Russell

Area Activator for Chelmsford, despite what people may tell you, I love to run

Chelmsford

Area Activator
TaskForce

66Good deeds

314runs

95cheers

TaskForce achievements

48

Community Missions
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1

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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39

Run reports
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Run reports
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Russell went on a community mission
Community mission
Chelmsford

Delivering Food Parcels for The Little Edi Foundation

Sun 28 Feb

The Little Edi Foundation is a small local charity that enables disadvantaged children to fulfil their potential, giving them equal access to food, education and learning development.

They receive food donations from Fareshare at Tescos which needs to be distributed on Sundays and Wednesdays.

For this task we will be helping The Little Edi Foundation sort and deliver their food parcels on Sunday evening directly from Tescos on Springfield Road. Meeting at around the back where the lorry's go! (just opposite The Two Brewers Pub).

Most of the deliveries will be in the Melboure area, if you are running/walking bring a backpack and if you are cycling a basket or panniers would help. Or there is the very un-GoodGym way of driving.

Anyone who does sign up for this task will need to have a very brief personal reference written for them before taking part in the task. I will email you the details when you sign up.

Due to the current pandemic, face masks must be worn and you are not allowed to car-share unless you are in the same household/support bubble.

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Russell completed a training run • GoodGym 5k
Sun 28 Feb
5.0km
27:05
05:24/km
Russell went on a training session
Training session
Chelmsford

10 seconds in it!

Sat 27 Feb
Report written by Russell

For this week’s challenge we split into boys versus girls to see who could get the better 5k times as a team over the weekend. It was me and David vs Jenny and Laurie. David and Jenny set down the gauntlet on the Saturday recordings times of 24:31 and 25:46 respectively. This left Laurie with a deficit of 75 seconds to make up for the girls. On the Sunday me and Laurie logged our 5k runs and the results were counted. I managed a time of 27:05, had Laurie done enough??

Well it was very tight in the end. The boys combined efforts were 51:36 and the girls was 51:46!!!! Only 10 seconds in it but the boys just about pipped it to the post with Laurie managing a time of 26 minutes dead.

Great running everyone!! From all your Strava comments it looks like it might have been a bit of a shock to the system.... Sorry! But having to push yourself after so long without parkruns or actual races will be good preparation for when things do start to open up again, hopefully not long away!

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Russell completed a training run • Morning Run
Thu 25 Feb
3.0km
16:45
05:40/km
Russell signed up to a party
Party
Chelmsford

Zoom catchup and games

Wed 3 Mar 20:00 pm
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Hopefully soon we'll be able to meet in person

A zoom session full of fun.

The link will be emailed out about half an hour before the session. Hope to see many of you there.

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Russell signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Chelmsford

Delivering Food Parcels for The Little Edi Foundation

Sun 28 Feb 16:30 pm
Tesco, 47-53 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6QT
Keep children fed during these tough times

The Little Edi Foundation is a small local charity that enables disadvantaged children to fulfil their potential, giving them equal access to food, education and learning development.

They receive food donations from Fareshare at Tescos which needs to be distributed on Sundays and Wednesdays.

For this task we will be helping The Little Edi Foundation sort and deliver their food parcels on Sunday evening directly from Tescos on Springfield Road. Meeting at around the back where the lorry's go! (just opposite The Two Brewers Pub).

Most of the deliveries will be in the Melboure area, if you are running/walking bring a backpack and if you are cycling a basket or panniers would help. Or there is the very un-GoodGym way of driving.

Anyone who does sign up for this task will need to have a very brief personal reference written for them before taking part in the task. I will email you the details when you sign up.

Due to the current pandemic, face masks must be worn and you are not allowed to car-share unless you are in the same household/support bubble.

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Russell signed up to a training session
Training session
Chelmsford

Chelmsford’s Virtual Team Challenge 3

Sat 27 Feb 01:00 am
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Bringing back a competitive edge

Everyone who signs up for this weekly challenge will be split into two teams. (I will email you with details of the teams once the sign up deadline has passed on Friday evening and I will try to make it as fair as possible.)

On the weekend of 27/28th February all you have to do is log a 5km run (or 20km bike ride) which will count towards your team’s total time (the faster, the better basically).

The team with the least elapsed time with their members combined 5k’s will be declared the winners!

Remember to record your activity and either upload it to Strava (I will give kudos to show I’ve seen it) or email me directly (russell@goodgym.org).

Make sure you sign up before the cut off on Friday evening. You will then have the whole weekend to log your 5k effort.

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Russell completed a training run • Morning Run
Mon 22 Feb
2.9km
16:58
05:46/km
Russell went on a community mission
Community mission
Chelmsford

Delivering Food Parcels for The Little Edi Foundation

Sun 21 Feb

The Little Edi Foundation is a small local charity that enables disadvantaged children to fulfil their potential, giving them equal access to food, education and learning development.

They receive food donations from Fareshare at Tescos which needs to be distributed on Sundays and Wednesdays.

For this task we will be helping The Little Edi Foundation sort and deliver their food parcels on Sunday evening directly from Tescos on Springfield Road. Meeting at around the back where the lorry's go! (just opposite The Two Brewers Pub).

Most of the deliveries will be in the Melboure area, if you are running/walking bring a backpack and if you are cycling a basket or panniers would help. Or there is the very un-GoodGym way of driving.

Anyone who does sign up for this task will need to have a very brief personal reference written for them before taking part in the task. I will email you the details when you sign up.

Due to the current pandemic, face masks must be worn and you are not allowed to car-share unless you are in the same household/support bubble.

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Russell went on a training session
Training session
Chelmsford

Name of Thrones

Sun 21 Feb
Report written by Russell

This week’s lockdown fitness challenge was a scavenger hunt where you had to spell your first name within an hour long activity, most people decided to make it even more challenging though and opted to do their full name!! With the January rain and the Ferbuary snow now a distant memory it almost felt as though spring had finally sprung over the weekend and was a great time to get out and take some pictures in the sunshine.

We welcomed a tourist to this week’s challenge Lucy R from Exeter, thanks for getting involved Lucy, I hope you had fun!!

Jenny, Sallyann and Lucy R used road names to try and spell their name, with Y being a bit of a difficult letter for some. Me and David opted for random objects, Laurie took a rather ingenious picture of a Lorry, (I’m ashamed to say it took me a good few minutes to figure that one out). And Andy showed his artistic eye finding the letters of his name in various shapes and objects.

We had a little Sunday evening vote for our favourite, thankfully it wasn’t quite as eventful as some of the voting we’ve had during the pandemic challenges. But there was a very clear winner which was Andy!!!

Congratulations Andy and well done everyone for taking part. All your contributions were wonderful!!

If you want to get involved in the next lockdown fitness challenge (back to a team event) you can read about it and sign up here.

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