Yesterday, GoodGym Stockport hosted the second in a series of (not) parkrun training sessions, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.
Saturday 16th saw an incredible 83 runners from GoodGyms up and down the country...and even overseas! (shout out to those who were running in GoodGym spirit from Prague and Spain!) pacing their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session.
It seems the elements were out in spectacular force with runners embracing the winter wonderland conditions!
All in all, a RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!
Next week, Saturday 23rd January, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Colchester to host. You can sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-3
Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events.
A fair number of people joined a zoom yoga class. We worked on static and dynamic yoga poses to develop strength, flexibility and focus.
Well done for your efforts and keep doing good!
Best wishes Paul ps Worth a look if you havent seen this?https://youtu.be/CIbR7odQklk
After the incredible success of Norwich's meticulous hosting of the first GoodGym (not)parkrun, GoodGym Stockport are hosting the second week of the national GoodGym (not)parkrun on Saturday 16th January!
GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit!
You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form.
A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events. To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.
The first GoodGym (not)parkrun saw an amazing 76 GoodGym runners across the UK take part... can we make it over 100 this week? ;-)
If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to email@example.com or WhatsApp to 07969306127.
Tuesday on line yoga session at 8pm Join from 7.55 You can log on a few minutes before for a chat or ask some questions 7.45
This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an hour + long session, using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and movement.
Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if its your first time. I will email a link out on the day or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)
4 amazing members yesterday braved freezing temperatures for a combined total of 15 hours to support the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine programme in Crewe.
Our role was to marshal the car park and guide patients as they arrived for their vaccines. As a nurse, one of our very own members, the lovely Zoe was working inside all day alongside all the other hard working staff from 3 combined GP practices administering the vaccines. They are all amazing.
As this was only the second day of administering the vaccine in the Crewe area, we witnessed some of the most vulnerable and elderly people from our community as they arrived for their injections. Some drove themselves but many arrived in taxis, with carers or with friends and neighbours.
Our job was to direct cars to one of 3 car parks, depending on mobility and arrival time. It was vital to keep track of everyone’s appointment times, making sure that cars were moved down to the lower car park with enough time to allow them to get to the entrance for their slot. Communication was key and we chatted to one another via walkie talkies. Over.
Some patients needed wheelchairs or assistance and it was our job to help with that as well as directing them into parking spaces and as there as a constant flow, we really did have to have our finger on the pulse to make sure it all ran smoothly.
It was lovely to see the eagerness of the patients to receive their vaccines and every member of staff working at the centre was so warm and friendly. One of the patients even came back after her appointment with a delivery of McDonalds hot chocolates for us!! ❤️ Such a lovely and heart warming gesture. We were really touched. What a lovely thing to do.
It really was a pleasure and privilege (in spite of the cold) to have the opportunity to get involved in such a monumental and vital task. We really hope that this marks the beginning of the end of this dreadful virus and will enable us to have some kind of normality again soon.
With the magnitude and importance of this national effort, we will be there to help for as long as is needed ❤️
Over & Out ❤️