I like running and biscuits. The more I run, the more biscuits I can eat.
Group Fitness Activities
A soggy sandwich, a packet of crisps and a fizzy drink for a few quid? No, you’re alright thanks.
A couple of hours weeding and spreading muck in the rain for a vegan curry? Now you’re talking, that’s my kind of meal deal!
Luckily 7 other Goodgymmers are of a similar mind so despite the rain we headed to community pub The Bevy to help them prepare their fruit and veg garden for spring by weeding around the raspberries and spreading manure. Yes it was raining but no we didn’t care and the food we were given as a thank you was very much appreciated by all!
The Bevy is brilliant! It’s a community owned pub that is so much more. It hosts a number of community groups and during lockdown it turned into a meals on wheels service.
This Saturday they are hoping to get a few locals along to help get the veg garden ready for spring and have invited us to join in.
Jobs include weeding fruit bushes, digging out old raspberries & mulching with manure.
I'll be doing Bevendean Down parkrun first and heading straight there so come along from 9.45am. The session will end at 12.30 when The Bevy will supply you with a meal as a thank you! Please drop in when you like and stay as long or leave as you like!
12 awl-mighty runners cleaned for Brighton Tool Library.
The group covered 3km plus an exercise session.
Grateful the earlier storm had passed, we gathered at Victoria statue in anticipation of cleaning tools ahead. A group run to Kemp Town saw us grind up a favoured Brighton hill.
Arriving we found the task was well organised, with a workstation prepared for each runner and a mix of cloths, scourers, brushes and wipes. Or white spirit and WD-40 for the more stubborn dirt. We learned the goals of the project, to provide low-cost access to tools and avoid waste, and how infrequently the average DIY tool is (not) used in its lifetime.
Then all that was needed was a whirlwind of Good Gym elbow grease to scrub and polish 18 power tools to a shine, from Jigsaws to Planers, Sanders to Angle Grinders, Heat Guns to Hammer Drills, Staple Guns and Snips.
Outside Tara led the group exercise, the group nailed several sets of high kicks and squats, before retracing their route(r) to the start with Frannie as back-marker and the percussion of legs hammering on the pavement.