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Group Fitness Activities
It was lovely to be back at the Children's Allotment for the first time since they opened up last autumn. It was quite a different sight than when we first came to help out back in the spring of 2019 - now there's a polytunnel classroom, mud kitchen, running water, loo, lots of produce thriving in raised beds, and barely a bramble to be seen.
This week we were back on wood chip duties...the play mound needed making safe by covering with weed suppressing fabric and a thick layer of woodchip. A few bits of glass and metal had been making their way to the surface so the nice thick layer of woodchip will ensure that the area is much safer for playing. Elsewhere Mark and Julia sharpened their carpentry skills repairing the mud kitchen work bench, a handful of GoodGymers were given a composing masterclass, and everyone else snapped on the gardening gloves and got weeding the polytunnel raised beds and around the raspberry canes. Watering was done, peas were eaten, and a generally wholesome evening was had.
Welcome to GoodGym Oxford Emily!
Thanks to Ben for the excellent pun/report title!
Rescheduled from 15th June
The Children's Allotment is a gorgeous space near Florence Park. We helped them with the massive 2.5 year undertaking to get the site ready to open, and now they've asked for a bit of help with maintenance.
The main task will be replenishing the paths with new woodchip, but there are bound to be other jobs to do too.
All tools will be provided but please bring your own gardening gloves.
The Children’s Allotment is at the East Ward Allotments, off Cricket Road. The entrance is off the cycle path, not the main allotment entrance. Location pin here.
* Anyone wishing to run or walk to the task as a group please meet in the car park of the Richard Benson Hall, 276b Cowley Rd at 6pm. * If you would prefer to meet at the task please meet us at the location pin above at 6:15pm.
An excellent showing from Goodgym this morning despite the shabby weather!
Well done to everyone who ran, to Ben for his time keeping skills and to Trev for handing out the new shiny parkrun magazine!
We all earned our very delicious breakfast at Gails. A fab way to start the weekend!
Come along to a jaunt around a local parkrun and then have coffee and snacks afterwards!
Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5k. They happen all over the country at 9 am on a Saturday morning. We’d love to spread the love of Parkrun amongst Goodgym!
We plan to do University Park parkrun, a lovely 2 lap, flat course. Take a look at the dedicated parkrun page here.
If you’ve never done a parkrun before it is free!! And you don’t even have to run, walkers are very welcome!! Register here for a barcode so that you’re time can be logged.
First timers briefing is at 8:50 and the event kicks off at 9.00.
We will go to one of the many cafes around the park for post exercise refreshments and general jollity!