Sue has helped keep other people motivated, Sue has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Sue.
Sue is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
Today GoodGymers, Exe Nordic Walkers and local Community Builders joined forces to clear King George V Park of litter! What a dream team!
It was a beautiful morning, blue sky and some fantastic autumn colurs in the trees, all perfect for a litter pick in King George V Park.
A very wam welcome to Helen, Catherine, Edward, Tina and Barbara who joined us for the first time. We hope you enjoyed it and that you'll come back soon again for some more "getting fit whilst doing good"!
After a little safety talk we set off in different directions of the park, maintaining social distancing at all times, checking bushes and overgrown areas for litter. Whilst we didn't find quite as much as last time (a good thing really!) we still collected a fair bit of plastic wrappers, bottles and cans. Great work!
As well as getting a lot of extra steps it was also lovely to have local residents walking past thanking us for our work, watching all the happy dogs run around and just really to connect with the beautiful surroundings and with each other.
A very welcomed break from working alone from home!
A huge shout out to all of you for coming along and for making a difference! Take a look at upcoming tasks here and sign up! We'd love to see you soon again!
9 GoodGymers had a great time picking litter and getting fitter in Cowick Barton Playing Fields this evening!
It felt like the first proper autumn day today and as part of the Great British September Clean our group did yet another litter-pick, this time in Cowick Barton Playing Fields.
In order to get both fit and do good in a safe and socially distanced way, following all current guidelines, we divided our group in two smaller groups with 5 people in each. One group did a litter pick whilst the other ran laps of the park, giving it an extra push with some speed work and stopping for core and leg exercises with regular intervals.
We also had the great pleasure to have Sue who leads Exe Nordic Walking with us this evening and she did some very speedy Nordic walking around the park. So great with so many ways of combining fitness with doing good!
The session went super fast and we were all surprised how dark it was when we finished, or like Lisa would say in her finest Devonshire way:
It was getting rather dimpsy!
Time to get those portable lights out soon....!
Hope you all have a great rest of the week and that Craig has a great time on his holiday to Italy this weekend! Exciting! Take a look here at what else is coming up in our area and I hope to see you soon again!
It’s time for another litter-pick with Exe Nordic Walkers! Yay! This community mission is open to anyone and all abilities are welcome to join us. We’ll walk through the playing fields, maintaining social distancing at all times, chatting and getting lots of steps in whilst picking up litter. The council has provided us with litterpickers and bags but please remember to bring your own gloves.
We will meet at the carpark by Countess Wear Road. If you struggle finding it just call Klara on 07795064906 😃
With litter-pickers and poles GoodGym and Exe Nordic Walkers cleared King George V Playing Fields of litter this stunning morning.
Once again we were blessed with gorgeous sunny weather and it was absolutely brilliant to once again meet up with Exe Nordic Walkers for a joint litter-pick. Fantastic to have Teresa and Jan joining us for their first GoodGym good deed. We hope you enjoyed it and that we get to see you soon again for more doing good!
The playing fields looked pretty clean to begin with, but as we walked around we found more and more litter hidden in high grass, under trees, around the picnic tables and sadly also in the playparks.
In 40 minutes we all filled a bin liner each! Jo even came back with a full bin liner AND two broken umbrellas.
What a difference we made!
Great work everyone! I look forward to seeing you all for our next joint litter-pick. Take a look here at what else we have going on in our area!
We will meet at Cowick Barton Playing Fields to do a litterpick and a fitness session with some running elements. We will work in two separate groups, both during the litter-pick and duing the fitness session, with maximum 6 people in each group. We'll maintain social distancing at all times and follow all current guidelines.
Please bring your own gloves.
Call me on 07795064906 if you struggle finding the location.
3 runners attended Newtown Community Preschool to help spruce up the playground ready for visitors to be shown around.
The preschool is very keen to have more children attend, and making a good impression on the parents is essential, by making the playground area tidy we have made a big difference.
A lot of vines to clear, weeds to pull up, but we left some of the prettier plants as the children like to play with them.
A great mission for a Saturday morning, excellent work gang!