Steph Turner

Bromley

90Good deeds

140runs

472cheers

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GoodGym Virtual Games 2020

Sat 13 Jun
Report written by Tom Benson

Well that was something else, as the clock ticked down to 7pm I won’t lie I was a little nervous however as soon as I pressed live (and it worked, this has not always happened in practice) we were off.

So after all the prep it was show time, Saturday night, after a whirlwind 2 months from thinking it up, it went live and I have to say what a fun experience it was.

Please note, Chris has done a super job of updating the website which features all the events, all the area videos and if you fancy watching the whole thing again, bingo it’s there.

Live Show

Events

Area videos

So in total 29 areas got involved sending in clips of their finest duvet making, tin stacking, shoe putting on, tin blowing, boat wafting, planking and jumping clips it was something else, we even had a virtual elimination 5km race, which if I don’t mind typing was extremely tense. I was bowled over by the level of entries, not only that but we also were sent loads of different area videos which feature a bit about what some of the GoodGym areas have been getting up to during these times. We even got the marching band back together to play the GoodGym Games Anthem.

All in all it was wonderful, from the commentators who provided such good commentary throughout to the participants who just got involved. I was delighted to see so many watched throughout and loved reading the comments, the aim for organising these types of things is to hopefully bring members of the community together as I think we have so many different and wonderful characters.

The overall winners of the two trophies up for grabs were GoodGym Lambeth taking the Kerry-Barnard Cup and GoodGym Haringey taking the Hunter-Sidhu Shield on the last event.

Not only did we have that going on, my inbox was full of delicious bakes and carefully crafted veg/fruit. I think the standard just keeps going up a notch through sourdough loafs to delicious cupcakes, however the winner this year in the public vote was Imogen with her winning baking creation "3 We're all having a good lime (cake)"

Craving it up on the veg side was a wonderful creation named "The Eye Test" curated by Andrea Lo. Both I’m sure we can agree were outstanding. Please see their winning creations on Here

Please note more photos from the entries will be added in the coming days.

I also do want to thank the GoodGym Games committee who have been wonderful to work with, I brought this idea to the table when the GoodGym in Oxford was postponed and together we made it into last nights show, they are deserves a massive cheer, with special mention to Mark Gilyead, who had edited more clips than I would like to say, thank you.

Thank you Aidan Padfield, Beth Hoskins, Graham Atkins, Mark Gilyead, Steph Turner and Will Dowsett. Massive cheers. Special mention also to GoodGym members John Gutteridge, Chris Howsen and Tim Wheatley for all your help putting this together also and to the wonderful GoodGym members who were the sounds for the night the comentators Steve Jenkins, Teresa Gebski, Tim Dwyer, Peter Gillibrand, James Kerry-Barnard, John Hunter, Catherine Speed and Ivo Gormley, just fantastic.

Here's a video for all the team: video

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Steph Turner has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Mon 5 Aug 2019

Steph completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Steph was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Steph Turner has joined the GoodGym Race Team. Mon 5 Aug 2019

Steph is part of the GoodGym race team. They pledge to support those around them and the Race Team pledges to support them. Steph is going to push themselves and achieve some extraordinary things.

Steph Turner went on a race
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GoodGym Olympics 2019

Sat 3 Aug
Report written by Tom Benson

Update: Photos are now ready: Please click this link for the wonderful pictures of the day taken by Tom Hunter and Sarah Rajabalee Photos

Well what a day, on Saturday 3rd August I checked the weather forecast and was relieved to see the chances of rain was limited, however what they failed to say was just over Hampstead heath, there was going to be from 12 o’clock onwards flashes of red thunder would be seen. The local residents should have been warned a sea of red was heading to Hampstead heath armed with cakes, carved vegetables, frying pans and bags full of energy, witnesses said that it was very infectious.

So after lots of emails and badge/medal making the third GoodGym Olympics took place. Over 160 folks from all over the GoodGym community came to London to compete in the annual sports day. Events on offer were classic running events such as the 400m and elimination mile to more novel but just as serious ones such as the egg and spoon and a first time entry the Bucket stilt relay. The day was amazing and brought together some fantastic competition and lovely fun sprint. We saw photo finishes on so many races including a tense 100m to a mass final lap on the 5,000m, the energy and sprite was amazing and just sums up GoodGym.

This years event had a marching band created from a competition I set up to create an Olympic anthem, James and Laura from Lambeth created two entries and Mark, Lambeth leader, joined them together to make an amazing effort and brought together a number of musicians to create a marching band for the day, it was beyond words. Alongside the events we had a loads of lovely baked goods taking part in the bake off and some amazing carved vegetables in the veg competition. I have included a few pictures as they say it better than my typed words. Loads of new things were introduced this year from medals hand made from clay, amazing village games, area badges and temporary tattoos which all look great.

I have organised this for the last three years and every year folks contributions and enthusiasm amazes me and makes it all worth it, although this is a lot of work to put it together there are a number of people whose effort and ensure the days goes on without any hitches, from the first aiders to the commentators, timing team, village games organisers, start of the day setting uppers, marshals, bake off helpers and bakers, loads and loads of people. Also mega shout out to the areas that travel far and wide to come, you made such an effort and it was lovely you made the effort, shout out to Colchester, Bristol, Brighton, Oxford, Portsmouth and York

When I can compile the results I can find I will make them public as with when more photos come available. Anyhow, thank you so much for coming and getting involved it was truly a great day and everyone contributed to it. Next year as we have had three years in London, I am looking for an area outside to host it, stay tunes for announcements coming up in the next few months.

Nice one, Tom

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Steph Turner signed up to a race
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Lambeth

Race The Horse 2019

Sat 8 Jun 10:00 am
Llanwrtyd Wells , Wales, LD5 4RA
It's runners pitted against Horse!! Solo or as a Relay Team

Dust down those diaries and saddle up, here is a cracking race. If Welsh Countryside and Races on Saturday are your cup of tea, sign on up, this one’s for you. Oh also it happens to be the biggest horse race in the world, introducing Race the horse 2019!!

Set in the Welsh countryside (Llanwrtyd Wells) this is a 22-mile cross country course (run as a solo or in a 3 person relay team) where runners are pitted against horses (and riders) in a race that The Guardian newspaper said is possibly the World's most eccentric race. The runners and riders set off at the same time and contains all that you would want from a cross country course; countryside, hills and a bog or two. It even featured on the BBC show, Natural Born Winners, and if it's good enough for the beeb its good enough for GoodGym.

Named Man Vs Horse (however due to the rubbish title we shall rename it ‘Race the Horse’). The idea came about in 1980 and was created like most good things, over a pint or three, where two folks were discussing the relative merits of men and horses running over mountainous terrain and therefore could only think of one way to settle it. In its 25 years only two people have ever beaten all the horses, I foal you not.

Back in 2016 a band of 53 GoodGymers took on this race and apart from some muddy shoes the weekend was a triumph. The organisers even gave us a shoutout for bringing the loudest support of the weekend. It was truly a cracking occasion Here is a link to the run report Here are some snaps from GoodGym Facebook Page Snaps

Now if a 22 mile run is not your cup of tea but horses and cross country are, there is an option to do it as a three person relay where you still get the full experience and feel less horse the next day.

The race itself is on Saturday 8th June, I will be organising transport from London and accommodation for the race (staying on the 7th leaving on the 9th) which means we shall be free to celebrate all things running and horse come the evening. After entries have closed I will sort out these details as I will have a good understanding of numbers and suitable location for folks that want it.

Below is a link to the entry page which will be open from January, I have contacted HQ and they have said it will sell out so I would be quick to get yourself signed up, last year it was within 24 hours!! It will cost around £30 for an individual place or £75 for a relay team. If you want to go as a relay but do not have any other members to your team drop me an email on tomb@goodgym.org and I will try and sort you out a team.

Entries for the 2019 event, which will take place on Saturday June 8th, 2019, will open at 10:00 on Saturday January 5th, 2019.

Please see the excel sign up link below, if you’re looking or you already have a team then put them all down in step 1 and enter your details into step 2. If you haven’t got a team yet, no worries…..don’t sweat, I’ve got it covered. Just put your name next to an empty team and people will in time join up with you or if you see a team only has 2 folks then add your name to the team. Step 2 should have the members email address if you wish to contact them before. Link: relay team and solo runner sign up

So if you’ve always fancied having a race against Red Rum, thought those Riders of Rohan don’t look too sprightly, thought your middle name should have been stallion, or if you just like running in Wales, sign on up. You don’t want to be saddled with guilt for missing out on this one.

Nice one, Tom

https://www.green-events.co.uk/?mvh_main

Guardian Article: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/jun/19/man-v-horse-worlds-most-eccentric-race

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Islington

Met League XC 2018/2019: Welwyn City Garden

Sat 10 Nov 13:30 pm
Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6DF
Represent GoodGym Race Team.

We are officially taken part in the Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

Cost

The cost is 5£ for as many race as you want :D #CHEAP

Race day info

There will be an individual ranking and a team ranking overall, so the more race you do the higher you'll be. The Team will start in Division 3 for both women and men. #RoadToDivision1

Race are 6k for women starting around 13:55 and 8k for men starting around 14:35, and this is how the scoring point works:

| All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.

So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position, at the moment you do an amazing sprint finish you'll do well :D #SPRINT

To Participate

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team, you can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Once you've make sure that you're in GoodGym Race Team you can sign up to this event.

You can also join this specific WhatsApp group

Post Race

After each race we will go to the pub to celebrate and eat a bit.

GoodGym everywhere

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub :D

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Islington

Met League XC 2018/2019: Ally Pally

Sat 9 Feb 13:30 pm
Ally pally , London, N22 7AX
Represent GoodGym Race Team.

We are officially taken part in the Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

Cost

The cost is 5£ for as many race as you want :D #CHEAP

Race day info

There will be an individual ranking and a team ranking overall, so the more race you do the higher you'll be. The Team will start in Division 3 for both women and men. #RoadToDivision1

Race are 6k for women starting around 13:55 and 8k for men starting around 14:35, and this is how the scoring point works:

| All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.

So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position, at the moment you do an amazing sprint finish you'll do well :D #SPRINT

To Participate

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team, you can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Once you've make sure that you're in GoodGym Race Team you can sign up to this event.

You can also join this specific WhatsApp group

Post Race

After each race we will go to the pub to celebrate and eat a bit.

GoodGym everywhere

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub :D

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Brent

Met League XC 2018/2019: Uxbridge

Sat 1 Dec 13:30 pm
Celandine Rte, Uxbridge, UB8 1NT
Represent GoodGym Race Team.

We are officially taken part in the Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

Cost

The cost is 5£ for as many race as you want :D #CHEAP

Race day info

There will be an individual ranking and a team ranking overall, so the more race you do the higher you'll be. The Team will start in Division 3 for both women and men. #RoadToDivision1

Race are 6k for women starting around 13:55 and 8k for men starting around 14:35, and this is how the scoring point works:

| All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.

So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position, at the moment you do an amazing sprint finish you'll do well :D #SPRINT

To Participate

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team, you can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Once you've make sure that you're in GoodGym Race Team you can sign up to this event.

You can also join this specific WhatsApp group

Post Race

After each race we will go to the pub to celebrate and eat a bit.

GoodGym everywhere

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub :D

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Steph Turner signed up to a race
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Hammersmith and Fulham

Met League XC 2018/2019: Wormwood Scrubs

Sat 12 Jan 13:30 pm
Wormwood Scrubs Park, London, W12 0DF
Represent GoodGym Race Team.

We are officially taken part in the Met League Cross Country, it's a monthly series of 5 races as follow:

Cost

The cost is 5£ for as many race as you want :D #CHEAP

Race day info

There will be an individual ranking and a team ranking overall, so the more race you do the higher you'll be. The Team will start in Division 3 for both women and men. #RoadToDivision1

Race are 6k for women starting around 13:55 and 8k for men starting around 14:35, and this is how the scoring point works:

| All races are scored on a reverse scoring basis, i.e. if there are 50 athletes in a race, the first finisher shall score 50 points, the 50th finisher 1 point.

So your time doesn't matter, it's your finishing position, at the moment you do an amazing sprint finish you'll do well :D #SPRINT

To Participate

In order to participate you need to be a first claim member of the GoodGym Race Team, you can also check your UKA Number on this page.

Once you've make sure that you're in GoodGym Race Team you can sign up to this event.

You can also join this specific WhatsApp group

Post Race

After each race we will go to the pub to celebrate and eat a bit.

GoodGym everywhere

If you are from a GoodGym outside of London let us know we will help you to find somewhere to stay if you want.

Supporters

Feel free to join If you just want to cheer, take photo or join us in the pub :D

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Mon 10 Sep
8.2km
48:37
05:57/km
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