Mon 4th Jul at 6:15pm
Ok I was unsure whether to proceed with this dodgy pun but it perfectly describes how prickled and hayfever riddled I am after tonight's group run!
Another blue sky Monday for another brilliant weeding session at Newcastle Eagles and the three GoodGym disciplines represented with Charlotte cycling, Aimee and me walking and everyone else running.
We were back in our favourite patch battling the (very scratchy!) weeds as we work through a patch at the front of the arena to keep it looking tidy. We got straight into it tonight picking up tools and hacking away at the weeds. Check out how professional Charlotte looked tonight!
Max regaled us with tales of his jobs in a garden centre and in Greggs where they have a bouncer on the door after 10pm. The things you learn at GoodGym! He also filled us in on his least favourite plant which thankfully he was not faced with tonight.
I have to give special kudos to Andy who has attended all of these super squatting weeding sessions so far- that is proper commitment.
Time flew by before it was time to pack away and finish the last job of moving some fencing from the front of the arena. Paul made this look much easier than it was.
Well done everyone! I'm off to take another antihisthamine.
Tue 7th Jun at 6:15pm
The sun always shines on Newcastle Eagles arena!
(From experience we know this isn't 100% accurate but it was nice again last night!)
Another great task for us from Neil- task owner and GoodGymer extraordinaire! Last night, Louise and Andy ran, I walked and Neil and Aimee met at the task. We just needed a cyclist to complete the set! We have been working on weeding a small patch of the gardens for the last three visits and its equally back-breaking and rewarding seeing the progress we make. Neil also used the time to catch up on his grass cutting which needed to be done after his week off work.
Aimee arrived a little later tonight at which time we were already stuck in to the task and feeling like we had done 200 squats. Aimee's arrival obviously stunned and delighted a bee who decided to sting her to say hello. I am pleased to report both Aimee and the bee are doing well.
We are back to work on this more in July, but this weekend there is another double Urban Green to get stuck into! Join us at 10am at Nunsmoor Park on Saturday, or Iris Brickfield Park on Sunday.
Tue 10th May at 6:15pm
After over four years its still a buzz to get a newbie and tonight we said a big hello to Matt who joined us for the very first time.
Andy was the only runner tonight, with a walking trio, Charlotte cycling and task owner and GoodGymer Neil meeting at the task.
On a gloriously sunny evening we returned to Newcastle Eagles to continue weeding a stretch of the community gardens, and tonight we doubled up with a group of young cadets who were already getting stuck in when we arrived. After two sessions of this and what feels like a million squats, it does start to feel like (and look like!) we are making progress in this patch now.
With three bags filled in just over 40 minutes, we helped Neil to bin the weeds and take the tools back to the store before heading back to our base.
Another good weed ticked off.