Pete

Long limbed enthusiast for everything sporty and outdoor related !

York

TaskForce

100Good deeds

100runs

1,601cheers

TaskForce achievements

8

Community Missions
listed

15

Group Runs
back marked

3

Walking Groups
led

10

Run reports
written

2

Run reports
photographed

0

Group Fitness Activities
led
Next Race Chase the Pud
Pete has run 100 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 6 Dec 2021

Pete has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Pete has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Pete.

Pete went on a group run
Group run
York

Kick-start Holgate Community Orchard and Apiary

Mon 6 Dec

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

We will be digging over the proposed orchard area so please bring your gardening gloves and a headtorch if possible.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (2km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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Pete signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Kick-start Holgate Community Orchard and Apiary

Mon 6 Dec 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
The orchard and wildlife area will give the community somewhere lovely to sit and be a source of free fruit

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

We will be digging over the proposed orchard area so please bring your gardening gloves and a headtorch if possible.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (2km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

Read more
Pete signed up to a race
Race
York

Chase the Pud

Sun 12 Dec 10:30 am
York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, YO23 1EJ
You get to dress up as Santa and chase a pudding!

The annual British Heart Foundation Chase the Pud is back on York Knavesmire. Run one or two laps (3 or 6k) dresseD as Santa trying to catch the Christmas pudding. Entry £12 adults (suit included) or £5 kids (suits available to buy or wear fancy dress)

https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/runs/york-chase-the-pud

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Pete signed up to a party
Party
York

Goodgym York's Sparktacular Christmas Bash

Thu 16 Dec 19:00 pm
Spark, 38 Piccadilly, York, YO1
Lunges and Goodwill for all!

We are back at our favourite Christmas party location, Spark:York. For those who haven't been before, we get our own wonderful eventspace (definitely not a shipping container) all to ourselves. There are loads of food and drink options at Spark:York so those looking to behave on a School night can do so, and those looking to get swept up in the sweet joy of our Yorkie's company and drink way too much can do so too.

Still planning the final details of activities, but we will have a short presentation from our Area Activator Nicky. Plus at least a couple of extra bits, to be confirmed later this week. We have the room from 6pm, so feel free to arrive as early as you like. We will likely kick of the proceedings between 7 and 7.30pm.

So dust off your Christmas Jumper (or like me pretend you haven't been wearing it all year round!) and get your calendar marked for the big evening.

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Pete signed up to a party
Party
York

Acoustic night and quiz

Sun 12 Dec 19:30 pm
Everyman Theatre, York, YO24 1AJ
Great venue, music and free nibbles

Pre COVID one of our GGers organised a charity pub quiz with accompanying live acoustic music and it was a great night. Think of it as a post santa run or 12ks of xmas chilled recovery session (competitive pub quizzers excepted !)

Tickets are free but need to be booked via eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acoustic-christmas-at-everyman-york-tickets-186822550277

Only £2 to enter the quiz on the night but bring some cash for a drink and a charity raffle

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Pete went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Could be a South Banksy?

Wed 24 Nov
Report written by York runner

On a not so red hot, chilli November evening a little mix-ed band of Goodgymers assembled at South Bank Social club to help Young Thugs finish off some painting of their newly renovated studio spaces.

Captain flash aka task leader Katie and the furious 5 were set off in one room painting the floors and giving pillars around the edge of the room a second coat. With the enthusiasm shown by the roller twins Nicky and Emma tackling the floor from the middle out, if we were weren't against the clock before, we certainly were now.

The rest of the mötley crüe set to work painting a bare naked plastered room (after carefully masking all the sockets and light fitting first, we're not the Animals) and soon they were ready to rock and roller.

Meanwhile in the other room Katie found the party setting for the lighting causing a slight panic at the disco but things were only taken a step too far (literally) when an enthusiastic Michal walked straight onto the freshly painted floor - the daft punk.

In a blur an hour of madness had transpired and the joy division in room two had made an impressive transformation whereas the faces in the other room had nearly reached the doors before the paint ran out.

Having not made a public enemy with our painting skills we left our work to cure before (radio) heading home.

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Pete signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Painting a studio space

Wed 24 Nov 18:30 pm
South Bank Social Club, Ovington Terrace, York, YO23 1DJ
This will enable the music studio to settle into their revamped studio space

Young Thugs have requested our help in getting their studio space painted (they have been warned!) So come along and embrace your inner Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen and we'll show them what you can do in 60 minutes or less.

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Pete went on a group run
Group run
York

Skip the willow

Mon 15 Nov
Report written by Nicky Woodall

🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️20 excellent GoodGymmers gathered on a mild Monday evening in November. We welcomed Gemma for her first GoodGym run and celebrated both Govers who reached impressive milestones on the same night. It was Rich's 100th good deed and Nikki's 200th. Go go go Govers! We also celebrated some epic running achievements this week, including the Dalby Dash, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Steve's longest run ever 💪

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️After a discussion of our favourite races/runs (Race the Train and Kielder were the most popular!), we warmed up and headed to Park Grove Primary School. Vicky met us there and gave us our instructions.

🌿 We split into 3 groups - skip, willow and pond - and quickly got to work. The skip group were responsible for "lobbing" various items into said skip. Meanwhile, the willow group were "lopping" said willow and transporting it to the willow pile. The pond team (mostly Dom) were on frog-watch and did some cracking weeding alongside that. Each group did a brilliant job and got loads done 🐸

🐇🐢Once we'd finished, there was time for some fitness, "Hare and Tortoise"-style, which may have got a tad competitive. And then it was time to head back to CVS and on to the pub and Barbara's brownies 🍫

🙌 Thank you everyone, excellent work, and don't forget there are lots of opportunities to get involved this week 🥳

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