Tara Shanahan

Goodgym trainer for Brighton. A running obsessive since 2009 now spreading the running joy by coaching. Have run marathons, prefer 10ks!

Brighton

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248Good deeds

2,152runs

2,564cheers

Sun 23 Jan
16.8km
01:39:14
05:55/km
Tara Shanahan went on a community mission
Community mission
Brighton

Whip It!

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by Tara Shanahan

After most of us had taken part in East Brighton parkrun we joined a group helping Park Ranger Lindsey plant 53 tiny trees or whips.

Step one was driving a stake into the ground with a mallet, followed by using a tool to make a small hole, planting the tree and tying the tree to the stake.

Now we just have to sit back and wait for a few decades and then we will be able to see a little wood that we planted!

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Tara Shanahan completed a training run
Tara Shanahan went on a race
Race
Brighton

January parkrun meet up

Sat 22 Jan

Every month we meet up together and run or walk a park run. We are spoilt for choice in Brighton and for January we will be at East Brighton.

We are also doing a tree planting community mission in the park afterwards which you can sign up for here.

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Tara Shanahan signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Helping out in Hanover & Elm Grove ward

Tue 1 Feb 18:15 pm
Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN
to help local residents look after communal space

We'll be making a visit to help out Cll David Gibson and local residents look after the neighbourhood in the Hanover & Elm Grove area.

Expect graffiti painting, litter picking and/or weeding.

Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start for the run/walk. Fitness session to follow the task on The Level.

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Tara Shanahan signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Clearing out a hallway to prepare for major works

Tue 25 Jan 18:15 pm
Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN
to turn it into a Junk Food Cafe

This week three really great organisations are joining forces to make something great happen!

The Brighton Table Tennis Club have joined forces with The Real Junk Food Project to create a junk food cafe in the hall next to the BTTC. And of course the third great organisation is us!

We'll be helping them clear the hall to prepare it for some major building works.

This is an indoor task so please bring a mask and I'm sure we can find something to do outside for anyone who is uncomfortable working inside.

Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

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Tara Shanahan completed a training run • Dog jog
Wed 19 Jan
5.0km
25:12
04:59/km
Tara Shanahan went on a group run
Group run
Brighton

Under a night Sky Scrapers

Tue 18 Jan
Report written by Tara Shanahan

What a perfect evening for Goodgym, cold but crisp and still and although a bit cloudy the light of a full moon added to the atmosphere. And it was great to welcome back Abi, Davidand Tabithawho have all missed the past few months due to dodgy knees, backs and hearts!

Our task was to help Stuart from the Palmeira & Adelaide Garden Fund group keep on top of all the work that needs doing in these lovely and well used squares. Council cuts means that there just isn’t the people power to do all the work, and groups like this really make a huge difference in keeping our open spaces tidy.

Our efforts tonight focussed on the northern most part of the square (oval?!) around the floral clock I discovered that the clock was installed to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II so it’s not surprising that it no longer works!

We scraped all the grass that had spread from the side it should be to the side it shouldn’t, sweeping followed scraping, shovelling and bagging followed sweeping and in about 45 minutes the job was done. Lots of passers by thanked us for our efforts, it’s always good to know that we are appreciated.

A quick fitness session of lunge variations followed before we went our separate ways into the night.

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Tara Shanahan completed a training run • Seafront with Kerry & Rita
Sun 16 Jan
9.4km
46:14
04:55/km
Tara Shanahan completed a training run • Prom parkrun with Rita
Sat 15 Jan
5.9km
26:26
04:30/km
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