Tamar Goudie (Tay)

York

21Good deeds

21runs

125cheers

Tamar Goudie (Tay) went on a group run
Group run
York

Dig for victory

Mon 6 Dec
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Report written by Nicky Woodall

❄️ 17 dedicated GoodGymmers braved a chilly December evening for our group run this evening. We tore ourselves away from the warm room for a swift intro and much-needed warm up πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈWe celebrated two good deeding milestones this week. Tonight was Pete's 100th good deed and Laura's 200th (technically 201st but who's counting? Oh wait...) Amazing stuff guys, very impressive πŸ‘ (We were all also slightly jealous of the extra warmth from your capes on this chilly evening πŸ₯Ά)

πŸ—“οΈAs we named and numbered off, we discussed our dream Advent calendar ideas. From the classic chocolate to cheetahs(!?), via holidays and "just pictures like the good old days" (yeah right, Ed!), we had some top suggestions πŸ«πŸ†

🍎Our task this evening was just a short hop away to Holgate Community Orchard. Our job was to continue digging over the ground that will soon(ish) be transformed into a lovely bee-friendly community space 🐝

🌱 They've recently got some funding to replace the fencing, which is exciting. The digging that we're doing to remove all the roots will be followed by a few months of covering the ground before the exciting planting can happen next autumn. It's a big job so they're really grateful for our help πŸ™Œ

πŸ”¦ There was some very impressive dimly-lit digging, especially as I forgot to charge the lights this week (sorry everyone) but there was also some brilliant hi viz (#RunBrightatNight folks 🌠), which definitely helped. Martin also did a stirling job with the wheelbarrow, transporting the many, many roots to the bottom of the patch 🌳

πŸ’ͺ After nearly 40 minutes of hard graft, it was time to head back to base for some scintillating circuits (next time, I'll learn the difference between squats and lunges, sorry everyone πŸ₯΄)

πŸŽ„We also chatted about the very exciting plans for this weekend when lots of us will be running the 12ks of Christmas on Saturday and Chase the Pud on Sunday. Click the links to find out more and let us know on WhatsApp or by email if you've got any questions or anything πŸŽ…

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) signed up to a race
Race
York

12ks of Christmas

Sat 11 Dec 13:00 pm
Location of your choice, OR, York Knavesmire
Challenge yourself, have fun and support a great cause

12ks of Christmas is an event with the goal to get loads of people outside and moving at the same time (but from any location) whilst raising some funds for Move the Masses

At 1pm on the 11th December, you’ll get out and do 1km. You have a whole hour to get through the distance so you can decide whether you go fast or slow. You need to be finished by 2pm because at 2pm you’ll get out and do 2km, then 3km at 3pm and so on and so forth.

You can stop at any point when you’ve reached your limit. Some people might do 1km in total and others might carry on all through all the way to midnight (and beyond!).

For anybody who does make it to midnight and wants to continue, the timer starts again at 1am with 1km.

You can complete your kilometres from any location but if you prefer some company we have arranged to have a room in the Knavesmire pub for the day where we can leave bags and buy refreshments. We will have cakes and the pub sells pizzas. There will also be fun and games and a raffle! Non running supporters also welcome.

Once the distances get longer and the breaks shorter we will have a gazebo and hot drinks on the Knavesmire (near parkrun ending) and access to a portaloo.

To enter please follow the link and make sure you sign up on the goodgym site below so we can look out for you.

If you’re a GGer in another area, why not gather your own gang??

Entry costs Β£10 per person- bargain!

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Trailing a way with the Fairies

Sat 4 Dec
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Report written by Laura Barrett

5 GoodGymers helped the Foss Fairy Trail by laying bark chip along the path to make it less muddy. We arrived to find a huge pile of bark chip which we had to wheelbarrow quite a way down the trail to the far end of it. Leanne shovelled the bark chip into the 3 barrows where they were relayed down the path by Louise, Cara, Tay and Laura and raked onto the path at the end. Louise and Tay even had some energy left over from parkrun to run with them. An hour and a half later we'd made a bit of a dent in it and had laid bark chip on a long stretch of path, covering some of the muddiest sections. By that time the number of us tired and limping had increased so we helped take the barrows and tools back to the shed before finishing. Louise had a problem with one of the nuts coming off the wheelbarrow wheel but luckily we found it and Leanne was able to do a temporary fix.

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) signed up to a party
Party
York

Goodgym York's Sparktacular Christmas Bash

Thu 16 Dec 19:00 pm
Spark, 38 Piccadilly, York, YO1
Lunges and Goodwill for all!

We are back at our favourite Christmas party location, Spark:York. For those who haven't been before, we get our own wonderful eventspace (definitely not a shipping container) all to ourselves. There are loads of food and drink options at Spark:York so those looking to behave on a School night can do so, and those looking to get swept up in the sweet joy of our Yorkie's company and drink way too much can do so too.

Still planning the final details of activities, but we will have a short presentation from our Area Activator Nicky. Plus at least a couple of extra bits, to be confirmed later this week. We have the room from 6pm, so feel free to arrive as early as you like. We will likely kick of the proceedings between 7 and 7.30pm.

So dust off your Christmas Jumper (or like me pretend you haven't been wearing it all year round!) and get your calendar marked for the big evening.

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) signed up to a group run
Group run
York

Kick-start Holgate Community Orchard and Apiary

Mon 6 Dec 18:15 pm
York CVS, Denham Room, 15 Priory Street , York , YO1 6ET
The orchard and wildlife area will give the community somewhere lovely to sit and be a source of free fruit

Welcome to GoodGym York!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there. We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way. 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition on street parking is available on Priory Street.

THE TASK

We will be digging over the proposed orchard area so please bring your gardening gloves and a headtorch if possible.

RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to this task (2km each way). Walkers will leave at 18:25 promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.

We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.

POST-RUN SOCIAL

We will head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat. Please join us!

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Delivering packs for Move the Masses 12ks event

Mon 6 Dec 18:00 pm
Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET
Raise funds for an amazing charity

We need volunteers to deliver packs to participants of Move the Masses 12ks of Christmas event

Packs can be collected from group run on Monday 6th or arranged with me. To be dropped off as soon as possible after and before Friday 10th. Distances vary to suit your desire to run or cycle and location!

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) went on a community mission
Community mission
York

What an ice day

Sun 28 Nov
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Report written by Mitchell Scott

On a cold, crisp and icy Sunday morning 12 GoodGymers made their way to Danesmead Wood. We needed to dig up two piles of bark and lay them down on a new track for walkers. This meant lots of digging, barrowing and raking; enough activity to keep us warm in the freezing temperatures!

With the thought of delicious tray bake, we all got stuck. Tay was our chief raker and ensured all our bark was evenly spread out on the path. She had a tough job though as wheelbarrows were coming quickly! We worked out a relay where a few of us met in the middle to take the full barrows and ensured there were constant empty barrels going back to the diggers. With Louise and Vicky on digging duty, we managed to quickly dig up both piles of bark in no time.

Whilst this was going on, Steve was busy sawing some large branches. I didn't see what or why he was sawing, but he looked very busy.

After an hour of hard graft, we cleared both piles and mostly finished the two paths (ran out of bark just before the second path was finished, noooo!). We were finally allowed to have the tray bake, which was absolutely delicious.

With all that complete, we just had to get a group picture before we left.

It's too cold to get my GG's out. - Jen

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Foss Fairy Trail Mystery Task

Sat 4 Dec 11:00 am
Entrance to the Fairy Trail, Heworth Green, York, YO31 7TQ
Provide a less muddy walk and provide areas to encourage native wildlife back to the area

We will be laying wood chippings onto the Foss fairy trail. Please bring gloves. The task owner has also suggested wellies may be a good idea. Please meet near the grassy mound where they will find the pile of wood chips (see pic attached on mission). It can be accessed via an entrance to the river walk just before St Johns gym at the end of St Johns Walk.

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Could be a South Banksy?

Wed 24 Nov
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Report written by York runner

On a not so red hot, chilli November evening a little mix-ed band of Goodgymers assembled at South Bank Social club to help Young Thugs finish off some painting of their newly renovated studio spaces.

Captain flash aka task leader Katie and the furious 5 were set off in one room painting the floors and giving pillars around the edge of the room a second coat. With the enthusiasm shown by the roller twins Nicky and Emma tackling the floor from the middle out, if we were weren't against the clock before, we certainly were now.

The rest of the mΓΆtley crΓΌe set to work painting a bare naked plastered room (after carefully masking all the sockets and light fitting first, we're not the Animals) and soon they were ready to rock and roller.

Meanwhile in the other room Katie found the party setting for the lighting causing a slight panic at the disco but things were only taken a step too far (literally) when an enthusiastic Michal walked straight onto the freshly painted floor - the daft punk.

In a blur an hour of madness had transpired and the joy division in room two had made an impressive transformation whereas the faces in the other room had nearly reached the doors before the paint ran out.

Having not made a public enemy with our painting skills we left our work to cure before (radio) heading home.

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Tamar Goudie (Tay) went on a group run
Group run
York

Carpet dium

Mon 22 Nov
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Report written by Nicky Woodall

❄️ 22 excellent GoodGymmers met on a pretty chilly Monday evening for our weekly group run. After celebrating the many good deeds this week and congratulating Tristan on his epic run this weekend, we conducted an important bit of research into the favourite cakes of GoodGym York. Carrot cake, chocolate cake and battenburg all featured highly, though turnip cake was also there 🍰

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ After a much-needed warm up, we jogged to Holgate Community Orchard where we were greeted with many tools and many more stubborn bramble roots. Never daunted by a stubborn root (or a random bit of carpet uncovered amongst the soil), everyone set to work and amassed a good pile of roots by the end 🌱

🐝 The area is in the process of being transformed from neglected bramble patch to a lovely bee-friendly community space, including an apiary. There are grand plans afoot and we've got at least two more sessions booked in to help them come to fruition 🍎

🏞️ After quite the bramble root workout, we then headed to a nearby hill for some hill reps. After some discussion about the appropriate turnaround point and the best way to avoid traffic en route, people did some incredibly impressive hill work of up to 5 reps (maybe even 6 if you're called Max!?) of increasing and then decreasing intensity πŸ’ͺ

πŸ™Œ A jog back to CVS, some cool down stretches and then a trip to the pub was a good way to round off our Monday evening 🍻

πŸ₯³ Thank you for coming everyone and don't forget, there are lots more ways to get fit and do good this week πŸ‘Œ

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