Monday 23rd October 2023
Samuel Tilley earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.
Samuel completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Samuel was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Sun 22nd Oct 2023 at 11:00am
GoodGym Barnet came to support a community day at the Tiny Forest situated just off the North circular. We gathered to do various activities, including litter, picking, carbon capture measurements and bulb planting, but more importantly, it was a chance to catch up and chat with our neighbours and friends. The highlight of the gathering was listening to a poem read by Annabel Borushek about the Tiny Forest that she had helped plant and look after over the last two years.
The tiny forest. By the side of a busy road. Sucking up carbon dioxide from our cars, helping to clean the world. That drought in July. Summoned by a message on my dad's phone. Some dying trees in a newly-born forest. Would we come help water them? So, we went. We saw neighbours, friends. Who had come to help Hands reached to buckets, buckets reached to water, Which blossomed Because of our tinyforest community Community is what helped us overcome that drought, Help those trees. And it is community that will help us solve climate change I know that one tiny forest won't change the world. But together - We can all help solve climate change
By Annabel Borushek, Age 12 ©
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Samuel Tilley has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Samuel is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Tue 17th Sep 2019 at 6:45pm
Eighteen goodgym runners gathered to run and do good but also in celebration of ten years of Goodgym! It’s grown from one mans idea to 15000 people looking to use their energies to help their local communities. We welcomed Samuel (possibly our youngest runner), Simon, Agnes (good luck with your Half marathon at Eden.. hopefully we helped!), and Justine. Give them a cheer! We numbered up and as is now traditional answered a simple question. This time a favoured restaurant or cafe ( Sorry I should have made notes so could you reply with your suggestion?.. they all sounded great!) Our group run was to Coldfall woods to help the friends by litter picking the recreational area. The walking group set off first lead by Fiona with the added task of distributing leaflets for Stephens House and Gardens. (A beautiful charity park with a great cafe)Then the runners set off with Damian on point and Sarah as the back marker(possibly her last as she moves abroad for work… give her a cheer!) We set off at a gentle pace and stayed together as a group. We ran through the streets and then the woods to stop at the recreational ground. We then used the flat open playing fields to do some speed work. Picking up pace for tens seconds, driving with the arms and legs and then relaxing into a normal pace for another ten seconds repeated until the end of the fields. We then gathered to meet Linda ( from the friends) who distributed pickers and bags to paired runners. It was a beautiful twilight evening to litter pick. We covered a large area and collected a good haul including a tea pot! Tea rrific! ( see evidence in photos for tea-rrible pun!) The walkers joined us and we warmed up with some aerobics ( No Good by The Prodigy) and then some static core work and lunges. We then headed home and after walking through the woods (very dark!) we split into two groups for the run home to the Pheonix. Hope you can make some of the community missions over the weekend.
Thanks for coming you were Tea rrific!
Wed 18th Sep 2019 at 11:28am
Dear Paul (and Damian) Thank you for welcoming Haringey on tour GGymers, in your #GG10 Year celebrations. I loved the Barnet BOOM Box, a great uplifting end. I so enjoyed your Jane Fonda style aerobics with your Enya meditiative or was it medicinal vibes (?)... come back to Earth close... and then party pace us back to base. We're all "young at heart". Happy Birthday Barnet #GG10. Nurjehan
Wed 18th Sep 2019 at 11:59am
Nice message Nurjehan. Well don everyone on this one, the photos are great! Paul - can't go wrong with a bit of The Prodigy!
Tue 17th Sep 2019 at 6:45pm
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