14Good deeds



Riobhne signed up to a training session
Training session

Just for fun

Wed 21 Apr 18:30 pm
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, LS6 1BL
Explore the green spaces

Mostly off road trail run through Meanwood Valley on footpaths and exploring lesser known trails. It will be slow and steady!

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Riobhne completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 14 Apr
Riobhne signed up to a training session
Training session

Roundhay Reverse Hippo

Wed 14 Apr 18:30 pm
Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Leeds, LS8 2HH
The roundhay hippo run route!

Meet at 630 for a repeat of the roundhay hippo, this time we’ll do the route in reverse!

Meet by the roundhay fox - parking on mansion lane. See you there :)

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Riobhne has has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Sat 10 Apr 2021

Riobhne completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Riobhne was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Riobhne went on a community mission
Community mission

Crossgates Painting

Sat 10 Apr
Report written by Jenny

On a sunny Saturday morning, six GoodGym Leeds members arrived at Crossgates and Districts Good Neighbours scheme, to help paint the inside of the centre white.

It was lovely to welcome Evie to her first GoodGym Leeds task.

We set about painting the main rooms and smaller rooms. Being the tallest Alex was assigned the painting of the ceiling. We were very kindly given a welcome cup of tea and slice of cake at the break time.

By the end of the two hours, most of the painting work had been completed with just a few bits left that the Crossgate team are planning to finish.

The walls looked a lot brighter after a fresh coat of white paint.

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Riobhne signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Painting for small charity in Cross Gates

Sat 10 Apr 09:30 am
Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours' Scheme CIO, Station Road, Leeds, LS15 7JY
It will make the building feel much more friendly when you first walk in, especially to new service users.

A small team of GoodGym runners are needed to paint the office and community room for Cross Gates and District Good neighbours scheme.

We have been asked to paint the rooms in the community centre - ideally covering the whole space with at least 1 coat of paint. There will be a member of staff available on the day to help with the painting and any questions that GoodGym runners might have.

We will maintain social distance as best we can. Please wear a face covering when inside. Tools will not be shared and painting will be done with paint and paintbrushes provided.

Any questions, get in touch with Gemma (

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Riobhne completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Wed 25 Mar
Riobhne completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Sat 21 Mar
Riobhne completed a training run • Morning Run
Fri 20 Mar
Riobhne went on a party

On Ilkley moor without a hat

Sun 8 Mar
Report written by Alex Briggs

A visit to Ilkley’s ‘Cow and Calf’ was the target for the first GG Leeds hiking social! The morning shower cleared just as the group of intrepid adventurers departed Ilkley station in the direction of the nearest hill!

The 7.8 mile route started tough with a steep ascent up Ilkley crags to join the Dales High Way. Whilst most of us were relieved to reach the top of the trail, Adam was determined to go off piste and scale the adjacent hill to inspect a small Cairn.

Under the advice of friendly walkers passing us in the opposite direction, and with Jenny concerned for her new ‘Swetty Betty’ hiking boots, we stuck to the - only partially submerged - flagstones for the short hop across the moor to our next waypoint, the twelve apostles. After a thorough and detailed history lesson at the stone circle (I’ll google route facts the night before next time!), we left the apostles behind and continued across the moor.

This time the route was much less forgiving, the flagstones gave way to mud - with many a grunt and squeal being heard as the group hopped across the increasing wide and deep boggy puddles! After numerous shouts of ‘are you sure we’re going the right way’ i was relieved when we finally reached the edge of the moor, and dry ground!

“I went in real deep on that one” Riobhne not quite nailing the landing of a big puddle jump.

After a short pit stop, reenergised by greggs sausage rolls (great shout Charlie), we continued towards the rocks. On re-joining the dales way the next definitely planned surprise was a small waterfall which made for a great picture stop. The next waypoint was the cow and the calf pub for a quick drink and comfort break, with great views being had of the Cow and Calf itself.

The route back to Ilkley took us up and over the rocks, with many testing their rock climbing abilities - again Adam proving his bravery by taking the hardest routes possible! As we climbed our way across several mini crags, comparisons were drawn to scenes from the lion king - with Rachel’s rendition of the circle of life proving highly motivational!

“Can anyone remember how the lion king theme tune goes?” Rob inspiring an afternoon song from Rachel.

Starting to get a little weary and more importantly hungry, all were pleased to make it back down the hill to Ilkley - not least new good gymmer Harry on discovering he’d escaped a parking ticket!

Thanks all for attending - hope you enjoyed and we’ll arrange another hike soon!


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