Group Fitness Activities
Litterpicking and tidying around some exposed broken fences that have become a hazard to the area. Improving wildlife access by doing some scrub management.
Meet Bobby at Mousehold Hub (on the junction of Mousehold Avenue and Morley Street) at 10.30am.
Bring your own gloves.
The Norwich Foodbank have lots of donations to be sorted at their warehouse and would like GoodGym's help to do that!
We'll meet at The Forum at 6pm and aim to arrive at the task at 6.30pm (for those who want to meet directly at the task).
There is also a cycle option to and from the task.
Please bring a face covering as we'll be indoors.
Although there is no baggage storage at The Forum, any belongings can be left in my vehicle.
I received a phone call from BBC Look East during the morning to see if GoodGym Norwich could go live on the news later in the day.
As it is Blue Monday and the fact they had heard about Elizabeth Halford's recent award, they rightly thought adding GoodGym to the news show would share a positive message to others.
At short notice, 20 GoodGymers managed to make it to The Forum for their minute of fame, I mean to support Elizabeth. They all received a good workout while we were being filmed.
The father of GoodGym CEO Ivo designed the Angel of the North statue, so I thought it'd be fitting to have Elizabeth's face super imposed to it.
Oh, and yes the BBC spelt my name wrong haha.
This morning's task was another visit to Mousehold Heath but on this occasion we visited an area of the heath that we hadn't visited before.
Myself and Nicole made our way there from The Forum, while the others met us at the heath, some of whom had completed parkrun.
Nigel greeted us and explained the task ahead, which was to trim the bottom parts of the trees beside the car park. This was to help the tree health and to keep the park exposed from the car park.
The loppers came out and we didn't hang about in getting on with the task.
Beks' doggo Emrys was assisting in collecting up the sticks and branches, so much so that he was trying to grab the branches from Nicole.
I had a slight awkward moment (aside from standing in dog p00) when a dog ran towards me so I got my camera out and said "come here Emrys" and started taking photos of it. A man was walking over while looking at my weirdly followed by Beks telling me "that's not Emrys"... oops.
We got loads done and Nigel was rather impressed when he came back over 30 mins later.
Well done to all 9 GoodGymers who were able to make it, a job well done.
Join us in helping at the popular Mousehold Heath to enable local wildlife to thrive.
Bring your own gloves!
We'll meet outside the Forum at 10am. It's about 2km each-way so there is also a walk option.
For anyone who wants to meet us there, we'll meet on Gilman Road car park (NR3 4JB) at 10.30am.
There will be no baggage point at The Forum, although you can leave your belongings in my vehicle
It was great to get GoodGym Norwich back up and running after the Xmas break. The weather wasn't as great but we still had our biggest turnout to a task since the pandemic began.
We did a 'Parkrun takeover' at Catton Park, and with 20 GoodGymers volunteering, it really was a takeover!
There were a range of tasks for us to do including: marshalling, barcode scanning, handing out barcodes, funnel managing and (for Bill) pooper scooping haha.
Thank you Elizabeth for organising it with Catton parkrun. It was also good to see Graham and Jasmine running.
A few of is went on to The Feed at Waterloo Park for some well deserved food.
10 miles is a long way, and Bobby knows 'cos they've run it. We are seriously impressed and hope you are too