-compostable surprises, like a glove and a spanner!

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