Saturday 1st July 2023
Ailyn Bernardo earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.
Ailyn completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Ailyn was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Sat 1st Jul 2023 at 8:30am
11 GoodGymers were up bright and early to volunteer at Chelmsford Parkrun this morning. It was a very special occasion, (some would say even bigger than Rich's wedding), as there were lots of milestones to celebrate today. Rich was celebrating his 250th run (walk) and 50th volunteer for Parkrun. Wanting to keep it low key he came with just the two yellow balloons in order not to draw attention to himself. David was also celebrating his 200th good deed for GoodGym. Everyone else was celebrating the fact they were doing good and had breakfast to look forward to!
Fay, Joe and Paul headed off to their marshal positions. Richard and Martin were entrusted with the bikes. Rich and Sallyann followed up the rear as the tailwalkers. David and Cherry were barcode scanning and Laurie and Rachel were token sorting. Despite an early shower, the morning was mainly dry, if not particularly sunny. 673 parkrunners made it round the course and once we had returned our lanyards and high-viz we made our way over to Bill's for breakfast, having said goodbye to David and Sallyann en route. Andy was obviously missing us while on holiday as he joined us in spirit from Bill's in Lanzarote!
After some discussion it was decided we should get a team together for the Ale House pub quiz tomorrow night, so we have an impromptu social coming up. You can sign up here
Next week, for our group run, we are at Broomfield allotments for a spot of gardening, you can sign up here
Special thanks to the parkrun photographers who contributed to our photo gallery today
Wednesday 11th January 2023
Ailyn Bernardo has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Ailyn is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Wed 11th Jan 2023 at 6:30pm
Happy New Year!
We gathered in the cold to get ready for our first run and task of the year. Led expertly by our lovely Laurie, we welcomed back Paul 'second best to me at world cup predictions' Fisk after a long hiatus and said hello Cherry, a first timer!
We ventured down the bunny walks, carrying the litter pickers and met Fay (one of our new area guru) and Sallyann at Wharf Road after they had walked there. Fantastic to have you back Sallyann! Our first ever goodgym walker. Apart from Rich obviously...
Discussing new year resolutions, and Sam's burning desire to try the Prime drink (or not) we picked up a hefty amount of litter. Trotting through to the new estate of flats and houses (naturally because Andy is old he complained about the positioning of the lamppost) I took a photo of everyone. It was of everyone but all you can see is the majestic brightness of Joe's new coat/ gift from Santa. We dropped the bags by the bins and headed back to the uni up the high street.
Sorry about the diabolical photos - i shall improve next time!
Have a good week!
Wed 11th Jan 2023 at 6:30pm
Improve the local litter situation near the River ChelmerRead more