Steve Lee

High Spirits, Low Key, Medium Ability.

Lewisham

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417Good deeds

1,030runs

4,489cheers

Next Race The Big Half 2022
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GoodGym Lewisham Summer Social

Sat 13 Aug 15:00 pm
Ladywell Fields, London, SE13 7UT
An evening of eating and chatting

Join us for our summer social in Ladywell Fields!

Bring picnic blankets, food for everyone to share, drinks and if we're lucky enough to have nice weather then don't forget the suncream.

We'll coordinate between us nearer the time who's bringing what food so we don't have too many sausage rolls.

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Steve Lee went on a community mission
Community mission
Lewisham

GoodGym x Great Get Together: Volunteering at Catford parkrun

Sat 25 Jun

It would be great to see as many red t-shirts as possible along the route and in the finish area to spread the word about all the good we are doing in the borough.

There's plenty of options to choose from, including marshals, barcode scanners, finish tokens and tail walker. See what's available on the volunteering page and don't forget to email catford@parkrun.com to confirm which volunteering role you'd like to do.

Don't forget about the post-Parkrun coffee at the cafe in the park!

Molly (my dog) will also be in attendance in her GoodGym bandana

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Steve Lee completed a training run • GoodGym Lewisham
Mon 13 Jun
9.1km
01:07:29
07:24/km
Steve Lee went on a group run
Group run
Lewisham

Senior next week!

Mon 13 Jun
Report written by Kim Parker

Big cheers to everyone who got out on a community mission, we had GoodGymers out litter picking in Catford, digging in Lewisham and clearing ivy in Greenwich - fantastic work team!

Welcome to Jess who joined us on her first group run!

This weeks group run was taking us to one of our favourite tasks, Seniors! The impact we have at Seniors is huge because there’s a lot of tasks in the garden that are too big of a job for the volunteers to do - that’s where we come in.

On the to do list for this evening was:

  • watering the plants. A task which after some full on ivy/tree clearing at the week Julian relished.
  • Weeding the patio with small but perfect for the job tools.
  • Cleaning the chairs and tables in the cafe.
  • Repotting plants ready for the plant sale.
  • Digging out weeds from a raised bed which will eventually become liquid plant feed.
  • Digging a couple of trenches to allow the volunteers to plant more vegetables. Very symmetrical and equally spaced, well done Isaac.

It was soon time to head back up and over the hill to admire the view and make our way back to Glass Mill. Next week we’re heading to Luxmore Gardens, a slightly shorter run and a chance to make a big difference to the space, we’ll be continuing our work weeding the flower beds and cutting back some of the overhanging plants.

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Group run
Lewisham

A visit to Seniors!

Mon 13 Jun 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Let's help our friends on Stanstead Road

We will run a little further this week, with a 7km round-trip over to Seniors. There will be a number of different jobs to tackle, both inside and out of the building.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Steve Lee completed a training run • GoodGym Lewisham
Mon 6 Jun
12.9km
01:20:27
06:14/km
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Group run
Lewisham

Too mulch of a good thing is wonderful

Mon 6 Jun
Report written by Kim Parker

The sun wasn't quite shining for us but it wasn't pouring with rain which I'd say was an improvement in weather and required no one to be testing the waterproofness of their jackets.

We were heading to our favourite pocket garden, Luxmore Gardens, to continue tackling the weeds that have overtaken the plants in the flower beds and to begin mulching the weeded areas to protect our hard work.

There was lots to get stuck into and after a quick briefing on what to remove and the priorities, armed with tools we got stuck in.

We had groups clearing the weeds across various flower beds and a team of Miguel and Isaac moving the mulch back and forth (and sweeping up after the final bag was filled). Fantastic work team, we made a huge difference in a short space of time?

How many Goodgymers stood on the plastic frog thinking it was a real frog? Answers in the comments!

We'll be back at Luxmore Gardens in 2 weeks to continue what we've started and there maybe an option for some painting!

At the weekend we have the potential for multiple good deeds on Saturday (or just the 1): - Litter picking at Catford Parkrun @ 10.00 - Helping in the garden at St Mary's Church @ 10.30

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Steve Lee went on a community mission
Community mission
Lewisham

Volunteering for a Great Claws

Sat 4 Jun
Report written by Steve Lee

[spoiler alert] Expect a lot of cat photos in this run report.

On a progressively sunnier June day, five intrepid GoodGymmers got to work helping out this regular Lewisham GoodGym activity. All the while, closely inspected and cutely interrupted by the resident cat.

A huge welcome to David, here for his very first GoodGym event, and a huge welcome back from a pre-pandemic hiatus to Nasmia! Both were joined by Lewisham regulars Marta, Julian and Steve who arrived from volunteering / running at Hilly Fields Parkrun just nearby.

Resident gardening expert Sue quickly showed us the ropes, giving us a tour of the front and back gardens and pointing out all the tasks to be done.

Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust empowers young homeless women, providing hostel accommodation and support to develop self-respect, independence and purpose. It's an amazing institution that really gives us paws for thought, and it means a lot to help take care of their garden.

Under the watchful eye of a friendly grey cat, Nasmia got to work weeding and clearing up around some palms, Marta, Julian and David tidied up a patio space in front of the studio building while Steve tested his geometric eyeballing by attempting to turn a yew tree into a cube tree.

Sue as ever provided lovely cups of tea and snacks, and with a final push to tidy and load up the composting bins we were ready to say our farewells and head off for the rest of our long weekends. Join us next time, or sign up for one of our group runs!

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Group run
Lewisham

Help in the beautiful Luxmore Gardens

Mon 6 Jun 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Run - do good - run!

This week is a shorter run of around 3.5km to New Cross to help at the rather special Luxmore Gardens. You might have been past this space many times and not even realised it's here! If you have gardening gloves, please bring them with you.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Community mission
Lewisham

Help work on the garden at Marsha Phoenix Trust

Sat 4 Jun 10:30 am
90-92 Tressillian Road, Brockley, London, SE4 1YD
Keep the garden looking lovely!

We're delighted to be able to help our friends at the Marsha Phoenix Trust again. This week we will continue the good work started in the garden on previous tasks.

Task Details

  • Make your own way to the task, at 90-92 Tressillian Road (a big house set slightly back from the road, with a bright red front door)
  • Take direction from Sue, who will be leading volunteers through the session
  • Please observe social distancing and wear a mask as you pass through the building
  • Do not share tools
  • Feel free to ask for a less physically heavy task if you would prefer something else, there's plenty to do, with something for everyone!

Enjoy!

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