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Mon 18th Sep at 6:00pm
It was a gorgeous evening in Eaton Park as we arrived as the sun was about to set over the park.
Our task was to give the pond area a good clean up, which consisted of cutting back some overgrown bushes, sweeping up leaves and a litter pick.
Mon 4th Sep at 6:00pm
Tonight 17 GoodGymers ran 6.5km to support the conservation at Mousehold Heath.
Mousehold warden Will lead us to the areas needing work, so we split into 2 groups and started pulling up bracken.
Will pointed out areas we have visited before, that showed signs of less bracken and more heather growth and also encourages more insects and wildlife. So tonights task will hopefully go a long way towards continuing this conservation work.
After 50 mins of hard work in the warm weather, we headed home with another job well done!
Mon 14th Aug at 6:00pm
We were blessed with the presence of GoodGym Founder & CEO, Sir Ivo Gormley (well he's a Sir in my opinion), alongside his partner Jess, who both joined us on this evening's session. They said its the first session they have attended together for about 10 years, so we were very privileged.
The task was to do some cutting back at Catton Grove Community Centre, which is always fun as we have no restrictions and can just chop everything back as much as we like, which had overgrown a lot over these last 2 months. Firstly though, we had to jog 2.75km from The Forum to get there, on a warm and muggy evening.
As you can see from the photos, the pile of cuttings was huge and will be chipped so it can be reused (not eaten - different type of chips!).
It was lovely to see Ivo and Jess. I'm not one for brown-nosing or earning brownie points with the boss as thats not my style, but everyone would agree with me that he is so down to earth, a really approachable person and just wanted to get stuck into the task, one of the reasons he started GoodGym, and that really reflects in the GoodGym ethos that he has created.
Sat 12th Aug at 8:30am
After last weeks solid rain, we were all excited that today, the sun was shining, hurrah! 320 people turned out to run-walk-jog around the park including a number of first timers and tourists. Goodgymer Alina was celebrating 25 Parkrun volunteer credits so expect to see her in that purple 25volunteet t shirt very soon. Running Goodgymers today were Robert O, Leanne, and Roisin. Well done everyone.
Mon 7th Aug at 6:00pm
This was our 2nd visit to Mousehold Heath this year.
We went to a different section of the heath. The task was to pull bracken again, but this time getting rid of it from an area where it was invasive to the native Heather, which in areas was in full purple bloom.
This evening was Katy's 200th good deed, marked by her and Bill bringing us some of their famous yellow courgettes.
Like always, the team worked incredibly hard, the before and after shots were yet again mind dazzling.
Mon 24th Jul at 6:00pm
We had another visit to Mousehold Sea Scouts. This time to do some painting inside the scout hut.
Our initial target was to paint below the blue divider and one if the end walls. In true GoodGym style, we got the job quicker so we had enough time to go 'above the line'.
The photos don't do it justice but we definitely brightened up the scout hut.
Mon 3rd Jul at 6:00pm
This was Andi's final task before she heads on her travels.
It was very fitting that the task was to help The Feed, who she has worked for the last few years.
Tom from The Feed greeted us at their cafe in Waterloo Park, and our tasks were to give the inside some maintenance, which included cleaning the doors & windows, touching up paint, fixing wobbly tables & chairs as well as some other little tasks.
We topped off the evening with a trip to the pub to give Andi a great send off.
Sat 27th May at 8:30am
On a warm, sunny morning 4 Goodgym girls arrived for their marshalling duties. Alina and I were both timekeeping (in sync I may add), Beks & Emrys in their usual woods position and Susanna on scanning duties. 332 people made their way around the course including Bobby, Robert, Roisin, Katie L ( with hubby Shane carrying junior in his back carrier , WELL DONE) flying the Goodgym flag Well done all