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Tue 13th Feb at 6:20pm
We are lucky that we have a lot of opportunities on our doorstep that delightfully include runners having a fun 4.5 km run around the flat and ever-changing harbourside. Especially so when the rain is, again, causing bits of Bristol to disappear under puddles masquerading as lakes.
The walkers made short shrift of the journey to Redcliffe Hill, carrying the lights, litter pickers, bags and hand tools, ready for action and even remembering to take a "before" photo.
Gloves were donned, lights positioned, cameras at the ready and ACTION as the top layer of litter was cleared, the surface dead bindweed attached to live roots was bundled and the revealed second layer of rubbish cleared. And the rain had stopped!
The runners arrived with a sprint finish and squelchy trainers to attack the area from the far side which was less mess so they soon reappeared through the shrubbery.
Big plants hanging over the pavement were cut back and five bags were soon full, just as it started raining and everyone headed back to Workout for the speed dating (unintentionally) and on to the Brewhouse for a nice pot of tea that they may or may not serve after 5.
Tue 6th Feb at 6:20pm
6 runners and 5 walkers mainly swam to The Southville Centre on a very soggy, dark and dreary night, even the Bristol Light Festival rarely pierced the gloom, but did that stop us!?...
Well, after arriving, Ru the Receptionist (not related to Rue the Day) showed us the kids' play deck that needed deconstructing, and the notes included a request to sweep and weed outdoors. 11 hardy GoodGymmers bravely volunteered to remain indoors while Caroline, Marianne and report-writer Vaguely Northern Darren had the easy job of sweeping and weeding in the glorious evening sky full of hydrating rainfall!
The indoors people did as much as they could with the most mis-matched set of Allen keys they could find, and what looked like a child's screwdriver set from the 1980's. 'We did as much as we could with the time available, and at least no one had to go to A&E' were the words I think summed up the night and I wonder if Dave has returned with his 'proper toolbox' to finish the job?
We polished off the night by drying out at a local vegetarian Chinese restaurant for February's GoodGym Eats, arranged by Alice this time now Clo has moved a bit further away.. And we'd turned up soaking wet last time we were there, too!
Tuesday 6th February
Ed Newman completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym.
Ed has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.
Tue 6th Feb at 6:20pm
The Car Park and front of the centre will be looking much betterRead more
Tue 23rd Jan at 6:20pm
Comparing injuries seems to have become a thing at GoodGym Bristol, rather than people confidentially letting Melanie know - easy life!
The runners set off for a harbour loop, unsure if the wind would be up, down or across the harbour whilst the walkers crossed the bridge to the communal Redcliff Backs flowerbed, recycling station and bin store (or "rubbish not in bin" store as it seemed to have become.
Trowels and forks plus a litterpicker and some loppers were ideal tools along with gloves to get going on the actual litter, leaf litter and weeds. The cunningly sloped flowerbed makes it a great core workout as you try not to slide down!
Frances was working out what was and what wasn't a weed (hopefully) when the runners arrived, adding and extra 30 metres or so to make Darren's watch record a full 5K.
A quick Athletic Brewing Company alcohol-free beer break followed with the weather having been good at the task - tucked away out of the howling wind with nothing blowing around for us to catch.
Back to Queen Square and Workout with a new game of Top Trumps of Bristol GoodGym cats and kittens. Totally Normal.
Wed 24th Jan at 4:12pm
Wed 24th Jan at 5:31pm
Quicky deregisters from future projects given new warm up routine!
Wed 24th Jan at 8:22pm
https://www.facebook.com/share/v/8dYjy7VMLpJrVDyA/ you need a bunch of friends to smack your hips into.. boom boom boom! (This was the relevance to the painful hips when you were comparing them, clearly it had been an over-enthusiastic round of 'alice the camel'
Thu 25th Jan at 9:21am
Thanks, I shall have to try this again sometime 🤔
Tue 9th Jan at 6:20pm
It was lovely to have Lucy join is from Newcastle for the second time, and she's obviously a big draw as she backmarked the walking group of nine GoodGymmers - thanks, Lucy! That left the Richards as the run group - B leading and G backmarking with much debate about the running route (shortest route won, not sure which is the shortest Richard).
The British Heart Foundation staff were ready and waiting for us with a few tasks lugging stuff around but mainly hanging clothing donations from bags which were taking over a stock room.
Many quality finds were made (with photographic evidence and Frances celebrated her 50th good deed by searching for bare bottoms which turned out to be bear bottoms of kids PJs. Marianne showed she was down with the kids by identifying Bluey on a set of PJs, apparently a very well-thought-of kids' programme - news to us.
Richard B found the do(d)giest item, from which he tried to distance himself, It's Christmas Doggy-Style fancy dress for a small dog.
Chloe didn't know her own strength as a hanger broke apart in her hands (honest!) and Phill, Jason and Lucy rose to the challenge of needing some strong people to move items from downstairs to somewhere else. They even found us again in the warren that is the upper two floors of the store - very impressive.
With agreement to carry on next week and other tasks needing our attention in the store, we're already looking forward to being out of the cold next week, and enjoying more chat during the run/walk/task/workout afterwards.
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Tue 19th Dec 2023 at 8:00pm
Thanks for coming along to the Christmas pizza (and salad/crisps) a couple of weeks ago.
The food was on GG Bristol but if you'd like to tip the Club Haus team, they're able to take cash whenever you're next in - they couldn't take just a tip on the card machine so it all got a bit difficult on the night. So, up to you now we're back!
Saturday 9th December 2023
Ed Newman earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.
Ed completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Ed was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.