Reece Price

Southwark

9Good deeds

9runs

37cheers

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Group run
Southwark

Belated Tanks-Giving!

Wed 4 Dec
Report written by Ian Gostling

Wall of Honour

  • Thanks to Dom for back marking and coming up with this weeks pun!
  • Big Shout to Oliver for his first tourist visit to Southwark!
  • Pat on the back to Manny, Nat & Kate for reaching 10 GOOD DEEDS this week!

Let’s have a Recap

Last night 14 runners ran 8km in total to the striking Stompie Gardens, to help the Tabard Growers in this community space that is home to a decommissioned Soviet Tank!

With the night being colder and a longer distance to run, we set off out the door promptly and hopped straight into our warm up. Once we got moving conversations were in full flow. We arrived in good time to meet Peter who had laid out gloves and bags for us, and directed us to the task of weeding and litter picking. Splitting into 2 teams we got stuck in clearing weeds all along the perimeter fence, and behind the huge tank sat in the middle off the garden! The ground was soft so the weeds were easily pulled out and in no time the garden had been cleared. Finishing off by picking up litter and placing all garden waste on a compost heap. There was even time for a bit of climbing aboard 'Stompie' for a creative group photo.

FUNNY FACT - Stompie the tank was bought as a gift by the land owner for his son. The tanks gun is apparently pointed towards the council buildings after a dispute between the land owner and the council who tried to get rid of it.

After a swift 30 minutes of work was complete, we said goodbye to Peter until we return to Tabard Gardens again next week. On the way back we upped the anti with some lampost strides, a game of knee tag and our weekly squat hold! With Nellyinstructing us that she couldn't stop moving! We kept the pace going all the way back to Old Spike.

Next week we will be running 10km overall as we return to Tabard Garden Allotments to assist the Tabard Growers with more digging and soil moving.

Great work Team! See you next week.

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Reece Price signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Stompie Garden Weeding

Wed 4 Dec 18:45 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Helping the community

Welcome to Southwark GoodGym!

We're a friendly group of runners who combine running and volunteering with local charities and community projects in Southwark.

We meet in Peckham every week to get active and do a physical task.

Arrive at 18.45 this Wednesday in Old Spike Roastery, Peckham, you can store belongings there safely and we'll be back at the cafe at 20.30.

We're running 9km overall to Stompie Garden working with a local community group to help tidy up some weeds. It's getting darker so bring along a headtorch!

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

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Reece Price went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

White-Spirited GoodGym gives Emulsional Support

Wed 6 Nov
Report written by Ian Gostling

Wall of Honour

  • Thanks to Helena for back marking and keeping the group together.
  • Big Shout to Danny & Nelly for completing their first run with us!
  • Pat on the back to Jenny, Emma & Kate for their first tourist visits to Southwark

Social Reminders

  • Friday night is GoodGym Monthly Social - celebrating all things Puns, playlists and Good Deeds come join us!
  • Saturday is the Cross Country League an 8km race taking place in Welwyn. All the details are on their website here

Let’s have a Recap

Last night 24 runners ran 6km in total to Theatre Deli - Old Library in Burgess Park, a charity that transforms unused spaces into creative community venues supporting local groups and emerging artists.

With many regulars and some new faces we hopped through a quick warm up and successfully managed to count all the way up to 24! We took to the back streets up to Peckham Road and sliced our way through Southampton Way with social discussions in full flow. Upon arrival we met Emma who had carefully prepared the areas which required brightening up with a bit of white paint, ready for the upcoming awards ceremonies being hosted here.

Everyone grabbed a tool and we had 20 minutes to roller the walls, paint toilet doors and cover all spots around the hall with a white winter coat. Any spilt drops of paint were quickly wiped up by the white spirit brigade! A handful of runners were treated to some squat pyramids and bear crawls while we shared out the brushes between everyone.

FACT OF THE DAY - 'Paint the town red' most likely owes its origin to a legendary night of drunkenness by the Marquis of Waterford in Melton Mowbray in 1837, who ammoungst other pranks painted a swan statue in red paint!

With the task completed we thanked Emma for having us and continued our run back through Burgess Park, along the Surrey Canal path and back to Old Spike, finishing off with fast paced footwork and a good stretch.

Next week we will be running 10km overall to Tabard Community Gardens for some weeding and digging. Bring a head torch if you have one! Bring your oyster if you would prefer to take the bus back.

See you next week Team! Wrap Up!

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Reece Price signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

A lick of paint

Wed 6 Nov 18:45 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Getting Fit and doing Good

Get fit and do good in Southwark!

Combine running and volunteering in Southwark with GoodGym. We're a friendly group of runners with boundless enthusiasm for helping others!

Meet us at Old Spike Roastery at 18.45 (you can store belongings there safely) and we'll be back at the cafe at 20.30.

It's getting dark so bring a head torch. It's likely to be a painting task this week so wear your old running gear you don't mind getting splashed!

We're running 6km overall to Burgess Park , working with the local community to create a space to nurture creativity and community.

There will be plenty of paint to cover!

Any queries, please get in touch iangostling@goodgym.org

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Reece Price has cheered by other people 25 times. Wed 23 Oct 2019

Reece is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Reece has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

Reece Price went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

Colossal Estate of Play

Wed 23 Oct
Report written by Ian Gostling

Wall of Honour

  • Thanks to Emma for back marking and keeping the group together.
  • Big Shout to Tom & Paulin for completing their first run with us!
  • Pat on the back to Sam doing his 50th Good Deed last weekend!
  • High 5's all round to Allie for finishing the Royal Parks Half as a Rhino last week!!

Let’s have a Recap

Last night 20 runners ran 4km in total to the nearby Cossal Estate Residents and Tenants association hall. This venue is used by many local groups for various activities from arts and woodcraft, circus training, choir practice and concerts. We were met by Jaki who directed us into 2 groups for the various tasks for the evening. One group swept up all the leaves, weeds and rubbish in the outside patio area, clearing a nice open space ready to use for their Xmas party! The second group cleared all 2 store cupboards full of unwanted items of all shapes and sizes! From paint pots to paintings, old stereos and camping beds everything that was no longer needed was carried out in a chain to the dump. We even managed to retrieve a piano that had been inaccessible and unused for 20 years, giving it a new home inside the main hall.

When spotting 4 swiss balls lying around there was only one way we could make best use of them...with a 4 team GoodGym relay competition!

FACT OF THE DAY in 2012, Neil Whyte completed the record for the fastest time 10 Swiss balls have been jumped across at 8.31 seconds! Imagine giving that a go!

First up was an 'over and under' through the legs challenge, followed by a swiss ball dive along the floor with varying levels of success! We finished off with a bear crawl and crab race challenging our coordination, core strength and flexibility. It was no suprise all 4 races were extremely close and fiercely faught!

Next week we will be running 10km overall to the former Daily Mail Printworks in Surrey Quays, which is now a community Paper Garden run by Global Generation to nurture creativity and community.

It's getting dark so bring a head torch. Bring your contactless/oyster card for the overground option home.

Well done team! See you next week.

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Party
Barnet

*GG x Xmas Xtravaganza!*

Fri 6 Dec 19:00 pm
Stephens House & Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley, London , N3 3QE
ALL GG runners welcome for the biggest GG Xmas Celebration of 2019 :)

GG x Xmas Xtravaganza - Xmas Party 2k19

Come and join us for a night of drinks, dancing & celebrations :)

Details as follows:

-Friday 6th December, 7pm till late

-Stephen's House, Finchley Central, (Northern Line)

-Xmas Fancy Dress!

-£5 entry on the door

-Card + Cash bar on the night

Let us know if you have any questions,

can't wait to see you all there!:)

BiG Love, Mumtaz, Damian & Paul XXX

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Reece Price signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Weeding & Clearing

Wed 23 Oct 18:45 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Helping the community

Get fit and do good in Southwark!

Combine running and volunteering in Southwark with GoodGym. We're a friendly group of runners with boundless enthusiasm for helping others!

It's getting dark so bring a head torch.

Meet us at Old Spike Roastery at 18.45 (you can store belongings there safely) and we'll be back at the cafe at 20.30.

We're running 5km overall to nearby Cossall Estate Residents community garden, to land a hand to their raised beds.

There will be plenty to get stuck into throughout the grounds!

Any queries, please get in touch iangostling@goodgym.org

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