Rob Wilson

Stockport

23Good deeds

23runs

41cheers

Rob Wilson went on a group run
Group run
Stockport

Be-leaf and achieve at Bramhall

Tue 23 Nov
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

Bramhall Park is a beautiful and well maintained park in the heart of Stockport. It is home to a picturesque hall and a wealth of wonderful foliage and The Friends of Bramhall Park work tirelessly to maintain the area. With Autumn leaves falling rapidly, clearing the pathways of leaves is a never ending, yet crucial task.

Our group run began at Life Leisure Bramhall and was supposed to be a short downhill mile run to The Park, however with our tanks full and festive lights and illuminated houses aplenty, we decided to add a little more mileage on to explore the festive delights.

We arrived at Bramhall Park and were greeted by the park's very own security guard - with gleaming beady eyes and a bushy tail. Fred the Fox 🦊

We found our spot, under a magnificent tree, not far from the main hall and got to work clearing and piling the fallen leaves and adding them to the ever growing compost pile which was a pic n mix of the estate's foliage.

We even felt the first spots of snow before winding our way back through the festive lit lanes, with talk of festive plans, The Worst Dad cooked tea and races booked.

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Clearing leaves in Bramhall Park

Tue 23 Nov 18:00 pm
Life Leisure Bramhall, Seal Rd, Bramhall, , Stockport, SK7 2JT
Clearing the pathways of the park and creating compost for planting

*About GoodGym

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Stockport region.

The Task

Bramhall Park is a beautiful and well maintained park in the heart of Stockport. It is home to a picturesque hall and a wealth of wonderful foliage and The Friends of Bramhall Park work tirelessly to maintain the area. With Autumn leaves falling rapidly, clearing the pathways of leaves is a never ending, yet crucial task.

Our task is to pile any fallen leaves ready to be composted and put back onto the soil to encourage growth.

The Run/Walk/Cycle

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities. 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.

Our run will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 23rd November from Life Leisure Bramhall. We will navigate the short journey on foot to Bramhall Park and then back again.

Toilet and parking facilities available at Life Leisure Grand Bramhall. Bring gardening gloves and mask for indoor areas. Headtorches and visible running attire advised. Dress appropriately for outdoor conditions.

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Rob Wilson went on a group run
Group run
Stockport

Would you be-leaf that the parks of Cheadle were clean?

Tue 9 Nov
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

It may have been a drizzly Tuesday evening but our headtorches lit the way for our Cheadle Park Plogging and Jogging task.

The awesome foursome made our way on foot to the eery Abney Hall Park estate, ready to clean the park of any debris.

We searched amongst the leaves and brambles for any unwanted rubbish to collect and bin. The dark night, misty sky and gothic hall made for a great setting for ghost tales! We even unearthed a pet cemetery nestled between the house orchards.

Pete gave us the much awaited reviews of Dynasty - great fruity curry sauce but small portions! And as a standard, we discussed food, bake off and the protection of Kirsty's hair after wash night!

After filtering a bag of rubbish from the park, we headed back to complete our 7km group run.

And we left in great 'spirit'

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Park plogging

Tue 9 Nov 18:00 pm
Life Leisure Cheadle, Shiers Dr, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 1JR
Clean the streets in the local area

About GoodGym

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Stockport region.

The Task

'Plogging' is the combination of running while collecting litter and began in Sweden in 2016. Our task is to combine plogging with a gentle park run around the local Cheadle area to keep the street free from litter.

The Run/Walk/Cycle

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities. 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.

We will meet at Life Leisure Cheadle at 6:00pm on Tuesday 9th November and plog the streets around Cheadle, collecting litter as we go!

As the nights are getting darker, bright clothing and head torches are advisable to remain visible.

Bring gloves and mask for indoor areas.

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Rob Wilson went on a group run
Group run
Stockport

A de-lightful Tuesday Group Run

Tue 2 Nov
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

#RunBrightAtNight

This week's GoodGym Stockport group run was a de-lightful 10km circuit run in our loudest, proudest, brightest hi vis gear and headtorches.

With the clocks going back,the mornings darker and the nights drawing in, being visible while running is a certainly a 'bright idea' and we jumped at the chance to support #RunBrightAtNight campaign which was initiated by a follow Area Activator to raise awareness of running at night safety.

From luminous lime green to fluorescent flamingo coral, every spectrum of the hi vis colours were covered. Head (torches) over heels we ran, and even the infamous Dynasty lit the way home for us!

De - Lightful!

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#RunBrightAtNight

Tue 2 Nov 18:00 pm
Life Leisure Avondale, Heathbank Road, Stockport, SK3 0UP
Raise awareness of running safety in the dark

About GoodGym

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Stockport region.

The Task

With the clocks going back and the nights getting darker, raising awareness of running safety is becoming more and more important. This week's group run, will be a #RunBrightAtNight awareness run. So let's get funky with your brightest gear, take it back to the 80's with hi vis, luminous clobber. Dig out that head torch and we'll navigate a circular 7km (ish) to blow away those Halloween cobwebs!

The Run/Walk/Cycle

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities. 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.

We will meet at Life Leisure Avondale at 6pm on Tuesday 2nd November and navigate our way around the local area, brightening the streets as we go!

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Rob Wilson went on a group run
Group run
Stockport

GoodGym Postal service. Hope we don't get the sack!

Tue 12 Oct
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

October is Stockport's Equality Month, where organisations across the region deliver a while host of free programmes and activities aimed at spreading awareness of issues surrounding equality.

Sector 3 had a batch of leaflets and posters that needed delivering to businesses across the town to promote all of the wonderful activities that were going on.

That's where GoodGym 'stepped' in!

We started our hefty 10km run at Life Leisure Avondale in a typically Manc climate. Rainy and cold (but with warmth in our hearts!)

We navigated a circular route hitting off all the stops along the way and spreading the word and the leaflets for Equality Month.

Kirsty managed to keep her hair dry, Pete got a winning Chinese And we delivered all the leaflets.

Not too shabby for a rainy Tuesday run!

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Spreading the news of Stockport Equality Month

Tue 12 Oct 18:00 pm
Life Leisure Avondale, Heathbank Road, Stockport, SK3 0UP
Raise awareness of Equality Month and the programme to get more people to attend and participate in conversations around equality

About GoodGym

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Stockport region.

The Task

October is Stockport Equality Month and we want as many people in Stockport to know all about Equality Month and the fantastic events on offer.

We have flyers and posters that need to be delivered to local community spaces so they can put up in their venue.

The Run/Walk/Cycle

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities. 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.

Our task will be to run a circular route, starting Life Leisure Avondale at 6pm, and delivering as many of the flyers and posters to the designated drop point as possible.

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Rob Wilson went on a group run
Group run
Stockport

A groundbreaking evening with a sledgehammer.

Tue 21 Sep
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

We love riding out the Indian Summer with as many outdoor tasks before the nights draw in, and tonight's was 'smashing'!

The run to our task with Sparc was an uphill 3km, which we took in our stride, whilst debating how to make the best fried chicken. Food is always on the chat menu at our GoodGym group runs!

Arriving at our venue, which was set back amongst terraced houses, we were greeted with the quaint and well cared for project building. There were fruit trees and garden aplenty, along with a grand collection of garden gnomes. Gnomes seem to follow us GoodGymers to our tasks at the moment!

James, who works at the Sparc centre, led us to our project area. in front of us lay (cemented together) a make shift, brick and cement slab table and chairs. Our brief was to remove all of the above and use the slabs to lengthen the concrete area to provide a base for a new therapy shed for the centre.

So, we got to work with sledgehammers, spades and Rob's gardening expertise!

Things we learnt in our mission: You really can do anything you put your mind to. Houses must be pretty easy to knock down with a sledgehammer. ...and Pete doesn't like insects!

The transformation was smashing!

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