Rachel Carthy

Helping people in Derby to get fit by doing good

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26runs

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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

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

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
Rachel Carthy went on a group run
Group run
Derby

No need for that umbrella...

Tue 21 Sep
Report written by Rachel Carthy

On a beautiful sunny evening in Darley Park Pete, Naomi, Gwyn, Tracey and myself managed to fill two bin bags with litter we collected whilst having a catchup about returning to work, recent run events and parkrun.

Well done to Pete for making our chatty meetup returning from Bristol just in time....we didn't ask if he'd actively travelled his way back up to Derbyshire....impressive if he had!

Our useless find of the night was an umbrella Tracey found under a bench - possibly ditched as a result of not being needed due to the sunny weather but it was really near a bin so it was disappointing to see it had just been disguarded and not put in the bin. Tracey's useful find of the night was a clothing sizing label - she says they're almost indestructible and uses them to repair items like backpacks with holes.

Headtorches will be needed on future runs now it's darker a lot earlier and we're very grateful that some lights arrived today from goodgym headquarters :)

Great to see Naomi back in action - she was our professional photographer for the evening.

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Rachel Carthy completed a training run • Morning Run
Tue 21 Sep
2.3km
30:40
13:03/km
Rachel Carthy completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 20 Sep
5.4km
48:50
09:02/km
Rachel Carthy completed a training run • Evening Run
Fri 17 Sep
4.9km
31:00
06:22/km
Rachel Carthy completed a training run • Evening Run
Fri 17 Sep
5.0km
31:33
06:20/km
Rachel Carthy has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Thu 16 Sep 2021

Rachel is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

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