Vanessa Crannis

Colchester

TaskForce

131Good deeds

131runs

481cheers

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Group Runs
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Vanessa Crannis went on a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

It paint over til it’s over Part 2

Sun 28 Feb
Report written by James G

We travelled to the familiar site of the foodbank at Moorside to see a not so familiar sight. The warehouse was empty of all tins, boxes and racking which usually filled the now surprisingly spacious warehouse. Our last task to help the foodbank was to help with painting the warehouse as agreed with the landlord prior to leaving with foodbank operations moved to a larger location.

Sunday’s team split up across the space with some filling the gaps which only became apparent once paint had dried in the warehouse from the previous day whilst others got painting what was the “front of house” area in white (as we had almost run out of grey). Tiffany returned for another day and we were joined by regular goodgymers Sally and Vanessa as well Vanessa’s partner Richard. We de-taped the warehouse, swept and cleared all the rubbish that was left behind and cleared the selection of newspapers which had been used to stop paint getting on the floor, some of which dated back to March 2020 when none of us had any idea what was coming over the following the 12 months… Another 2 and a half hours was up with only a small amount of painting left for Mike and the Foodbank volunteers to finish off.

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Vanessa Crannis signed up to a training session
Training session
Lambeth

GoodGym (not)parkrun - WEEK 8!

Sat 27 Feb 23:00 pm
Brockwell Park - Lido entrance, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PA
Improve your fitness 👟

GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved throughout 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit, whilst following Covid rules of course!

GoodGym's (not)parkrun on tour heads to Lambeth this week! 🐑 Land of the Ritzy cinema, the London Eye and (usually) the UK's busiest train station (Waterloo)!

Saturday 27th February - Everyone is very welcome to join!

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using this form

Remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, be safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!

HUGE shout out to Melanie Young of GoodGym Bristol (techno genius) for creating the results form and who is putting the results together for our (not)parkrun events. 

To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email me @ markgilyead@goodgym.org.

Happy Running!!

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Vanessa Crannis signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Colchester

Painting the old Foodbank site

Sun 28 Feb 10:00 am
Moorside Business Park, Eastgates, 33 Moorside, Colchester, CO1 2ZF
Helping the foodbank to avoid moving charges

As many of you will know the Foodbank recently moved premises from Moorside to Stanway. The lease for Moorside runs out at the end of February and part of the foodbank’s agreement with the owner of the unit is that the warehouse is left in a similar state to that which it was originally leased. The warehouse therefore requires freshening up to avoid the foodbank having to pay for this to be completed by the owner, which in a practical sense means filling holes in the walls and giving the walls a new coat of paint.

Mike who runs the foodbank has advised that the space will be cleared of racking and everything else by Friday 26th. He has also advised he is hoping to get most of the filling of the walls done in advance.

To ensure there is more then enough time to get everything done, I am setting two tasks of 2.5 hours on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February running from 10 - 12.30 on each day. It is a big space, with the main warehouse and FOH areas requiring, filling, sanding, taping and then painting. It may be the case that things are completed quickly in which case the tasks (particularly Sunday) may be shortened or cancelled so please be aware of that when signing up. I will update everyone after Saturday's task is complete as to the progress which was made.

In terms of COVID-19 compliance please ensure you wear a mask at all times when inside the unit on the task. I will ensure front and back doors remain open to allow air to circulate as an additional measure. It is however a large space with high ceilings. For this reason there should be no issue with maintaining a 2m social distance with fellow goodgymers during the task. Please also ensure that you do not share tools, paintbrushes etc. with others. I will ensure there are hand sanitizer and plastic gloves available. Please feel free to bring your own diy/gardening gloves which may be easier to use.

I have set the task as 2.5hours but please let me know if you want to attend but not for the whole session so i can co-ordinate with numbers.

Goodgym encourages you to travel to the task by walking, running or cycling but parking is available at Moorside should you need to drive.

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Vanessa Crannis went on a training session
Training session
Stockport

Run like the wind!

Sat 20 Feb
Report written by Sian Dobson Hughes

*What a breeze! *

On Saturday 20th Feb, 37 GoodGym runners from up and down the country (and even overseas!) battled the breeze and smashed through their 5 kilometers (not) parkrun training session.

Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who has been putting the results together for our (not) parkruns.

Want to put the wind back in your sails?

Why not sign up to Week 8 of GoodGym (not) parkrun...

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Vanessa Crannis signed up to a training session
Training session
Stockport

GoodGym (not) parkrun week 7

Sat 20 Feb 23:59 pm
From your home, Any city, Any postcode
Getting us fit and active in our local area

GG Stockport and Colchester joining (virtual) hands to pick up the baton for (not) parkrun on Saturday 20th February! Everyone is very welcome to join!

Remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, be safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!

GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved throughout 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit, whilst following Covid rules of course!

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIrg05CQmc5iLExvjFKOhRIC7V-u3juAXVmQQxfAWq6Arelg/closedform

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events.

To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0yIuGVSV7ohcSZ9735SQw3yErHjor7uwx_C7GOBz4jueqVw/viewform

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to sian@goodgym.org

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Vanessa Crannis went on a training session
Training session
Islington

#notparkrun, but definitely #goodgymredthunder

Sat 13 Feb
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

37 Goodgym runners and walkers submitted times and photos for Week 6 of the official Goodgym #notparkrun event (hosted by Goodgym Islington this time). Our brave souls got outside despite the cold and snow covering more areas of the UK, and logged some very impressive times and wonderful photos to show for it!

Top props go to Marianne for battling a mighty headwind on Bournemouth prom for her 5km time, Stockport AA Sian putting in an impressive run with a 30 week baby bump and David and Lenka sharing their winter wonderland photos of their super snowy #not parkrun in Prague. It looks really idyllic, and I am not jealous in the slightest...

Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who has been putting the results together for our (not) parkruns.

Week 7 of the Goodgym #notparkrun adventure will be hosted by Sian and the wonder crew at Goodgym Stockport.

Sign up here to get involved: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-7

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Vanessa Crannis signed up to a training session
Training session
Islington

GoodGym (not)parkrun - Week 6

Sat 13 Feb 07:00 am
Your home, Your city, Your postcode
Improve your fitness

GG Islington will be picking up the baton for (not) parkrun on Saturday 13th February! Everyone is very welcome to join!

And remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, be safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!

GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved throughout 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit, whilst following Covid rules of course!

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events. 

To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to simonfitzmaurice@goodgym.org

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Vanessa Crannis went on a training session
Training session
Leeds

GoodGym (not) Parkrun - week 5

Sat 6 Feb
Report written by Gemma

GoodGym Leeds hosted Week 5 of the GoodGym (not) parkrun. Today 49 runners completed at least 5km.

The (not) parkrun series is a cross GoodGym training session, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.

GoodGym runners from across all GoodGym areas took part, exploring their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session - some ran in the rain, others in snow, and some in the sunshine! Another RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!

Next week, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Islington to host. You can sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-6?fbclid=IwAR0p3eEuqzkLacD9jVjx8Ca3AayFebnrQNwzoaGJNRS6ZsPVnIpxsBZ9tUI

Thanks to Melanie Young from GoodGym Bristol for keeping the results up to date! If you need to add your results, you can do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0yIuGVSV7ohcSZ9735SQw3yErHjor7uwx_C7GOBz4jueqVw/viewform

Thanks to Elizabeth, Marianne and Julia for your pics - If you took part and have any more photos - please share with Gemma (gemma.bridge@goodgym.org) - and I will get them into the report!

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Vanessa Crannis signed up to a training session
Training session
Leeds

GoodGym (not)parkrun - Week 5

Sat 6 Feb 07:00 am
Your home, Your city, Your postcode
Improve your fitness

Leeds will be picking up the baton for (not) parkrun on Saturday 6th February! Everyone is very welcome to join!

And remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, be safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!

GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit, whilst following Covid rules of course!

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events. 

To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to someone @goodgym.org. 

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Vanessa Crannis went on a training session
Training session
Redbridge

Run GoodGym Run!

Sat 30 Jan
Report written by Julia

Pretty awesome display of running from all across the country!!! Lots of people had a pretty bad weather to deal with but everyone got out there and did their best!

Huge kudos go to Melanie for continuing managing the mamoth task of results - thank you so much!

We are not done - Week 5 is being hosted by Leeds and you can sign up HERE!

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