Group run

Chairity begins at St Edwards!

29 GoodGymers made their way 7.0km to help the Forget-me-not Cafe and gardening club in Cardiff.

  • Michael
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Su Fernandez
  • Martin Graff
  • Cardiff runner
  • Maya Broadbank
  • David McCullough
  • Cardiff runner
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Cardiff runner
  • Mathew
  • .
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Imy Hopkins
  • Mike
  • Meg Jackson
  • Cardiff runner
  • Sophie Hastings
  • Cardiff runner
  • Llion Wigley
  • Catherine Hughes
  • Danny Webb
  • Jayne Smith
  • Marie Angeltveit
  • Cardiff runner
  • Meghan
  • James McKeon
Tuesday, 12th of November 2019
Led by Benjamin Annear

Did you know that GoodGym is more talked about than the general election? ............ Talked about by me anyway! And I was especially chatty about GoodGym this week as we got to help the wonderful Charity called 'Forget-Me-Not!'

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good. It really is amazing how much we've grown and flourished over the past two and a half years into a club that welcomes individuals of all abilities. Over the past couple of months we have consistently had high numbers, between 25-30 runners every week, and this is testament to how fun each and every run is, and why we ABSOLUTELY LOVE to come to GoodGym every week... Anyway, now onto tonight!

As soon as the city hall's clock struck 6pm people kept turning up to GoodGym with smiles on their faces. Greeting each other with the friendliest of welcomes. We had two new runners to GoodGym this week; a GARGANTUOUS WELCOME TO GOODGYM MEGHAN & ALAN! Alan is Marie's friend which means, Marie claims her FREE red lace for bringing a friend to GoodGym #LifesGoals.

Let's get our run on! Mikey and Ben at the ready...

Mikey led the sexy runners this evening; those runners that wanted to run more gracefully, concentrating on their technique and form whilst talking about how cold the weather is getting

Ben led the speedy group; the runners who want to run that little bit harder and be pushed beyond the limits of conversation! They took a slightly longer route and did some hill sprints before arriving at the task.

Welcome to St. Edward's Chruch, the home of Forget-Me-Not

Kathie, the task organiser and a volunteer at the Forget-Me-Not Charity, welcomed us into the warmth of the church and told us about the wonderful charity. Kathie then wasted no more time and explained to us how we were going to be superheroes this evening (the tasks that needed doing).

Our mission was to:

  • Move all of the chairs onto the raised area at the church, clean the lower area by mopping and drying the floors and hoovering the carpets, and then move all the chairs back.
  • Cut back the buddleia tree that was becoming overgrown (imagine Jumanji but to a much less extent)
  • Litter pick the streets of Roath

We had 30 minutes to complete the above tasks, and boy did we do good! Runners dried the floor using towels under their feet, except for Mike who ran up and down the hall pushing the towel as part of his training. Mikey used his profession as a manager to manage the team of buddleia cutters. The team of litter pickers had the most difficult challenge it seemed, to find litter on the streets of Roath. The streets surrounding the church were all pretty clean, however they did find some empty drinks cans, drinks cups and plastic bags.

Peter created a timelapse footage of everyone moving the chairs back at the end which looks pretty cool!

Thank you so much for all of your help

Kathie and her team of volunteers were all grateful that we ran to help there this evening. Kathie invited us all to have some scrumptious biscuits she had laid out so that we were adequately fueled before running back to Big Moose.

Ben led those runners wanting a speedy run and Mikey led the sexy runners!... It wasn't long after that when we arrived back at Big Moose and did our warm down, reflecting on our run and discussing all the exciting listings there are on the GoodGym website.

The Tweet off

Lucy added another point to the tweet off leaderboard tonight. Marie retweeted second but that doesn't get you any points unfortunately. Great work Lucy and awesome job everyone who has made it on the leaderboard to date.

  • LM 12
  • MO 9
  • EW 5
  • DRN 4
  • MG 4
  • MJ 3
  • NS 2
  • RJ 1
  • BA 1
  • NI 1
  • AG 1
  • WD 1

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Runners helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • David McCullough
    • Meg Jackson
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Michael

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