Group run

Flyers Buzzing Around a Cow Pat

4 runners ran 5.9km to help the Send a Cow in Bath.

  • Sam Ollason
  • Max McDermott
  • Will
  • Phoebe Smith
Tuesday, 12th of November 2019
Led by Sam Ollason

It was an especially chilly autumnal evening and 4 GoodGym volunteers ran to Oldfield Park to deliver 800+ flyers for Send a Cow. The flyers advertised their charity places in the Bath Half next year and also a Christmas Carol concert they are hosting. We ran 6km and felt great (but tired!) after an evening in the fresh air!

We met at our usual spot outside the leisure centre. I gave an overview of the task ahead of us and the route we would be taking. Some of the runners hadn't been flyering with GoodGym before and were keen to get started, which was great to see!

Send a Cow are a charity based just outside of Bath and we have worked with them several times before. Tonight we were advertising their charity places in the Bath Half 2020. Entrants pay a reduced entrance fee and are expected to raise a small amount for the charity in return. The other half of the flyers advertised a free Christmas Carol concert in Bath Abbey on Thursday 12th December. Make sure to sign up and go along if you are free!

After a brisk warm-up we were on our way! After running through town we made it to Lower Oldfield Park. We split up into two teams to make sure we flyered each half of the street thoroughly and didn't accidentally double-deliver to a house. Some of the runners hadn't been to this part of Bath before so it was a good chance for them to expand their local geography.

We started on Lorne Road, moved onto Caledonian Road and then made our way over the railway bridge into the heart of Oldfield Park. After some hilly runs up and down roads like Herbert Road we were nearly all out of flyers! We delivered a few on the way back to the leisure centre and nearly depleted our stock. We took the few remaining leaflets home to hand out at our places of work.

Over 800 flyers by 4 people in just over an hour. Not bad for a Tuesday evening, but all in an evening's work for GoodGym Bath!


Thanks to the team at Send a Cow team for giving us this opportunity to get fit and do good, thanks to Will for carrying around the medical kit and thanks to all the runners who shunned an evening of television to come out and help their community!

Next week we are sweeping sand at a school in Lower Weston. This isn't one to miss, so make sure you sign up and join us!

Report written by Sam Ollason

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Sam Ollason
Bath Coordinator. I love helping people get fit and volunteer at the same time.

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