Pete completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Pete was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Despite a very damp start to the day 8 intrepid GoodGymers were keen to get out in the fresh air and get back to doing some good!
To kick start their Saturday, 5 of our group decided to top and tail the mission with a 4 mile run and they all arrived warmed up and raring to go!
Today's community mission was at Derby YMCA where we were helping to tidy up and paint an outdoor community garden space.
We quickly set to work litter picking, turning over the soil and learning a new technique in fence painting with dustpan brushes, which proved to be more effective than expected!
We were joined by two of the YMCA residents who were a fantastic addition to the team and definitely helped to keep us all motivated. It was great to learn about all the residents who are helped by YMCA and the great work that they do across Derby.
After a whirlwind couple of hours we managed to dodge the rain, dig over the soil, re-painted the raised beds, planted flowers, spread out the bark and cleared the garden of rubbish!
A huge thanks to YMCA for inviting us to help out and thank you to Rachel for connecting us with them. We all agreed it was great to be back together again and we can't wait to get back out running very soon!!
We met again on Tuesday night for a socially-distanced social run around Markeaton Park.
Two laps meant we travelled 5k whilst seeing lots of activity in the park from people on the tennis courts to a fair being set up. Some of the members were now confident in the route around Markeaton Park and could take in the scenery knowing what was coming next...starting at the tennis courts does mean we start with the one hill within the park but it means it's over with pretty quickly, well, until the second lap.
Thank you to everyone who joined in this evening and for representing GoodGym in your tshirts!
See you next Tuesday!
Meet at Markeaton Park by the tennis courts at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
Please wear your GoodGym t shirt if you have one!
The car park is pay and display so please be mindful of this if you're travelling by car and parking at Markeaton Park. The area by the tennis courts is £1.60 for an hour.
We'll be aiming for a 5k so two laps around the park.
All paces and abilities are welcome!
A great start to GoodGym Derby in-person training sessions!
We met by the tennis courts at Markeaton Park and had a chat about running experience, how long people had been a member with GoodGym and of course the million dollar question....who has been to the pub since they opened yesterday?!
Two laps meant we travelled 5k and then some, it was great to see people out and about in green spaces again.
Thank you to everyone who joined in this evening.
We're back and on a mission!
Please note that this training session has been cancelled.
Join us for a (still socially distanced) in person run at Markeaton Park, Derby.
All paces catered for :)
Meet by the tennis courts at 6pm and we'll leave shortly after.
Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
Calling all Shed Heads - we need your help in building one!
Help putting up our shed which will be our hub to house all of our donations.
This will enable the charity to take in more donations and establish a hub for people to drop off donations.
Point of contact on the day: Daniel Pikett email@example.com 07380366895
Precise timing TBC