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Ethan Hunt
Super Saturday
Walk Leader
Community Cape
Yule Log
Mission Possible
Badger Badge
Starter's pistol
Florence Kiplagat
Haile Gebrselassie
Coach Runner
Coach Intro
Race Team
Black T-Shirt
Mo Farah
Mission accomplished
Coach Verified
On a roll
Finding your feet
Tirunesh Dibaba
Hat Doffer
Easy 10
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Langham 10k, 5k and Junior 2k Fun Run
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📍Langham Community Centre, School Road, CO4 5PA

"a magnificent event each year"

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Tav (he/him) went on a group run

Wed 20th Sep at 6:45pm

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Tav (he/him)

Wed 20th Sep at 2:03pm

Unfortunately due to lack of numbers and availability of Goodgymers we will need to cancel tonight and re-list the task at another date.

Tav (he/him) went to a social

Sat 16th Sep at 11:00am

A 7 year journey...some reflections

Colchester Report written by Tav (he/him)

Seven years ago I went along to this thing called Goodgym to see what it was all about...I liked it, the people were interesting and humble and that evening we made a big impact on a local churchyard. As a participant I got to know my town better, I got to know the skills and enthusiasm people brought to Goodgym not to mention the improvements to my physical and mental health.

In 2016 I was coming towards the end of a BA in Social Work. I was supported by my family but nevertheless it was time when I had to complete 170 days of unpaid placements in a stressful job. It was and still is a job that make you appreciate the charities that Goodgym support. It is those charities that help glue together what is a depleted health and social care system.

But this is a celebration and Goodgym to me is like a weekly Pride or a peaceful protest in its beautiful simplicity and the way it stands as a role model. I have been thinking about the highlights but I think this report would be too long. Here's a summary:

  • new friends (and love)
  • painting rooms
  • digging allotments
  • planting bulbs
  • wrapping presents
  • singing Christmas Carols
  • running races
  • marshaling Parkrun
  • coach running
  • supporting refugees
  • going to Shindigs
  • Goodgym Games/Olympics

I could go on but fast-forward to Goodgym today and it has grown in strength and what it stands for. There is a strong environmental drive, a proven improvement in members health and a national weekly measurable impact.

The next chapter is still to be written. Colchester became a city and the role of charities has increased in necessity. Our city has become an vibrant contrast...a new restaurant and cafe vibe, theatre, arts and music shining through but homelessness and poverty also still rising. Colchester has many socially and environmentally conscious people but a sense disconnect and difference also exists.

I hope Goodgym can grow and keep being useful.

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Charlotte Proud
Tav (he/him) signed up to a group run.

Wed 27th Sep at 6:45pm

Gardening Task! Nayland Lodge, Mile End

It will give our residents and local community a chance to grow their own fruit and veg

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Charlotte ProudEm Donnachie
Tav (he/him) went on a group run

Wed 13th Sep at 6:45pm

All the litter...

Colchester Report written by Tav (he/him)

All the litter So much litter We all go bin bag in hand Litter picker in hand through their parklife! (Think Blur)

Firstly, well done to Frazer for a 1.47hour Great North Run. Boom.

Secondly, thank you to the weather for being a bit more September-like!

The four of us completed a litter circuit through the Dutch Quarter and Castle Park finding socks, a slipper, vapes, a nappy, beer bottles, cider cans and food packets galore...most of it a short distance from a bin!!

Until next time - over and out from Good Colchester.

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Charlotte ProudHelenFrazerSevanKashHarvey Gallagher