Ros F

Wandsworth

20Good deeds

20runs

48cheers

Ros F went on a training session
Training session
Wandsworth

Battersea orienteering run - the results!

Sun 17 Jan
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

This week's fitness challenge in Wandsworth saw runners covering between 7-11km in an orienteering run around Battersea's many points of interest - well done to those of you who cracked the questions and ticked off all 6 sites!

Here are the clues with the answers:

Clue 1: At almost 130 years old, the former Battersea Town Hall is a listed building that survived a devastating fire - our former meeting point and culture hub - Battersea Arts Centre

Clue 2: Mary Tealby originally established this furry refuge in north London before moving down to Battersea. David Gandy, Paul O'Grady and Tom Hardy are all ambassadors at this safe place for (wo)man's best friend - it was of course the one and only Battersea Dog and Cat's Home

Clue 3: This beautiful Battersea structure was built by monks and nuns who believed 'Civilisation is not to kill human beings, not to destroy things, nor make war; civilisation is to hold mutual affection and to respect one another.' It represents the life of Buddha and is looked after by Reverend Gyoro Nagase - the beautiful Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park

Clue 4: The oldest church in Battersea, this was where William Blake got married and Turner painted his iconic views of the Thames from the vestry window - St Mary's Church sits in a prime spot right by the river (it also has a coffee van run by a social enterprise which is worth a visit!)

Clue 5: Battersea is famous for being the biggest producer of asparagus in the UK in the 1800s - they were known as Battersea Bundles. But can you find its namesake pub? It's a 'Spoons of course! The Asparagus pub on Falcon Rd

Clue 6: Built in 1900 and with acts ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Oasis, this old music hall has more recently hosted white collar fight nights, famous Queens from Ru Paul's Drag race as well as comedy and immersive theatre - From club nights to literary events, The Grand has something for everybody

Congratulations to everybody who took part - check out the brilliant photos from runners who nailed the clues. Look out for the next challenge coming very soon!

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Ros F signed up to a training session
Training session
Wandsworth

Battersea highlights running challenge!

Sun 17 Jan 21:00 pm
Where ever you are, In your own Town, or City , In the postcode you're in
Crack the clues to cover 7km in Wandsworth

Solve the six clues to take you on a running (or walking) route around Battersea/Clapham featuring lots of interesting historical places!

Take a picture at each point and whatsapp or email me with them before the end of the weekend so I can put together a lovely run report. Remember to follow the government guidelines on distancing and exercise and keep safe. Let me know if you have any questions on ana@goodgym.org or 07786231424.

You have until Sunday evening to complete the challenge! Here are the clues:

Clue 1: At almost 130 years old, the former Battersea Town Hall is a listed building that survived a devastating fire

Clue 2: Mary Tealby originally established this furry refuge in north London before moving down to Battersea. David Gandy, Paul O'Grady and Tom Hardy are all ambassadors at this safe place for (wo)man's best friend. 

Clue 3: This beautiful Battersea structure was built by monks and nuns who believed 'Civilisation is not to kill human beings, not to destroy things, nor make war; civilisation is to hold mutual affection and to respect one another.' It represents the life of Buddha and is looked after by Reverend Gyoro Nagase.

Clue 4: The oldest church in Battersea, this was where William Blake got married and Turner painted his iconic views of the Thames from the vestry window. 

Clue 5: Battersea is famous for being the biggest producer of asparagus in the UK in the 1800s - they were known as Battersea Bundles. But can you find its namesake pub? 

Clue 6: Built in 1900 and with acts ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Oasis, this old music hall has more recently hosted white collar fight nights, famous Queens from Ru Paul's Drag race as well as comedy and immersive theatre. 

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Ros F went on a training session
Training session
Hounslow

20 minute core blast!

Tue 10 Nov

Join me for a 20 minute abs workout that will strengthen your core to help prevent injury and improve your running form.

Here's the invite!

Anastasia Hancock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: My Meeting Time: Nov 10, 2020 12:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72721406667?pwd=ejdIdk14bVBzWktuV2FjZHZReHFxUT09

Meeting ID: 727 2140 6667 Passcode: 50PjA3

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Ros F has has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Fri 30 Oct 2020

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

Ros F signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Wandsworth

Helping Out at the Omnibus Theatre

Sat 7 Nov 12:00 pm
Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0QW

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

This will be a big help for the Theatre

We are not sure what the jobs are just yet, but anything we can do to support them will be greatly appreciated.

All theatres and arts organisations are struggling, but this is also a charity, so it's a really hard time for them. If you could help that would be great!

There is also a RunThrough race on Clapham Common in the morning if anyone wants to join in - https://www.runthrough.co.uk/event/clapham-common-5k-10k-november-2020/

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Ros F went on a community mission
Community mission
Wandsworth

Sunflower sunpower

Sat 12 Sep
Report written by Sophie Humphrey

We had a great little group of us down at Omnibus to take on the overgrown garden. A couple of hours and nine bin bags later we left a very different space behind alongside one lonely but lovely sunflower and some useful gardening tips!

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Ros F signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Wandsworth

Helping out at Omnibus Theatre

Sat 12 Sep 10:00 am
1 Clapham Common North Side, Clapham Town, London, SW4 0QW
Improve the community space for those who use it

We have been asked by the Omnibus Theatre to help them out. I don't have exact jobs yet but previous jobs have included the below:

Gardening: pulling up weeds Fixing our fence that partly fell down in the wind Tidying the shed. Cleaning picture frames Cleaning Furniture and Windows

As there could be a mixture of Indoor and Outdoor jobs please bring a mask and gloves

The Omnibus theatre is a not for profit community organisation. The theatre brings art and creative learning to people from all walks of life, but receives no guaranteed funding or statutory support. It aims to support emerging talent and provide education for young and disadvantaged people.

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Ros F went on a training session
Training session
Wandsworth

HIIT me with your rhythm stick

Wed 13 May
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

Today we knocked out a midday high intensity session followed by a core workout, ticking off all the major muscle groups and very much earning our lunch!

We started with four rounds of four minutes, alternating between two different exercises each time and finishing with those dreaded burpees! The good thing about these kind of exercises is that although they're really tough and get our heart rates going, they only last for 20 seconds at a time so you can give it everything.

We then moved onto eight different core exercises. With all the ab work we're doing we're going to come out of lockdown with cores of steel! Well done everybody. As always, I'm here for you for any fitness issues until group runs come back so let me know if you need anything or want to work on anything in particular.

Happy hump day everyone.

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Ros F went on a training session
Training session
Wandsworth

Banking on it

Fri 8 May
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

What is the best way to kick off a bank holiday weekend - maybe a lovely breakfast, a lie in, or even a leisurely stroll? Or maybe it's a twenty minute speed and strength beasting? If you're a GGer it's definitely the latter!

We tried out a new format today, with one minute of hard running (or high intensity exercise for those unable to go outside) followed immediately by one minute of various strength exercises.

During the hard minute we thought about form, doing regular form MOTs to make sure we're running strong, and then for strength we knocked out exercises such as planks, dead bugs, squat holds, glute bridges and more.

You definitely earned your bank holiday treat of choice team - happy long weekending!

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Ros F went on a training session
Training session
Wandsworth

Twenty Twenty Vision

Sat 2 May
Report written by Anastasia Hancock

It was pretty much what it said on the tin for our fitness session today - twenty exercises, twenty minutes, no break.

To make it slightly more manageable, we alternated high intensity cardio with conditioning exercises for our active recovery, but it was still a tough challenge.

Well done to everybody for smashing it as always. Happy Saturday to you all!

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