Today Dave, Mel and Stu put a great shift in at The Peepul Centre in Belgrave while Huw volunteered at The Kube in Oadby who had a visit from Leicester South MP and Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth accompanied by the local media.
The Peepul Centre had a busy day with 1,200 more people vaccinated while plenty more received their jabs at Oadby too.
This morning Nick, Dave, Mel, Stu and Huw all volunteered at The Peepul Centre helping get more local residents vaccinated.
This is the most important and rewarding volunteering we've done as a GoodGym group and it so good to hear feedback from the "customers" many of whom are leaving the house for the first time in ten months, for the work we are doing.
Brilliant work everyone!
A really rewarding community mission. Proud to be a volunteer helping NHS workers get the elderly vaccinated against Covid 19. My role was to check patient’s temperature on arrival and channel into the correct areas .
Mel was also joined by Nick, Dave and Stu today at The Peepul Centre.
TEAM RELAY - let's rack up some miles on the last day of the January Challenge for our team.
The idea is to have at least one of us running continuously for 12 hours (will extend if the interest is there) on the final day of the challenge. Sign up for a one hour timeslot either via Facebook group or by email to email@example.com.
7-8am DAVE SNUTCH
8-9am STU COE
9-10am MEL SNUTCH
10-11am ASHLEY JACKSON AND NICK PRYKE
11am-12pm MICHAELA HAWES / STEVE BOLTON
12-1pm NICOLA PALLETT
1-2pm JEN DOUGLAS
2-3pm ROSS JACKSON
3-4pm MICHAELA KORIZEK
4-5pm KATY YOUNG
5-6pm JIMMY MITCHINSON
6-7pm HUW DAVIES
Twas the night before, the night before, the night before Christmas, not a creature was stirring throughout the town.
A hauntily quiet city centre greeted us just three days before Christmas. When usually it would be bustling with late night shoppers and party goers we litter picked our way through a deserted Bede Park, back along the river and into Jubilee Square along empty paths and streets.
A good amount of trash collected to round off what has been a challenging year for us all. Thank you to everyone who has continued to help us doing good in Leicester during 2020, fingers crossed 2021 will be more normal!
Keep your eyes peeled for the January Challenge where teams of GoodGym areas will be competing to run/walk/cycle the most miles in the month. To take part you'll need to link your Strava account to your GoodGym page, let me know if you need any help with that. Leicester are in Team 1 with York, Liverpool, Bexley, Solihull, Brent, Barnsley and Trafford.
Have a safe and restful remainder of 2020!
It seems like the sun didn't really want to get up this morning, which was perhaps fitting for those of us who are experiencing yet another lockdown, albeit with a different name.
Despite grey skies, drizzle in Brizzle and seaside mists, a good number of GoodGymers headed out as the day got lighter.
Great to see some festive photos from the Leicester gang who met as a small group.
Portsmouth runners took photos all around the coast and enjoyed the moody seas and occasional bit of cover.
Happy shortest day everyone! The days get longer from now and we can start looking forward to a bit more sunshine!
If you enjoyed joining in with our solstice running, we also have a bank holiday relay going on next Monday and we'd love to get a few teams seeing how far they can get in 12 hours. You can see the details here
This sunrise run will be a lot easier to get up for than the one on the longest day!
We will hopefully be able to run in groups of up to 6. Or you can just run from home heading East, knowing your fellow GG buddies are out there with you.
Take some photos and send them my way for the run report! Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunrise in Portsmouth is at 0804.
Stu and Huw headed down to Braunstone Park for some litter picking.
Great to see lots of runners out, many in festive themed running kit!
Two big bags full of trash collected including cans, bottle, packets, a glove and a pair of pants!
It's good to get your jobs finished off before breaking for the festive season and we managed to do that tonight!
We welcomed Elena's housemate Meg along for her first GoodGym good deed, give her a cheer! And well done for walking to the task from work and then on home, some good mileage on foot there! Also great to have Michaela along again for her second consecutive week.
Two tasks in one tonight. Dave, Elena, Michaela and Huw managed to finish off staining the wooden sleepers along from Belgrave Lock to the Tiger Bridge that we had started just before the latest lockdown last month. Meanwhile, Lindsay, Meg, Mel, Stu and Tracey headed up along the water and over on to National Cycle Network Route 6 on a litter pick.
Great to get the jobs complete with just enough woodstain to complete the job. Hopefully in the new year we'll move back to the other side of the water and get stuck into the section down towards Abbey Park.
A bonus litter pick and social run on Saturday morning at Braunstone Park and then our final task before Christmas next Tuesday, check out the listings and sign up. Dave wins the prize for Optimist of the Year asking if we could go to the pub after next Tuesday's task if we get put into Tier 1 after this week's review. Good luck with that one Dave!
Well done everyone!