Abigail Darton


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Tibthorpe Loop half marathon
🗓Saturday 1st March 2025 10:00am

📍York CVS, Denham Room YO1 6ET

Release and enjoy endorphins, improve your running, enjoy the scenery and get together with friends

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Abigail Darton
Abigail Darton went on a group run

Mon 20th May at 6:15pm

Last man sanding

York Report written by Vicky Hearson (she/her)

Tonight we named and numbered off saying what we do to relax and look after our mental health, following mental health awareness week last week. Goodgym featured along with drinking stout, wild swimming and doing magic tricks!

We then got into two groups. Mitch led a gang out to Bootham stray and had this to say...

We arrived at the allotments and were given a GG classic. There was an area of overgrown vegetation that needed clearing to make space for a new allotment. We were given an absolute glut of tools (yay!). We had 40 minutes. We then got stuck in.

After lots of digging, lopping, hoeing, wheelbarrowing and jaffa cake...ing we managed to get the vast majority done!

Vicky's group headed to Park Grove where newbie Sam met us - welcome Sam! We made a good job of finishing the last third of the fence and touched up where the rain hit the last session. We finished off with a play on the climbing wall, then headed back to base.

Thanks everyone!

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Mon 20th May at 6:15pm

Clearing a derelict allotment or finishing the fence painting at Park Grove

Enable the allotment to be let and promote the Groves Association

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Abigail Darton went on a community mission

Fri 17th May at 6:30pm

Envelope dropping

York Report written by Vicky Hearson (she/her)

seven of us gathered on a nice sunny Friday evening to help a local church deliver Christian Aid envelopes. We divided into 4 groups and divided up the envelopes, which had beenvery helpfully labeled into street bundles.

After weaving our way around the local streets we popped to the Slip Inn to rehydrate.

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Wayne

Sat 18th May at 2:09pm

Well done everyone

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Fri 17th May at 6:30pm

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Abigail Darton went on a group run

Mon 13th May at 6:15pm

We like full butts and we can not lie

York Report written by Ed Woollard (He/Him)

Today's group run took an antipodean theme as we numbered off by stating our favourite things about Australia, featuring Koalas, crocodiles and a bit of Kylie. We also welcomed back Craig (aka Daddy Haggart) for his first group run in 2 years. Give him a big cheer! 💪

There was also a PB to celebrate with Debs smashing out her fastest ever 5k at the weekend 👏. And a milestone achievement with Stefan completing his 250th Good Deed early in the week. Well done guys.

We set off with Ed leading and Nikki and Amy backmarking, shortly arriving at West Bank Park to be greeting by Christine from the City of York Council environment team. Whilst waiting for Christine to finish unloading her van we had a quick round of Mexican wave star jumps, taking at least 3 attempts to make it all the way round!

The task itself involved us splitting into 3 groups. Team 1 were in charge of filling up a water butt over by the wildlife pond. Team 2 were tasked with restoring a soil area by the pergolas that had suffered from grass-creep. And team 3 helped Christine pack away some tools before turning over the compost area in the play park.

Team 1 dived straight in (not literally) and soon got into a rhythm of running water between the tap and the butt, even if they weren't entirely sure why.

Team 2 debated over exactly what edge they were restoring but soon made excellent progress, and made some clearly defined, if not straight, lines with their edging tools.

Team 3 made light work of the compost bins and started to look for additional work, with Max getting very engrossed in his benchmarking app! But before too long they were back at it with bags to fill with compost and some DIY to do to help keep the compost bins stable.

With time running out team 1 joined forces with team 2 to help them get tidy before it was time to wrap things up and get stuck into tonight's fitness sesh.

The fitness session loosely involved some core strength exercises, but was really just an excuse to make use of the dry weather to get people crawling around on the ground. Teams of 3 would alternate between going under and over their team mates in a race. As Ed was needed to help make up the numbers he was assured that there would be no cheating!

A fab session in the sunshine with lots of work done. Well done all

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