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5 Month Streak
Tue 5th Sep at 6:15pm
10 GoodGymers enjoyed a short run, walk and cycle, in this September heatwave, to Charter house. We welcomed back Dani and welcomed Chloe and Dale on their first deeds, great to meet you both. We also congratulated the superstar that is Laura on her 300th good deed 🎖️
We have really enjoyed doing our monthly slot at Charter house as every time they have had a different task for us to complete, keeping it varied and interesting. This week we met Gianni and his dog Bonnie and our task was to clear a pathway for cyclists taking part in Cov's big bike ride. With a trolley full of tools to choose from we each grabbed one each and set to work, taking it in turns to throw the ball to Bonnie in between.
We raked, swept stones and pulled weeds, working swiftly to make a nice even pathway for the riders to enter the beautiful Charter House gardens. With Dani thirsty for a bit more of a work out Lil and Laura came up with a fitness session plan of uphill pyramids. We said our goodbyes to Deb who was cycling home and Laura P, Louise and Joe set off on their walk back to base then started our uphill pyramids. It was good fun with both Dale and Dani showing us their competitive sides!
Once we were finished we made our way to CBGC and just caught up with Laura and Louise as Joe had left to go home. After cooling down a few of us went for a wee drink to toast Laura’s 300 and present her with a card and a cake made by Deb.
Fab session guys!
Tue 5th Sep at 6:15pm
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Tue 22nd Aug at 6:15pm
This week, eight Goodgymers ran, walked and cycled to Naul's Mill Park just outside Coventry city centre to support the Friends of Naul's Mill Park. Our task was to prune back all of the overgrown shrubs and trees covering some steps down to the newly restored pond, so that it is welcoming and accessible for park users. There was an event in the park at the weekend so a little litter pick (say that quickly!) was also needed.
We set to work with secateurs, a broom, rake and those big plastic grabby hands that Goodgymers love, and made light work of opening up the path to let more light through and ensure that it is welcoming and accesible to all park users. It also gives a much better view of the swan family enjoying their new pond. After tidying up, the runners made our way back to our start point via the Naul's Mill Linear Park, tried out the climbing wall and did a few continuous speed reps to get the legs and heart going!
Tue 8th Aug at 6:15pm
This week, 9 Goodgym members made their way over to Foleshill Social Supermarket to help them keep on top of their green space.
The pressure was on this week, as Lil rather foolishly promised sunshine for the session tonight! As people prepared for their session, grabbed their red tops and pondered how many layers to wear, the rain was still falling and skies certainly didn't look promising. Luckily, Coventry goodgym are a hardy bunch, and not put off by the British summer.
This week, we welcomed Dani to our group sessions. A big welcome to you, Dani, and we look forward to seeing you at future sessions.
After our welcomes and warm up, we set off on our run up the centre which is one of our longer distances and a few sneaky hills in the way. Everyone dug in, with Laura expertly back marking and everyone looping back to keep the group going and motivated. Perfect training for some of our members who have Coventry Half Marathon in the diary.
In just 35 minutes, we managed to fill 4 crates with pesky weeds, with just a couple of giant thistles left (we'll leave those for the bees!) Top work everyone! It was soon time to pack up with just time to take a photo by the recently painted mural.
Just as we left, the sun began to shine and we headed back down into the city centre and chatted all things goodgym.
Well done everyone!