Sarah

Camden

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Sarah has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 12 Sep 2018

Sarah has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Sarah went on a group run
Group run
Camden

Sharp(e)'s Weeds

Wed 12 Sep
Report written by Paul Bown

19 Goodgymers ran 4-8km to leaflet for QCCA and garden for Cecil Sharp House

Welcome along to newbies Ellie, Lucy and Jason - lovely to have you along!

In the news this week:

  1. September's Long Run will be led by Beth Nelson and Andy Cowan - full details here.
  2. Cross Country Season starts soon and we'd love for you to join, there is one race a month from October to February for £5. See more details here.
  3. We are going to Sofia in May 2019 for racing, spas and buffets - come join us here.

After our first intro indoors for a while we warmed up, getting all dynamic with our stretches and loosening our hips up.

Cecil Sharp House Report:

A team of 11 of us headed the 1.5k to Cecil Sharp House, the home of English Folk Music. Meeting the wonderful Susannah she put us into action:

  • A team of four planted seeds, including winter lettuce.
  • We spread across the driveway, sweeping up leaves and debris
  • Using our favourite tool, the scraper - we cleared the weeds in the pavement cracks

Over 30 minutes we worked hard and made a big difference, Susannah was so happy with our work!

We headed to Primrose Hill for some shuttle runs and circuits - nice!

Leafleting for QCCA Report:

8 GoodGymers headed off towards Kentish Town to distribute leaflets for Kentish Town City Farm and Castlehaven Community Centre, highlighting the activities going on in the community. A few runners were very tempted to join the bingo sessions! We split into pairs and sped through the streets, distributing the leaflets in no time. We made our way back to base where Rosie channelled Paul and led a thorough stretching session.

Sign up here for next week here, we are off to help Skip Garden and Abbey Community Centre.

PB out.

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Sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Gardening for Cecil Sharp House & Leafleting for an Older Persons Project

Wed 12 Sep 18:45 pm
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE
Gardening for our community

GoodGym Camden is the best way to get fit in North London, we meet every week at 6.45pm, there's a short intro and we, normally, aim to leave at 7pm.

This week we have two tasks:

  1. We will be going on our monthly trip to help Cecil Sharp House (5km overall)
  2. Our second task will be helping to distribute leaflets promoting the Older People's Services by the Queens Crescent Community Association. We made a huge impact leafleting about their Summer Party and they'd love more help! (6-8km overall)

Please note we are back meeting at the Living Centre this week

There is somewhere safe to leave your bags and toilets are available.

We are a fun and sociable group who do good and get fit together. We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is ever left behind! Come along and join us!

Gonna be a good one - I'm looking forward to it!

Paul - Camden Trainer

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Sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Biggest Task of the Year Part Two - Southbank Rooftop Turf Lifting

Wed 28 Mar 18:45 pm
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE
Round Two of Biggest Task of the Year

GoodGym Camden is the best way to get fit in North London, we meet every week at 6.45pm, there's a short intro and we, normally, aim to leave at 7pm.

This is round two of the biggest task of the year helping Grounded Ecotherapy lift turf to put on the Southbank Rooftop (8km overall). We need 50 people for this one!

We will be helping Grounded Ecotherapy, which is one of London's most unique horticultural therapy project - they help their members who have suffered mental health, substance misuse issues or experience of homelessness, to get back on their feet.

This group run will be 8km of running overall, it's likely we will be back to base after 8.30pm but it's gonna be amazing! Come along!

We are a fun and sociable group who do good and get fit together. We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is ever left behind! Come along and join us!

Gonna be a good one - I'm looking forward to it!

Paul - Camden Trainer

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Sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Beds, leaflets & gardening - something for everyone!

Wed 21 Mar 18:45 pm
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE
Helping our community

GoodGym Camden is the best way to get fit in North London, we meet every week at 6.45pm, there's a short intro and we, normally, aim to leave at 7pm.

Tasks this week:

  1. We'll be off to help C4WS at the American International Church to make beds for the homeless (4-5km overall). Coming to the end of the our annual tasking here.
  2. Sheltered Housing - we'll be gardening for this fantastic group in Kentish Town (6km overall)
  3. Leaflet drop from Kentish Town City Farm Pilates Class & Green Gym (6-8km overall).

We meet at the St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre which you'll find on Ossulston street at the back of the Francis Crick Institute. Look out for the red t-shirts!

There is somewhere safe to leave your bags and toilets are available.

We are a fun and sociable group who do good and get fit together. We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is ever left behind! Come along and join us!

Gonna be a good one - I'm looking forward to it!

Paul - Camden Trainer

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Sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Monthly Task at Cecil Sharp House

Wed 18 Oct 18:45 pm
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE
Helping them with the Autumn Leaves

Meeting at old starting location for the night - Somers Town Community Centre

GoodGym Camden is the best way to get fit in North London, we meet every week at 6.45pm, there's a short intro and we, normally, aim to leave at 7pm.

We are going to be collecting and bagging leaves for Cecil Sharp House and then we will head to Primrose Hill for a fitness session (5km overall).

We meet at the St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre which you'll find on Ossulston street at the back of the Francis Crick Institute. Look out for the red t-shirts!

There is somewhere safe to leave your bags and toilets are available.

We are a fun and sociable group who do good and get fit together. We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is ever left behind! Come along and join us!

After the run we'll head for a lemonade at the local pub - it's just around the corner - it's a great opportunity to learn more about what GoodGym does, what we've been up to in Camden and how you might get further involved and they do some cracking sweet potato fries too!

Gonna be a good one - I'm looking forward to it!

Paul - Camden Trainer

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Sarah signed up to a race
Race
Bath

Bath Two Tunnels railway races - 5K, 10K and Half Marathon

Sun 9 Jul 10:00 am
Brickfields Park, Bath, BA2 1LX
Relish running through the Two Tunnels

This is a chance to run through the longest railway tunnel in Britain, not once but twice!

Draft itinerary:

  • Friday Evening: Social in Bristol/Bath to welcome travelling runners - TBC
  • Sat morning: 9am Bath Skyline parkrun - we aim to do a volunteer takeover and also to run the course. The course itself is also surprisingly flat (well the last 4k is)
  • Sat morning: 11am GoodGym task - Bath City Farm task, amazing views and animals too (possibly hilly) - this is 1 mile from parkrun so running between the two is possible.
  • Sat afternoon: Bath city tour / Frisbee throwing in a park / maybe a trail run - TBC
  • Sat evening: A carb-loading meal location TBC
  • Sunday: RACE day - race, cheer and be merry - they also do need race volunteers if anyone doesn't want to run
  • Sunday Evening: A post race celebration - TBC

The Bath Two tunnels are a Sustains project to reopen the old railway line from Bath to Saltford and the longest tunnel is a mile long and has music and lights to keep you entertained, the second tunnel is about 400m long.

Additionally the food stations are some of the best stocked on a run, and remember to ask for an ice pop afterwards, just like you are a kid again!

If you are interested you can read more on the Relish Races page and sign up when the race entry opens next year.

In terms of logistics this is local for Bath and Bristol GG team members, for the further afield members we of course have spare rooms, or there is a plethora of hotels, hostels and airBnB options depending on your desires and budget. We will aim to have a group meal in Bath or Bristol on the Saturday night after a group run in the daytime. Trains, busses and cars all provide easy travel options to get here, book early for the best prices.

In terms of the route: it is flat, fast and lots of high-five potential - the benefits of going through the hills as opposed to over them.

If you are keen please put your name down on this spreadsheet.

What to chat about this event, or ask questions? here is a Facebook event

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Sarah signed up to a party
Party
Lambeth

GoodGym London Christmas PARTY!

Fri 9 Dec 19:00 pm
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN
Party pants at the ready

It's the most wonderful time of the year and so it's time to party with your fellow GoodGym-ers!

We have secured a space at the wonderful Battersea Arts Centre for our Christmas party, woohoo! Stick the date in your diaries and get ready to don some fancy dress and dance all night long.

I'm going to dance all night long! Said Ivo

As always, any GoodGym-ers outside of London are massively welcome and we can all put you up for the night. We also know that the South West (oh hi Bath & Brizzle) throw mean parties themselves and so we look forward to the many Christmas parties of GoodGym this year.

Small door charge Whilst the venue is FREE, they are getting some tech people to sort the sound and lights for us, so it will be like a proper disco. Therefore, just like last year, it will be £2-3 on the door donation to cover this cost. Please bring some squids with you!

Music Add music from your Borough to this Spotify playlist or to this spreadsheet if you don't use Spotify then we'll play them on the night!

Fancy dress theme Dress up to represent your Borough or Area. Whatever that means to you - maybe you can visually recreate your area name, be a tube station in your Borough, or pay homage to a famous figure that has lived in your manor once upon a time. Whatever you want to do, make sure you rep your GoodGym area TO THE MAX!

I really can't wait to do fancy dress AGAIN this year! Said Pritesh

HOORAY!

New room alert Our room has been moved to avoid a soundclash so it may not be ready til 8pm. We still have use of the bar downstairs so come from 7 and we will get into the room as soon as they can. We have the space until about 11.30 when those who want can head off to party somewhere else!

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Sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Castlehaven gardening!

Wed 30 Nov 18:45 pm
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE
Those leaves don't stop falling!

GoodGym Camden is the best way to get fit in North London, we meet every week at 6.45pm, there's a short intro and we aim to leave at 7pm.

We are a fun and sociable group which does good and gets fit together. We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is left behind! Come along and join us!

This week we'll be going to Castlehaven Community Centre to help pack leaves, pick litter and do any other odd jobs. This is an amazing organisation in the centre of Camden and we are really happy to help them out. After the task we'll head to do our monthly time trial. (5km overall(

After the run we'll head for a lemonade at the local pub - it's just around the corner - it's a great opportunity to learn more about what GoodGym does, what we've been up to in Camden and how you might get further involved and they do some cracking sweet potato fries too!

It's going to be a great evening!

Paul - Camden Trainer

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