New to GoodGym, hoping to get involved early into 2021 despite Lockdown 3!
Stuart completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Stuart was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Stuart is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
With 6 hours notice the Goodgym Grit Gurus were mobilised once more to help with the essential task of keeping West Bank Park safe for the local residents. Temperatures were dropping, leftover snow was turning to ice, and the space is needed for permitted exercise without fear of slipping.
Firstly we had to give a massive cheer to Michael for finally managing to complete his 50th good deed on the 3rd attempt!
As many good deeds as his age! Ed
We're not quite sure what's taken him so long, but (rightly) cancelling gritting missions due to dastardly warm weather didn't help.
We also welcomed Stuart to his first task - cold, dark and a bit damp, like all the best Goodgym tasks. Welcome on board!
Once we'd divided up, got headlights on barrows and shown the newbie gritters the trademark shovel-trowel grit 'n' flick technique, we were off. Cape-man and Robin (also known as Debs) set off for the lower playground, the Paulsopps for the playpark past the pagoda, and everyone else for the middle.
The remains of the snow cover made the ground slippy going, and many a puddle swallowed up grit never to be seen again. But the team persevered and worked their ways back into towards the buildings and the starting point, with Mitchell definitely not gritting any green bits inbetween.
Ellie was so thorough that she even persuaded some of the parks younger users (budding horticulturalists) to move along a bit so she could grit where they were standing.
All done we distance-assembled back at the start and cleaned off tools to prevent any corrosion from the salt. That makes this chemist very happy. One team photo later,
Look epic! ... how do we do that?...I went for silly (Leanne)
one practically perfect pun from the practically perfect Paul Kelly, and we were done for the night.
We were asked by Kristina from the Council to help with gritting paths across West Bank Park during the current cold snap.
The plan is for us to visit on an evening and sprinkle grit on paths across the park. City of York Council staff will be checking the paths in the morning, before opening the park.
We have a key to the gate and the tools store where the gritting equipment is kept.
The park will be closed, or about to be closed for the night by the security company.
To avoid slipping and falling on a frozen surface walk using small steps and try to have both feet on the ground as much as you can. Wear shoes with good grip. It will be cold, so try warming up before coming to the task.
Bring your gardening gloves and a head torch, as it will be dark.
It is crucial that we all follow the latest COVID-19 guidance while at the task.
This task is classed as essential in order to keep the park open for its users.
Meet by the James Backhouse Place gate.
Stuart has got Strava connected. Strava is a great way to track your progress.
Stuart has just logged their first 5k with GoodGym. Stuart has joined the ranks of Athletes like Tirunesh Dibaba - running gracefully over 5000 metres. Show Stuart some love.
Oh yes. Stuart is training. This is how the greatest atheletes on earth are made. Stuart is making it happen. They logged their first training run on the GoodGym site; extraordinary things are sure to follow.