Stu Belcher


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Stu Belcher completed a training run • Lunch Run
Fri 8 Jul
Stu Belcher completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Sun 19 Jun
Stu Belcher went on a party

Rain stopped play

Sat 18 Jun
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

We did not garden - let's do it another time!

A lovely walk and pizza!

Thank you for having us Anwen xx

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Stu Belcher completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 18 Jun
Stu Belcher went on a training session
Training session

Oxford visits Banbury

Sat 18 Jun
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

A spot of parkrun tourism for our small but perfectly formed group this morning.

We ran round the wiggly route at Spiceball Park accompanied by Isla and Poppy the Puppy.

We then retired to Anwen's for pizza, a stroll and no gardening - blame the rain!

Lovely to meet Kim. Hope to see you again soon!

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Stu Belcher signed up to a party

Pizza and gardening at Anwen’s place

Sat 18 Jun 11:00 am
Hook Norton Brewery, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, OX15 5NY
Honouring our Christmas promise!

After our jaunt to Banbury Parkrun we are invited back to Anwen’s for a spot of gardening, sitting on jazzy rabbit chairs, meeting the famous Ollie and Super Duper Luca and eating pizza and snacks!!

Transport will be organised nearer the time but there are train, bus AND car options.

Please bring gardening gloves and a lunch contribution. Tools ,snacks, cats and a toddler will be provided!

Exact address to be supplied nearer the time.

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Stu Belcher completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 11 Jun
Stu Belcher completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Tue 17 May
Stu Belcher went on a group run
Group run

Happy as a pig in..well rotted manure?

Wed 11 May
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Last night we finally got an opportunity to complete our rescheduled 3rd birthday task!

The storms stopped us making it to the allotment site when we had planned in February, but you can't keep a team of GoodGymers away too long.

Since we had time to kill at the start of the task due to some truly awful traffic holding up GoodGymers and the van full of tools we had a bit of fun during the register with a silly question/ice breaker. So, this week's conversation starter for 10: What's your 2nd favourite flavour of soup? Thanks to Katie's student for that one!

Harvest at Home has community growing initiatives across Oxfordshire, and the latest site at South Ward Allotments is destined to be an experimental growing space. Here they will show people how to grow their own food and also experiment with crops which might be suitable for growing in the weather conditions we can expect in 5, 10 and 15 years into the future. It pays to be prepared for the effects of climate change.

Despite our efforts last year, and lots of hard work since then by the Cherwell Collective/Harvest at Home team, there's still plenty to do to get the plot organised. We jumped to work unloading the van of tools and raised beds then got stuck into the list of jobs. We set the raised beds up in place, shoveled the manure pile to fill the beds and moved large quantities of the rest of it over to the compost bays for storage/further rotting down (going home from GoodGym smelling of manure is a new experience!), Henry did some very thorough strimming work ridding the plot of nettles and long grass, and we also made good in roads into the tangle of bramble - lopping away at brambles which could win prizes for size. We even uncovered and rehomed a sloworm in the manure pile; particularly interesting since they'd come up in conversation on our run over to the task.

Welcome to GoodGym Sophie - hope you enjoyed your first GoodGym experience :-)

Thanks for leading us out of the allotments the scenic route Sam!

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Stu Belcher signed up to a group run
Group run

Allotment Clearing for Harvest at Home

Wed 11 May 18:00 pm
Falcon Boat Club , 331 Meadow Lane, Oxford, OX4 4BJ
Supporting the Cherwell Larder

Harvest@Home (part of the Cherwell Collective/Cherwell Larder) aims to provide the equipment and skills necessary for people to plant, care for, and harvest their very own produce at home. They are establishing allotments both for teaching/community growing and to grow produce for the Cherwell Larder.

The plot we will be working on tonight is at South Ward Allotments, near Redbridge Park & Ride. The allotments suffered a lot of damage in the winter storms, plus the plot needs further clearing to make it usable for growing. They plan to use the area for some experimental growing projects.

Tasks will include:
* Pulling up old path markings
* Laying down cardboard and woodchip
* Strimming
* Building compost bays

Please bring sturdy gardening gloves.

Meeting Options:
I will be setting off from Falcon Boat Club car park on Meadow Lane at 6pm. If you would like a 1 mile run to our task meet me there.
If running is not your thing you can meet us close to the task. Please meet on the opposite side of the road from the Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre at 6:05pm (glamorous, I know!), and we will walk the last stretch as a group. We are aiming to be at the task location at 6:15pm. It is a bit tucked away past the static caravan park, and through a locked gate, so I highly recommend you meet in one of the above locations rather than going straight to the allotments.

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