Sam Knott

Liverpool

TaskForce

116Good deeds

166runs

1,057cheers

TaskForce achievements

10

Community Missions
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22

Group Runs
back marked

1

Walking Groups
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9

Run reports
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0

Run reports
photographed

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Group Fitness Activities
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Sam Knott completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 13 Sep
4.7km
30:08
06:25/km
Sam Knott went on a group run
Group run
Liverpool

A peony for your thoughts

Mon 13 Sep
Report written by John Connaghan

A team of 11 Goodgym walkers and runners set out to brighten up the SANCTUARY Yarden.

Gathering around the Suitcases, the energy was bubbling as new and old Goodgym members met. It was brilliant to have Frances join us, returning to help this brilliant charity. After a top to toe warm up, we headed off. Pauline leading the walking group and the runners taking a scenic route to admire the Wigwam and Giraffe buildings before rendevousing in Crown St Park. Selfies and parading complete the team met the wonderful Maddie who had everything ready to go. A mix of clearing top soil, weeding and emptying soil commenced with the team working slickly. Two planters were completely revived with fresh compost and the rest were weeded and topped. The difference was considerable and left the Yarden looking much more fitting of the place name.

Well done team for the great effort, thanks to Pauline for walk leading and photos and to Steph for the pun!

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Sam Knott signed up to a group run
Group run
Liverpool

Sorting out planters for Sanctuary Family Support

Mon 13 Sep 18:30 pm
Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope St, Liverpool , L1 9DA
Developing a little oasis for families and people in recovery

Welcome to GoodGym Liverpool

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 Liverpool City Region.

The Task

We're going back for our third visit to this amazing charity, having first helped out at Sanctuary Family Support back in the summer of 2019 fixing up their kitchen and outside space, and visited once again in July this year.

We're back again to help finish off restoring their gorgeous Yarden back to it's pre-lockdown glory. Creating a much needed oasis of calm for people living with and recovering from addiction.

Sanctuary Family support is a confidential service for Substance misusers and family members 18 and over. We provide 1-1 support, counselling, outreach, holistic therapies, drug education & information, workshops, family cohesion activities during summer holidays.

The Run (and walk)

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and always have a walking option too if that's more preferable for you. 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'll be meeting at the Suitcases on Hope Street, details of the run/walk to follow! What 3 Words location link

The run/walk starts at 6:30pm so please arrive a little early ready to start on time.

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Sam Knott signed up to a group run
Group run
Liverpool

Installing an archway in a garden of a residential home

Thu 2 Sep 18:30 pm
Dobson Court, Barker Way, Liverpool, L6 5LG
Creating a beautiful space for the residents to enjoy

Welcome to GoodGym Liverpool

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 Liverpool City Region.

The Task: Dobson Court is a sheltered accommodation complex that helps elderly people to live independently. They have recently received funding to develop their neglected garden into an exciting new growing project for residents to enjoy and have been busy getting it all into shape. But they need some good old GoodGym people power to get their beautiful archways in place.

To install the archways we will be digging four holes to secure two wooden garden archways, digging required to at least 30cms, both arches are located at entrances to two paved pathways. Equipment for task, spades will be provided for digging and we would require people to hold up aches. The arches have already been built and put together so now just requires people power to assist digging and holding in place.

Please bring your own gloves

Toilets are available

The Run/Walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and always have a walking option too if that's more preferable for you. 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 be meeting outside Dobson's Court and doing a lap from there around Newsham Park and back to Dobson's Court, roughly 2.5 miles / 4km What 3 Words Location Link

If you prefer the walk option please let Ema know in advance.

At the end of the task Sophie will lead us in a mini HIIT session (all levels of fitness welcome to join in)

The run/walk starts at 6:30pm so please arrive a little early ready to start on time.

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Sam Knott completed a training run • Goodgym run and litter pick
Mon 2 Aug
8.2km
56:07
06:48/km
Sam Knott went on a group run
Group run
Liverpool

We’ve got a little picker or two!

Mon 2 Aug
Report written by Sophie McClellan

*A sunny Monday evening saw the return of the group run to Liverpool! *

9 Goodgym stalwarts met on Hope Street with varying levels of excitement/nervousness about the 3km ahead. (For some of us this was not only our first group run in a while... )

Shout out to Sallyann for completing her first group run

After a welcome by new area activator Ema and a quick warm up we were all raring to go and the run up to Sefton park went by in a flash! Bit thanks go to our back markers Pauline and Jo

In the meantimeMatthew and the walking group met in the park and were able to get a good idea of where the best areas to focus the litter pick were.

Thankfully the park was relatively tidy and out main focus seemed to be cigarette butts, although the odd barbeque did make an appearance.

After a half hour pick we left the park a much nicer place to be and much safer for birds and small animals! Well done to everyone who joined!

Before we knew it we we back on Hope Street, cooling down in the evening sun, already excitedly discussing what the next group run will hold.

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Sam Knott signed up to a group run
Group run
Liverpool

Litter Picking in Sefton Park

Mon 2 Aug 18:30 pm
‘’A case history’ by John King , Hope street , Liverpool , L1 9BQ
Helping to keep Liverpool’s green spaces clean

It’s been a long time coming but GoodGym LIVERPOOL GROUP RUNS ARE BACK

As with everything, we are having to adapt, and at the moment we’re not going to be able to use The Hope Street Hotel as the starting base. This is however an excellent chance for us to experiment, and so we are going to have Group Runs starting on different days of the week and from different locations in order to see if this works better than the same location and same time each week.

For the first Group Run though we are going to start the run part from Hope Street, where the luggage sculpture is. It’s just a two minute walk from The Hope Street Hotel. Sophie will be leading the run from here at 6.30pm, starting with a warm up and then running to the Oasis In The Park Cafe in the centre of Sefton Park. (About 3km).

And what better way to start than with a good old fashioned litter pick in Sefton Park? If you don’t feel up to the run for whatever reason but would like to get some exercise in, Matthew will be leading a walk from the Oasis In The Park Cafe in the centre of Sefton Park (near the Eros Fountain) from 6.30pm. What 3 Words location link here

Please would you let us know once you have signed up, whether you will be running or walking before the event, so we can get an idea of who is going to be where.

The picking will start at about 6.50pm and we will finish this at about 7.30pm. Sophie will then lead the run back to Hope Street. (3km)

Pickers and bags will be provided, but do bring your own gloves.

It is of course outside but if you want to wear a face-mask feel free to do so.

Finally, as we are meeting outside please try to come only in what you are going to run in. Sophie will however have a car at Hope Street and Matthew will have a car at Princes Park if you want to put valuables/bags somewhere secure, however you do so at your own risk. If you can let us know beforehand if you would like to use this option that will really help, especially for Matthew as he can arrange to meet you before 6.30pm as it will be a 5 minutes walk to the car from the cafe.

Hopefully see you there. Sophie and Matthew. xxx

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Sam Knott went on a community mission
Community mission
Liverpool

Sanctu-V-ary Much for all the support!

Sat 24 Jul
Report written by Ema Quinn

Waking up to a slightly cooler day at the tail end of this heatwave was a good start for this community mission, and on the same day as the momentous return of parkrun, our Goodgymers WhatsApp groups was a buzz with messages of running and volunteering at our local parkruns and an excitment to be up and running again (pun intended!) (and of course this CM was timed so people could do both!)

We did our first visit to Sanctuary Family Support in August 2019 with a spot of painting, planting and litter picking. Returing this weekend as 15 months of the building being locked down and all the staff and volunteers working from home has left the Yarden in a bit of a sorry state!

We set to cleaning up rubbish, clipping back some hardy overgrown plants, sweeping and scraping moss of the ground, and washing down the garden furniture. Today was all about cleaning up and making the space usable again, and we will be back in a few weeks to help plant some more new flowers and add a bit of glamour and sparkle.

Sanctuary Family Support are a local charity providing support to families of substance misusers, the substance misusers themselves and Kinship Carers. They offer one-to-one counselling as well as a progreamme or courses, workshops and community activities.

Sanctuary was founded by four parents in 1999, who realised then that there was a need for the service as there was no support services available to families in turmoil when they discover their son, daughter or other family member has a alcohol or drug problem, or both.

The Yarden is a perfect space for a little oasis and it's our pleasure to work the fabulous team at Sanctuary to help make that possible.

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