Brighton & Hove Food Partnership have a wonderful community kitchen on Queen's Road. They run variety of paid cookery courses and they use the profits from this to run courses for disadvantaged groups so its a great cause.
They have requested a visit from 10 of us to give it a good clean.
It's a short run/ walk but expect a big fitness session!
Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start for the run/walk.
Welcome to Brighton Goodgym to Daniel, great to have you along for your first run and good deed!
Manor Paddock is a council run senior’s housing scheme with a garden looked after by resident Luc. Much of the garden had been taken over by onion bulbs which Luc had removed and our task was to replace them with a selection of nice bulbs including narcissi, crocosmia and tulips. Armed with dibbers and trowels we set to work and were advised by Luc that dibbing was best! Meanwhile Daniel & Amro competed for top spot in the Great Brighton Rake Off and bagged up loads of leaves from the lawn to make compost.
A quick fitness session of ramp sprints and squats followed, and eventually some of us actually warmed up!
Manor Paddock is a council run seniors housing scheme with a garden lovingly maintained by resident Luc. But they can always use some extra help to keep on top of things and help the residents enjoy this lovely space.
Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
Philippa has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
Quote of the evening goes to Frances for "I feel like I’m having a ceasarean' whilst performing the scissors during the fitness session!
But first there was the meet up where we discovered our Victoria statue meeting point is fenced in for an impending Christmas market. So we gathered under a large elm tree where Frannie stole the show again by being sh** on by a bird! No one 'fessed up to any weekend running achievements for the intro speech but I later discovered that Rebecca had run a trail race at the weekend so congratulations Rebecca and glad you are back to running injury free again.
We ran to Hanover & Elm Grove ward, with the faster runners looping round our lovely Valley Gardens, and meet cllrs. Steph & David who deployed us round the ward on litter picking and graffiti painting duties. I think we are definitely winning on the graffiti as there was only a few tags to cover up, or perhaps they are fair-weather scribblers?
A Tabata fitness session of squats, abs and lunges variations rounded off the evening and for once we didn’t get heckled or gatecrashed by any drunken Levellers!
We'll be making a visit to help out Cll David Gibson and local residents look after the neighbourhood in the Hanover & Elm Grove area.
Expect graffiti painting, litter picking and/or weeding.
Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start for the run/walk. Fitness session to follow the task on The Level.
10 Goodgymmers met last night for some unusually energetic autumnal activities. We started with a short jog to the Real Junk Food project on Gardner Street, where the inspirational Emma laid on a veritable harvest festival of activities for us to choose from according to our level of freakishness. There were floors to be vacuumed, fridges to be cleaned out and for the weirdos in the basement kitchen (the Rosies and Angela), walls to wipe and satisfyingly greasy extractor fan hoods to transform.
Michael successfully corralled us back outside for a run down to the i360, where Tara had us doing some actually quite fun exercises involving high planks and crawling on the floor next to the spooky remains of the West Pier.
We then gratefully headed back along the beach and through the city for our social at the North Laine Brewhouse (thank you to Michelle for organising!), where we talked about knitting and bonfires. Wholesome or what?
We’re also looking forward to Christmas (keep an eye on the WhatsApp group for details) and our next Parkrun meetup this Saturday at Hove Prom. See you there!
The Real Junk Project intercepts food before it goes to landfill, cooks it and serves it at various locations across the city on a pay as you feel basis.
We will be helping them to clean and organise their new cafe in Gardner Street.
6.15pm - meet at Victoria Gardens (southern end near Victoria Statue)
6.30pm - Run or walk to task (very close by!)
6.35pm - Task
7.20pm - Run or walk back to Victoria Gardens
7.25pm - Fitness session (might be fast intervals of our lovely new Valley Gardens!)
8,00pm - Stretch and say goodbye!