Iain Gibson

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Doing good since January 2022

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Iain Gibson went on a group run

Mon 19th Sep at 6:15pm

๐Ÿ‘ป Ghouls just wanna have fun ๐Ÿ‘ป

York Report written by Nicky Woodall

๐Ÿ‘‹ 15 brilliant GoodGymmers met for our weekly group run. We discussed some brilliant running (and other!) achievements over the weekend ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธIn honour of "The Queue", we discussed our favourite queue experiences whilst warming up. There were plenty of gigs and food and also some reminiscences back to school days ๐Ÿšธ

๐ŸšฆWe ran the short distance to the Cemetery (some of us taking a slightly less short route due to inconvenient road crossing points) and played a quick fitness game while we waited for Clive to arrive. (I quickly regretted allowing Stef to choose his own forfeit, after more press ups than I've done all year ๐Ÿคฏ)

๐ŸŒฟ We collected the tools and headed to tonight's patch to be cleared. After instruction in what to avoid, we set to work, lopping and chopping the many brambles and nettles we found. Stef and Mitch mostly talked about shared music interests and gigs, whilst Tay and Lucy looked up rude-sounding plant names ๐Ÿ™Š

๐Ÿ‘ป Within no time, we were due to finish our doing good to continue our getting fit. We did this in a style appropriate to the setting tonight, doing ALL the lunges (and plenty of burpees) to the Ghostbusters theme song. Oh, and Michal spotted a fox, which was cool ๐ŸฆŠ

๐ŸŒ† With the light fading fast, it was soon time to head back to base, navigating the road crossings more successfully this time. We stretched off and parted ways, to the back drop of the choir (and Tay's commentary of them) ๐ŸŽค

๐Ÿ™Œ Thanks for tonight everyone. Clive is keen to have us back one weekend soon so keep an eye out for that, and any other sessions you fancy joining in the meantime ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Iain Gibson signed up to a group run.

Mon 19th Sep at 6:15pm

Gardening in York Cemetery

Keep the cemetery lovely and tidy for visitors

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Iain Gibson
Iain Gibson went on a group run

Mon 12th Sep at 6:15pm

โ˜€๏ธ Ain't no pun-scythe when she's gone ๐Ÿ˜Ž

York Report written by Nicky Woodall

๐Ÿ™Œ 21 excellent GoodGymmers, undeterred from the recent rain shower met for our weekly group run, and were rewarded by no further rain for the evening ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘‹ We were thrilled to welcome Lizzy for her first GoodGym session. We hope you had fun and would love to see you again ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ‘‘ We were also delighted to welcome Ivo who founded GoodGym who visited us from London ๐Ÿ™๏ธ

๐Ÿฅณ There were celebrations aplenty for some brilliant efforts at the Vale of York half marathon on Sunday, which was Laura's first half, a PB for Ed and Nicky and excellently run by Vicky and David. Well done to everyone for getting back out on tired legs tonight ๐Ÿ…

๐Ÿซ We named, numbered and warmed up while discussing our favourite chocolate bars/snacks. From dark chocolate Bounties to salted caramel Twixes and the classic Milky Way, it was an enlightening (if not mouthwatering) experience ๐Ÿคค

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšถ It was then time to head off to Greenfields, with running, run-walking and cycling options. We were greeted with an introduction to the space and quickly split into four teams to get to work ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ“ Some people were lopping brambles while others were neatening up the compost piles. We also had a scything and raking team, giving Ivo his first experience of scything (maybe a new life skill to take back to London?!) ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ

โฐ Time flew with the fun that was had so it was time to finish up in no time. After gathering for the obligatory symmetrical(ish) photo, we said farewell to our run-walkers. Tonight's fitness session combined the cones of joy with (two different) dice of doom and some appropriate fitness music to create something that could be adapted to the soreness levels of the legs ๐Ÿ˜ด

๐Ÿคฉ After that, it was time to head back to base to stretch off, cool down and hear about all the exciting sessions we've got coming up, before heading to home or the pub ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ™ˆ Sorry for the poor pun tonight, my inspiration levels were low ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Iain Gibson
Iain Gibson signed up to a group run.

Mon 12th Sep at 6:15pm

Lots of jobs at Greenfields Garden

Making it a more pleasant environment for everyone who uses it

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Iain Gibson
Iain Gibson went on a group run

Mon 15th Aug at 6:15pm

Hard Rocks (behind the) Cafe

York Report written by Mitchell Scott

For tonight's task, our glorious leader Nicky was on a well deserved holiday, so it was up to Marvellous Mitch to lead the team.

We were tasked with moving a pile of heavy rocks and moving them from the cafe to a wildlife area. These will form the border to a new pond (dubbed the snake den, or herbatology zone according to Stef). Within no time, a human chain was set up and efficiently moving the heavy boulders. A few people were responsible for wheelbarrowing, and within no time the van was filled to move to the pond.

I think that's cheating - Leanne

There was also a small subset responsible for weeding and clearing up around the cafe. This should be a simple task, but apparently the group managed to remove a grate and 2 paving slabs.

If the cafe collapses tomorrow and kills dozens of people, blame Laura - Dom

Throughout the task, the menacing rumble of thunder could be heard. After the hard graft was completed, the heavens finally opened and released a heavy torrent of rain. After this drought, it was refreshing! However, to the disappointment (I assume) of everyone, we decided to skip the group exercise as working out in an open field surrounded by trees wasn't the best idea!

Nicky will be happy to hear we all arrived back in one piece (except Paul Kelly and Lucy who required plasters and wipes each).

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Iain Gibson
Iain Gibson signed up to a group run.

Mon 15th Aug at 6:15pm

Moving rocks and weeding at Rowntree Park

Supporting the development of the wildlife area

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Iain Gibson
Iain Gibson went on a group run

Mon 25th Jul at 6:15pm

๐ŸŽค Scythe up your life ๐ŸŽต

York Report written by Nicky Woodall

๐Ÿฅต 17 dedicated GoodGymmers met on a muggy Monday for our group run/walk tonight. Well, it started off muggy yesterday, until the rain broke that spell, but more on that later ๐Ÿง

๐Ÿค• We named and numbered by telling of our most embarrassing injury, in honour of Mitchโ€™s pasta-related saga. We heard many woeful stories and were pleased that everyone had pulled through and was here to tell the tale ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿฆž Ed led the run to meet Jonathan from St Nickโ€™s whilst Abi led a run-walk group in a pincer movement to ensure that we met in the middle. We split into groups with different jobs to do. There was dock-lopping, tarp (with piles of said dock)-dragging along the riverside and scything and raking nearer the allotments. After sharpening the scythes in a slightly terrifying manner, Jonathan led a scything demonstration to ensure good technique ๐ŸŒพ

๐Ÿ’ช I think itโ€™s fair to say that many people got a good workout doing their different jobs, and the dock-loppers were able to stay mostly dry, which they were pleased about. On that note, it rained. That drizzly type of rain that isnโ€™t actually very heavy but still gets you very wet. Many of us were jealous of Debsโ€™ hat and Lauraโ€™s waterproof โ€“ these seasoned GoodGymmers come prepared ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿฅถ On noticing Lucyโ€™s lips turning blue, we realised it was probably time for some fitness. Leanne helpfully pointed out that the attempt-to-stay-vaguely-dry-under-the-trees plan was making us wetter than being out in the open (due those pesky big rain drips) so we headed to the patch of grass by Millennium Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰

๐Ÿ’ƒ We were doing some strength exercises for running today, to build strength in our feet and legs and (hopefully) prevent injury. Despite comments that it resembled some 90โ€™s aerobics (minus the cheesy music), everyone got stuck in with aplomb and Nick even managed to co-ordinate his arms and legs by the end ๐Ÿ•บ

๐Ÿ™Œ Once we were all calf raised and Romanian dead-lifted to the max, we ran back to base, co-ordinating nicely with the run-walk groups. We stretched off and parted ways to dry off and warm up. Thanks everyone, good work, especially in the non-optimal weather conditions โ˜”

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Mon 25th Jul at 6:15pm

Heavy lifting/dragging for St Nick's

It will help to improve our environment.

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Iain Gibson completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. ๐ŸŽ‰

Saturday 18th June

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Iain Gibson completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym.

Iain is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

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Iain Gibson went on a community mission

Sat 18th Jun at 10:30am

๐Ÿ˜ณ The (Good)Gym reaper ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

York Report written by Nicky Woodall

๐ŸŒบ Nine GoodGymmers met at Rowntree Park after parkrun/breakfast/extra running/a lie in respectively ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ โ˜•๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ด

๐Ÿฅ A controversial trip to the cafe (which may or may not ever be forgotten) ensued while others gathered with the other volunteers to hear about the tasks that needed doing ๐Ÿ‘Œ

๐ŸŒณ Iain was keen to get stuck in with the scything, hence the attempt at a grim reaper pun. Paul started off raking before deciding to join the rest of us in the cooler (in both senses ๐Ÿ˜Ž) task of laying woodchip in the woodland area. This involved a team of shovellers, a team of running/walking barrowers and head raker James ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ™Œ The big pile of woodchip diminished pretty quickly and was effectively distributed. Meanwhile, Iain had done a great job with the scything ๐Ÿ’ช

Thanks everyone ๐Ÿ˜

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Max

Sun 19th Jun at 9:45am

I know what you're all thinking so for the record, I was not part of team cafe!

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