Sarah, Stuart and I came to the start location straight after the community mission at West Bank Park. Joined by Mitch, who was on a borrow waders mission earlier, we went straight to the warm up.
Legs, arms and the heart rate ready we started running. Exercise aside this was a great opportunity to chat about things GoodGym, cold showers, ramblers group, long distance running to name just a few. We were rewarded with a beautiful sunset and ran the entire perimeter of Hob Moor - that is just over 2.6km. Stuart wanted to skip the end of session stretch, as he had few more kilometers running ahead of him to get back home in Fulford. However I did not let him go and all four of us had a pleasure of touching the floor with both elbows amongst other movements to stretch after our run. Feeling refreshed everyone headed back home. Until the next time guys!
8 GG Yorkies met in the park to commence part 2 of the great digventure.
Before we got to work, we welcomed Liz to her first task - give her a big cheer! 📣 The task itself was to continue digging roots out from a previously nettled verge of the picnic area to prepare it for some pollinating wild flowers.
There was some initial reluctance to use any of the many mattocks we'd been provided with and most opted for spades and forks. However, those brave enough to give them a try were soon mattock converts.
Where the previous group had opted for quantity over quality, this time we were encouraged to dig deeper to get as many of the roots (and butter knives) out of the ground as we could.
In the space of an hour, we made great progress and were ready to hand the land over to another group of GG Yorkies who are booked to finish the task later in the week.
Fun, social, run around the perimeter of Hob Moor. We will start with a warm up, then run one lap around the perimeter of Hob Moor, that is approx 2.5km and finish the session with a stretch. A second run session to do another lap will be starting at 20:15 and you are welcome to stay for that, but please sign up on the event page just so I know the number of people attending.
Meet on the grass, by the notice board past the entrance adjacent to 55 Hob Moor Drive.
Kristina asked us to come back and continue digging up the weeds and grass clumps around the picnic area to make space for wildflower seeds.
You may see a glimpse of red through the trees, as two other GG teams will be working in the park around that time.
Kristina will meet us by the tools shed at the James Backhouse Place gate.
Don’t forget your gardening gloves.
Please stay only with your group while at the task.
Congratulations to Sarah who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Sarah a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.
Sarah has helped keep other people motivated, Sarah has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Sarah.
Sarah has just done something they've never done before. Sarah has just run a mission; they've changed their running route and run to help someone who really needed their help.
Goodgym have been asked by York CVS if we have a runner available to help with the following task:- Ms J is COVID-positive and would like to borrow an oximeter from a local GP practice so she can monitor her blood oxygen saturation levels at her home in Rawcliffe. The monitor can be collected from: Priory Medical Group - Heworth Green Surgery, 45 Heworth Green, Heworth, York YO31 7SX (3.1 miles away from Ms J open 8am-6pm), OR Priory Medical Group - Priory Medical Centre, Priory Medical Centre, Cornlands Rd, York YO24 3WX (3.7 miles away open 8.30am-6pm), OR Priory Medical Group - Fulford Surgery, 2 Fulford Park, Fulford, York YO10 4QE (4.4 miles away open 8am-6pm). Opening times differ between practices; please check beforehand.
Please note: The task is for a COVID-positive person but can be carried out at a physical distance as a doorstep delivery. No payment is needed.
Sarah completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Sarah was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.