Rachel Carthy

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Rachel Carthy signed up to a group run
Group run
Derby

Social run around Alvaston Park

Tue 30 Nov 18:15 pm
Alvaston Park, Off London Road, Derby, DE24 8QQ
Social chatty run at Alvaston Park

Meet at the car park (near the public toilets) at Alvaston Park at 6.15pm - we will be leaving at 6.30pm for a run around the park.

There is a free car park by the Community Centre. To access the car park, go down Meadow Lane off the main A6 London Road. The postcode is DE24 8QQ.

Please bring a headtorch and wear a hi-vis if you have one.

Please sign up if you're planning to attend and also remove yourself from the register if you can no longer make it - so I know who to look out for and don't leave without anyone.

We'll be aiming for 5k. All paces and abilities are welcome.

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Rachel Carthy signed up to a group run
Group run
Derby

Social run around Markeaton Park

Tue 23 Nov 18:30 pm
Markeaton Park , Derby, DE22 4AA
Social chatty run at Markeaton Park

Meet at Markeaton Park by the tennis courts at 6.20pm for a 6.30pm start.

Please bring a headtorch and wear a hi-vis 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.

Please sign up if you're planning to attend and also remove yourself from the register if you can no longer make it - so I know who to look out for and don't leave without anyone.

We'll be aiming for 5k so two laps around the park.

All paces and abilities are welcome.

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Rachel Carthy has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 20 Oct 2021

Rachel has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Rachel Carthy went on a group run
Group run
Derby

Social run and litter picking

Tue 19 Oct

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, gloves, a bin bag and a litter picker (I have a few to hand out if you don't have one). Please wear a head torch and a hi-vis 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.

Please sign up if you're planning to attend and also remove yourself from the register if you can no longer make it - so I know who to look out for and don't leave without anyone.

I need to know in advance who needs a litter picker so I don't have to carry multiple ones with me during the session if they're not being used - please let me know in advance rachelcarthy@goodgym.org

We'll be aiming for 5k so two laps around the park.

All paces and abilities are welcome.

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Rachel Carthy went on a group run
Group run
Derby

Giving litter the boot (ok trainer)....

Wed 13 Oct
Report written by Rachel Carthy

After meeting outside Jurys Inn and comparing our hi-vis gear we set off to litter pick alongside the River Derwent. Rachel finally managed to find a discarded face mask (one of our litter picking bingo items) along with the usual cans, bottles and food packaging along the route. Some of the more unusual items tonight included a sock, a trainer (pictured at the crime scene), a filthy dog's toy monkey with a carrier bag for a bow tie and half a huge toblerone bar. We definitely all thought about joining in the fun at the rowing club as the music carried down to the park below (and maybe risking the toblerone) but we stayed focused on our litter picking task.

We covered just over 3 miles doing a loop of the park and enjoyed seeing the atmospheric Darley Abbey Mills lit up. Ashley told us about a tasty meal of duck he'd once had at Darleys and we paused to think about just how locally (sauced) it was given the location next to the river.

Lots of chat about what tv shows we're enjoying at the moment and recent runs. Pete has been a parkrun tourist at Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire which he would thoroughly recommend as a beautiful course and Ashley has been clocking up the miles with some longer runs in preparation for an event.

Thanks to Ashley and Pete for helping out on tonight's session and clearing 3 bags of rubbish from the route!

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Rachel Carthy signed up to a group run
Group run
Derby

Social run and litter picking

Tue 2 Nov 18:15 pm
Jurys Inn, King St, Derby, DE1 3DB
Improve the streets of Derby city centre

Meet at Jurys Inn outside reception at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. There are toilets and a luggage facility we can use.

Plan to litter pick in Derby city centre this time.

Please wear your GoodGym t shirt if you have one, gloves, a bin bag and a litter picker (I have a few to hand out if you don't have one). Please bring a headtorch and wear a hi-vis if you have one.

Please sign up if you're planning to attend and also remove yourself from the register if you can no longer make it - so I know who to look out for and don't leave without anyone.

I need to know in advance who needs a litter picker so I don't have to carry multiple ones with me during the session if they're not being used - please let me know in advance rachelcarthy@goodgym.org

All paces and abilities are welcome.

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Rachel Carthy signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Derby

Help to clean up the steps at River Gardens

Sat 6 Nov 09:00 am
River gardens , Derby, DE1 3AF
Get River Gardens looking its best for visitors

Join us to clean up some of the lower outdoor steps at Derby's River Gardens.

We'll be provided with brushes and scrapers and will just need to wear old clothes/trainers.

The task owner has requested us to volunteer one morning, so this is being listed as a Saturday task in the hope a few of us can get involved.

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Rachel Carthy went on a group run
Group run
Derby

Shining stars on a dark night

Thu 7 Oct
Report written by Rachel Carthy

Thanks to Ashley, Pete and Tracey for being shining stars at this week's litter picking session.

Ashley kicked things off finding a discarded mask on the floor of the car park and we went on to find a dummy, a false nail and a mitten - which we left in case the owner came back to find it and give it a good wash before using (the mitten, not the nail.... )

It was good to see (for as long as we could in daylight) Markeaton Park looking fairly litter-free and being enjoyed by runners, cyclists and scooter owners. We soon had our head torches on to explore the play area and grass away from paths.

The team had a chat about upcoming events they're preparing for including the Monsal Trail half and the Derby 10 mile.

Thanks everyone for coming - hope to see you again soon.

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Rachel Carthy went on a group run
Group run
Derby

Litter picking come rain or shine

Tue 28 Sep
Report written by Rachel Carthy

Ashley and Pete met up with me to litter pick at Alvaston Park on a very rainy evening.

We started off in a children's play park and made our way around some of the paths within the park. We needed our headtorches to find some of the buried treasure like a cloud shaped keyring and some maths homework. We got part way to getting a full outfit together - finding a t shirt, a sock and a trainer. We mostly found drinks bottles from people who were hydrating on hotter days than when we were litter picking.

We managed to collect three full bags of litter and headed back to our homes to wring out our socks and dry off our trainers.

Thanks to Ashley and Pete for turning up despite the weather and helping to make Alvaston Park a safe and enjoyable place for visitors. Just one photo as (like a lot of us) my phone doesn't function well in the rain....

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Rachel Carthy completed a training run • Evening Run
Tue 21 Sep
2.2km
01:18:15
34:59/km
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