Sun 15th Oct at 8:00am
14 brilliant GoodGymmers, accompanied by a brilliant dog and child, took on our annual task of running the mile 3 water station for the Yorkshire marathon and 10 mile race.
It’s always a lovely day and this was no exception. The sun was shining, though the temperature was a tad chilly.
We gathered bright and early and started unscrewing the lids of MANY bottles of water. Some people had special (mostly gardening) gloves, whilst others were lucky enough to use a special tool (until it got broken...) Either way, many bottles were opened, and blisters gained in the process.
It was soon time for the race to commence so we looked keenly for the first participant, with various people vying to be the one to give out the first bottle.
With a blurry flurry of runners, that was the marathon done. It was then time to get ready for the 10- mile race. Time for more bottle cap- unscrewing (and more blisters) before the next team ran through.
We were thrilled to spot some GGs in both the marathon and 10-mile races and gave them some extra-loud cheers (along with cheering everyone else of course).
A similar battle ensued as to who could give the last bottle out and with that accomplished, it was time to pack up and head to the Govers' for some much-needed warmth, tea and cake.
Thank you everyone, and a huge well done to all the runners too - what a bunch of heroes!
Monday 7th August
Paul Cawood done a 6 month mission streak.
Paul just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Paul a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
Sun 6th Aug at 8:15am
With weather looking fair 9 GGers arrived in plenty of time to set up , grab a coffee and catch up before the 4000 or so runners were due to pass through our beautiful city and the first of the water stations on the popular York 10k.
With the first steady stream of speedy runners racing through it soon became a rush of people with all of us just about managing to ensure that no-one had to slow down as they collected their water whilst we shouted encouragement.
Eventually everyone had passed through and the well oiled machine soon had it looking as though nothing had ever happened.
Sun 16th Apr at 10:00am
Six smiley GG Yorkies turned up on a sunny Sunday morning to dig bramble roots.
The next phase of the Holgate Community Orchard and Apiary is to clear a previously very overgrown plot to make space for plants and bees. Instead of an apiary with honey producing hives the new plan is to create a 'free hive' for wild bees to find and make their homes. But first, we needed to dig over the ground where we'd previously cut back brambles to prepare the ground for planting. Bee friendly plants will be planted in the space at a later date, ready to signal to the bees that they are welcome to make their home there.
We started with the ashes of the bonfire we'd made on our previous task - removing debris, bramble roots and digging over the first corner of the plot.
There's a lot of digging to be done, so we'll be back for regular Sunday morning sessions over the coming months.