David Barrett



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Setting up a Tiny Forest for York
๐Ÿ—“Friday 12:00pm

๐Ÿ“Somewhere in York YO?

Let's work together to launch a Tiny Forest in our area

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David Barrett
David Barrett went on a group run

Mon 20th Mar at 6:15pm

๐ŸฆŽ Weโ€™re not newt to this ๐Ÿฆ”

York Report written by Nicky Woodall (she/her)

๐Ÿ˜ 19 epic GoodGymmers met for our group run this evening - our last in the dark for a while ๐Ÿฅณ

๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธIn addition to that joyous news, we also had two heroes to celebrate - tonight was Abigail's 50th good deed, and Vicky recently did her 300th! Huge congratulations guys ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ In honour of National Ravioli Day, we named and numbered off whilst declaring our favourite pasta dish. There was a lot of love for lasagne along with the classic spag bol, macaroni cheese and spaghetti hoops on toast ๐Ÿž

๐ŸšธWe were returning to Park Grove Primary School this evening, to continue helping them with their wildlife area. Superhero Vicky met us there and gave us instructions. There was sawing, lopping, digging and transporting of various branches etc, alongside the careful vetting process of whether or not they were suitable den-building material ๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿซข At one point, Vicky was heard to say:

Iโ€™ve got a slimy wet stick between my legs

๐Ÿธ A certain crew were based around the pond, on frog/newt-watch. Neville and (Sidney?) newts were identified, along with their froggy pals, which was lovely. On our way out, a hedgehog was also spotted, which topped off our evening and gave us a feel-good boost for the work weโ€™ve been doing there ๐Ÿฆ”

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸƒIt was soon time for some meet and retreat-based fitness before heading back to base (or mostly the pub).

๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you everyone, brilliant work this evening.

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David Barrett
David Barrett signed up to a group run.

Mon 20th Mar at 6:15pm

Helping with Park Grove's wildlife area

Developing this lovely outdoor space for the children to enjoy and learn in

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David Barrett
David Barrett went on a group run

Mon 6th Mar at 6:15pm

๐ŸŒฑ Things that go clump in the night ๐ŸŒ

York Report written by Nicky Woodall (she/her)

โ„๏ธ 16 excellently hardy GoodGymmers met on a chilly Monday evening for another two-task session.

๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ We were thrilled to congratulate Abi on her incredible 500th good deed (501st tonight, technically) and hope that the cape managed to keep her warm!

๐Ÿšฒ Ed led a group punctually for a longer run, 4k each way to help York Greenways near Knavesmire Wood. Hereโ€™s what he had to say about it:

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ5 of us headed out from Priory Street and were joined by Carl en route before being greeted by Peter from York Greenways at the task.

๐ŸŒณ We each decided upon our tool of choice and got to work on sweeping or shovelling back the greenery that had grown over the top of the cycle path. Carl and Bec zoomed down the track focusing on quantity, whilst the rest of the guys with shovels were able to hang back removing the tougher clumps of grass that had broken through the path.

๐Ÿ’ช In fact Carl and Bec put in such a sterling effort that they thought the task was done when we still actually had about 10mins left, so swiftly got back to work!

๐Ÿฆท Meanwhile, the rest of us named, numbered and warmed up whilst discussing our childhood dream jobs (in honour of National Dentist Day, apparently). From Blue Peter presenter to archaeologist to fighter pilot, we discovered the ambitions that most of us had failed to meet, or have replaced with alternative achievements!

๐Ÿงญ Leanne and Laura led the run to Holgate Community Garden, navigating the ginnels to go via the Barrett house to collect the tools needed.

๐Ÿงน Weโ€™d been promised stiff brushes and these were supplied, along with rakes, to tackle the leaves stubbornly stuck to the basketball court and paths. Teams assembled around lights to get stuck in and clear different parts of the court. Alternative tools had to be sourced to address the broken glass that appeared but Laura was on it and dealt with it quickly and efficiently.

๐ŸŒฑOnce the basketball court was done, smaller tools were provided to start to tackle the grass growing around the play equipment. Leanne did a great job of demonstrating her climbing skills and flexibility on said play equipment whilst Steve spread his clumps everywhere. The remaining grass clumps were gathered and distributed and it was time for the group photo.

๐Ÿ“ธ The play equipment seemed a natural structure to pose with before some people snuck off pre-fitness to help take the tools back to the house of Barrett.

๐ŸŒ› Those who stayed for fitness were treated to a paired (and triangular) hill sprint joy, on the slopes around the garden. Oh, and it was a full moon, so that was a nice backdrop.

๐Ÿป It was soon time to head back to base for stretches before pub/home. And we could all breathe a sigh of relief that the rain/snow had held off for the evening.

๐Ÿ Thanks everyone, hope you warmed up quickly and hopefully see you soon. You can see what weโ€™ve got coming up here, including shed demolition on Saturday morning and race marshalling/social walk on Sunday.

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David Barrett signed up to a group run.

Mon 6th Mar at 6:15pm

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