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Lucy Thomas went on a group run

Mon 19th Feb at 6:45pm

Hedge Fun Managers

Islington Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

We almost had our first Goodgym group run starting in daylight!

Area Activator Simon met with a top crew of Goodgym Islington runners (including first timer Lucia- welcome!) for another smashing trip to Thornhill Square Gardens, near Caledonian Road. After a swift series of dynamic warm up exercises, we ran together around Holloway Road, up McKenzie Road and down to Thornhill Square.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Anna, the local resident gardening expert, who had been busy setting up a special task for us. After receiving a grant from Rural England, the gardening team have set to a project of building hedgerows around the flower beds in wonderful green space. A boost for the nature population in the surrounding area. First task was to create a trench around the beds, to allow the hedge rows to be planted. Then our team mixed up the remaining soil and added grit and fertiliser to the newly channeled holes, before planting the hedgerows. We wanted to make sure these new plants are prepared to grow big and strong over the springtime.

We gathered our tools together (wheelbarrows, spades, shovels, forks) at the end of the evening, and brought them to the community shed first. Anna alerted us to the fact that the daffodils planted by Goodgym Islington are starting to bloom! Congratulations everyone!


Goodgym Islington News


Achilles International VI Guide Running Sessions- Emirates Stadium

Thursday 22nd February, 6pm, Maida Vale Underground station

Every Thursday, the all abilities sports charity Achilles International holds a group run session at a London location. This week, we will be meeting up at Arsenal tube station, ready to run around Emirates Stadium. Open to runners and guides of all abilities! Follow the link to get involved:

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/come-and-guide-run-with-achilles-international-paddington-rec-track-2c8faed1-c8bb-487f-9341-3a62ac847ff3

Next week, we will be trying out a new run location for the first time- Stratford Olympic Park. And we would be thrilled if you were to join us on Thursday 29th February:

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/come-and-guide-run-with-achilles-international-emirates-stadium-79d1f4dc-d526-41dc-867e-d627bacc8adf


ON Running and JENKI run club- Thursday morning matcha runs!

Thursday 22nd February, 7am, ON Running Spitalfields, Brushfield Street

Area Activator Simon has set up a series of morning runs, hosted on Thursday mornings at the new ON Running store in Spitalfields market.

A social 5km before work, with the option to take out a pair of ON Running shoes for a test spin. Followed by hot drinks provided by the team at JENKI, Brushfield Street.

Next run is on Thursday 22nd February:

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/jenki-matcha-with-on-running-spitalfields-group-06ebe096-ebd6-40cb-a0aa-79f77834f470


Penn Road Gardens Volunteer Open Day

Sunday 25th February, 10am - midday, Penn Road Gardens

Every last Sunday of the month, the residents of Penn Road invite keen volunteers to help with maintaining this lovely community spot just off Holloway Road.

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/penn-road-gardens-open-morning-february-51e9d571-1d83-47ee-a2f5-09499ef9d816


Slow Ways and Goodgym Islington Social

Monday 4th March, 6.45pm onwards, Arsenal Community Hub

For our first group run of March, we will be reviewing a running route for the Slow Ways mapping network, starting in Highbury and Islington, and finishing in Wood Green. Great social running times!

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/group-run-slow-ways-route-review-highbury-and-islington-to-wood-green

And afterwards, we are planning on visiting Ezra's Cafe in Wood Green for refreshments, food and chat

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/post-group-run-social-ezra-s-kitchen

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Compton Terrace Gardens Open Volunteer Morning

Saturday 9th March, 10am - midday, Union Chapel, Islington

A friendly gardening group started to look after the park about 10 years ago. We are always looking for more help - with planting, mulching, pruning, and all the other things a garden needs.

Everyone welcome, no special skills needed! Lots of fresh air and a nice chance to meet local people.

A smashing community mission for those partaking in Highbury Fields or Finsbury parkrun on a Saturday morning!

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/compton-terrace-gardens-volunteer-open-morning-march-09fce343-68ae-4145-9c0c-35f3ac1e345b

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Lucy Thomas
Lucy Thomas signed up to a group run.

Mon 19th Feb at 6:45pm

GROUP RUN- Thornhill Square Gardens

Joining the lovely resident gardeners at Thornhill Square Gardens for an evening of composting, watering and maintenance

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Mon 29th Jan at 8:45pm

Post Group Run Social- Memsaab Islington- Happy January!

Delicious Indian Cuisine after our group run to Market Road Gardens

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Lucy Thomas cheered by other people 25 times. 😎

Monday 22nd January

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Lucy Thomas cheered by other people 25 times.

Lucy is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Lucy has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

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Lucy Thomas went on a group run

Mon 22nd Jan at 6:45pm

Keep PALM and Carry On

Islington Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

On a really blustery evening, Dan and Area Activator Simon met up at the Arsenal Community Hub for our Monday group run to The ARC Centre, Angel. After a dynamic warm up, we ran together to Highbury Fields, past Union Chapel, down St Mary's Church pathway and to the Packington Estate.

Upon our arrival, we met with Lucy outside the ARC centre coffee bar (open for yoga classes). This awesome community hub frequently helps out with green maintenance projects in Riverside Gardens, Union Square and along the Regent's Canal towpath. Our plan was to clear as much litter and discarded waste as possible from these three locations, using litter pickers, sturdy gloves and waste bags, especially after a night of powerful winds across London.

We began along the entrance of The ARC centre, and then walked to Regent's Canal to continue our task. Over the course of 40 minutes, we walked back to the two local parks, and filled 5 bags of rubbish within that time- super impressive! We completed our task alongside a huge palm tree in Packington Gardens, a wonderfully unexpected thing to see on a De Beauvoir estate! Well done everyone.


Goodgym Islington News


ON Running and JENKI run club- Thursday morning matcha runs!

Every Thursday, 7am, ON Running Spitalfields, Brushfield Street

Area Activator Simon has set up a series of morning runs, hosted every Thursday morning at the new ON Running store in Spitalfields market.

A social 5km before work, with the option to take out a pair of ON Running shoes for a test spin. Followed by complimentary matcha and hot drinks provided by the team at JENKI, Brushfield Street.

Next run is on Thursday 25th January:

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/jenki-matcha-with-on-running-spitalfields-group-run-january-specials-41f49c5f-7a69-4755-9151-ffb3f345db95


Achilles International VI Guide Running Sessions- Paddington Rec Track

Thursday 25th January, 6pm, Maida Vale Underground station

Every Thursday, the all abilities sports charity Achilles International holds a group run session at a London location. This week, we will be meeting up at Maida Vale tube station, ready to run around Paddington Rec Track. Open to runners and guides of all abilities! Follow the link to get involved:

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/come-and-guide-run-with-achilles-international-paddington-rec-track-95a0b678-0b9b-4091-9870-fdffcbd1d4b1


The Garden Classroom- Weekly Volunteer Mornings in Islington Parks!

Various parks and gardens on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

The Garden Classroom has started multiple weekly open garden mornings in Newington Green, Market Road and Hillside Park (near Caxton House). Set up by trained horticulture specialists and open to all!

Newington Green Next Wednesday- 10am - midday

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/the-garden-classroom-newington-green-volunteer-morning-e9421764-2e16-4c79-a19c-0702a25de0ca

Hillside Gardens, Caxton House Next Thursday- 10am - midday

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/the-garden-classroom-hillside-park-volunteer-morning-cf14e1dc-e9b9-4943-a6fc-fa5fba74a36c

Market Road Gardens Next Friday- 10am - midday

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/the-garden-classroom-market-road-gardens-volunteer-morning-eea8bc02-8631-4f01-9b8e-138f73ea855e


Penn Road Gardens Volunteer Open Day- January

Sunday 28th January, 10am - midday, Penn Road Gardens

Every last Sunday of the month, the residents of Penn Road invite keen volunteers to help with maintaining this lovely community spot just off Holloway Road.

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/penn-road-gardens-open-morning-january-33cdd11c-0283-4d15-bb2f-d2845b03fb74

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Post Group Run Social- Happy January!

Monday 29th January, 8.45pm, Memsaab Islington

Following our final group run of the January Challenge, and Frannie from Octopus Community Network's last Goodgym task, we are planning on visiting Memsaab Indian restaurant for delicious curry and refreshments!

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/post-group-run-social-memsaab-islington-happy-january

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Lucy Thomas completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. 🎉

Monday 11th December 2023

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Lucy Thomas completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym.

Lucy has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

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Lucy Thomas went on a group run

Mon 11th Dec 2023 at 6:45pm

Stop horse-ing around, We are moth-ly done!

Islington Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

After getting through one of the coldest weeks of the year to date, 6 intrepid Goodgymmers were treated to a beautifully mild Winter's evening for our Monday night group run. This week, we had planned to help the team at Thornhill Square Gardens, just off Caledonian Road prepare there residential green space for spring time.

Simon, Kim, Caitlin and Dan caught up at the Arsenal Community Hub (a buzz of activity from local groups enjoying Christmas parties) before engaging in a warm up on the Emirates Stadium slopes. From here, we ran approximately 1.5 miles (3 mile / 5km round trip) to Thornhill Square Gardens. But not before passing one of the brightest houses in Islington!. One of the residents of Mackenzie Road had really gone all in on the Xmas decorations, and good for them!!!

Upon our arrival at Thornhill Square Gardens, we met with the wonderful Anna McKane, who set us a variety of tasks for the night. Emily and Lucy were already busy with raking up horse chestnut leaves- keeping invasive leaf mining moths from burrowing into the delicate trees. Gathering up the foliage for green waste collection also keeps the paths clear and safe for other park users (including adorable pups like Darcy!). The rest of our crew helped with shoveling mulch into wheelbarrows, and spreading the contents across as many flower beds as possible across the gardens.

We closed out the evening by gathering up all of our tools, returning them to the main shed and taking a team photo together. A huge job, well done. Great work everyone!


Goodgym Islington News


The Garden Classroom- Weekly Volunteer Mornings in Islington Parks!

Various parks and gardens on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

The Garden Classroom has started multiple weekly open garden mornings in Newington Green, Market Road and Hillside Park (near Caxton House). Set up by trained horticulture specialists and open to all!

Newington Green Next Wednesday- 10am - midday

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/the-garden-classroom-newington-green-volunteer-morning-f942ae28-b3bf-414a-9cec-b4c38fee1644

Hillside Gardens, Caxton House Next Thursday- 10am - midday

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/the-garden-classroom-hillside-park-volunteer-morning-37e4940a-a9f3-4956-a4df-d27b051b7d0b

Market Road Gardens Next Friday- 10am - midday

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/the-garden-classroom-market-road-gardens-volunteer-morning-fcaf840b-4f44-4912-a9a5-119a1c1bf580

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GoodGym London - Christmas Social Celebrate the festive season with other GoodGymmers

Thursday 14th December, 18.30 onwards, The Rocket, Euston

It's the festive edition of monthly drinks in London. Come and meet other GoodGymers and toast each others achievements.

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-london-christmas-social?legacy=true

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Friends of Canonbury Square- Volunteer Morning (December Xmas Special!)

Saturday 16th December, 10am, Canonbury Square Gardens

Lending a hand with this beautiful neighbourhood maintained garden in Islington, a perfect post-parkrun task! This will be the December Xmas special too, so come and enjoy some festivities!

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/friends-of-canonbury-square-volunteer-morning-december-xmas-special

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Goodgym Islington’s Final Group Run and Social of 2024!

Monday 18th December, 6.45pm, Arsenal Community Hub

On the last group run of the year, Area Activator Simon will be leading a festive run to just a few of Islington's 121 green spaces (as listed by The Garden Classroom). Our objective is to try and record a visit to each one by the end of the January challenge!

And afterwards, we are going to enjoy a social visit to Non Vietnamese, Holloway Road for delicious soup, noodles and refreshments!

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/group-run-christmas-tour-of-islington

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/post-group-run-social-december-non-vietnamese-islington

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Achilles International VI Guide Running Sessions- Emirates Stadium

Thursday 21st December, 6pm, Arsenal Underground station

Every Thursday, the all abilities sports charity Achilles International holds a group run session at a London location. This week, we will be meeting up at Arsenal tube station, ready to run around the Emirates Stadium concourse. Open to runners and guides of all abilities! Follow the link to find out more:

https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/come-and-guide-run-with-achilles-international-emirates-stadium-f4966344-a290-4568-8275-9ccdc8ea3dbc

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Dan DunnHarvey Gallagher
Lucy Thomas
Lucy Thomas signed up to a group run.

Mon 11th Dec 2023 at 6:45pm

GROUP RUN- Thornhill Square Gardens

Joining the lovely resident gardeners at Thornhill Square Gardens for an evening of composting, watering and maintenance

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Lucy Thomas
Lucy Thomas went on a group run

Wed 6th Dec 2023 at 6:30pm

Snip sniping in Wilton

Hackney Report written by Joel Wiles

5 brilliant GoodGymers ran their way to Wilton Estate community garden to cut back all the rose bushes for the year ready for a blooming 2024!

Bit dark, bit chilly but no bother fir the GG crew this evening! Dan and Lucy joined me fir a loop of zlondon Fields befire we headed off to the great Wilton Estate community Garden where we met up with Louise and Anne.

Ulus from the garden was ready with the tools and we got going! Cutting back all the rose bushes which form the perimeter of the gardens. Ulus told us that all the rose bushes are off shoots from a single rose bush which was planted 80 years ago from one of the estates original tenants.

We pilled the cutting up high and barrowed them into a big pile ready to compost.

60 minutes of constant action and we were compete with all the bushes cut back creating more light for the ground floor residents into their flats and the rose bushes primed for blooming good 2024!!

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