Group run

A Sticky Situation

20 runners ran 3.0km to help their local community in Bristol.

  • Christopher Lewis
  • Pru Comben
  • Kevin Nugent
  • Nick Baker
  • Chris Bennett
  • Paul Becker
  • Bristol runner
  • Ted Spilsbury
  • Bristol runner
  • Sioned Haughton
  • Bristol runner
  • Alice Whale
  • Gareth Price
  • Emily C
  • Matthew Wrench
  • Sophie Myers
  • Paul (Plymouth)
  • Bristol runner
  • Marie
  • Bristol runner
Tuesday, 14th of June 2016
Led by Melanie Young

20 amazing people met up at Vivo Gym on Tuesday to run to a small patch of ground in Bedminster that needed a GoodGym blitz!

We'd been having intermittent showers throughout the day but luckily the rain held off for our run. We gathered in a circle just outside the gym and did our usual introductions - a massive welcome to our newest runners Marie and Paul. Paul, along with ex-Bristol GoodGymer Gareth are very close to getting a Plymouth branch set up - I forsee lots of great runs with them in the future!

It was an easy run over to the gardens, where I thought it was going to be a tiny patch of ground with space for only a few people, but it transpired that there was a lot more to do, so sadly the plan of splitting in to three groups to not just garden but also run around a bit more didn't come to pass.

The gang got well and truly stuck in and cleared about 12 brown sacks of weeds (and perhaps a few non weeds snuck in there too). They also planted a few little bushes and made the unloved space a lot more attractive and ready for more plants - GOOD WORK TEAM!

Chris led a slightly longer run back for those who wanted it (most people) and I led a shorter run (but still longer than the run there) and we did a little glute strengthening work in Queen Square until we were joined by the other runners.

After a good stretch (right down to the toes!) I made what I hope was an empassioned plea for help in a few weeks with Easton Community Garden's restoration after a fire and Chris reminded people about the cycle ride on Saturday down to the community farm in Chew Magna. I forgot to mention the GoodGym Social where we've got a lot of amazing things to celebrate, so do come along to that if you can make it!

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