Group run

Goodgym gets GOLD πŸ₯‡

10 runners ran 1.4km to help their local community in Cardiff.

  • Michael
  • Fiona Guy
  • Aimee Giles
  • Martin Graff
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Michelle Bacon
  • Cardiff runner
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Imy Hopkins
Sunday, 15th of August 2021
Led by Michael

Gold (gold), always believe in your soul, you've got the power to know, you're indestructible, always believe in, 'cause you are, Gold (gold).

Today was a special occasion, our group run this week had moved from the regular Tuesday to Sunday so that we could take part in the I am team GB Hero Event.

It was a very short run / walk up to the Maindy velodrome this morning, but we would make up for that by doing a lap whilst there. Our mission today was a good one, it was part of the talent test and was made up of the following;

  1. A timed 20m sprint
  2. A stationary broad jump
  3. A skill set (participant led)

As people arrived, we ticked them off our list, welcomed them as all goodgymers always do before leading them on a warm up around the track. Then it was over to the tests to be timed and recorded, with some very excited parents snapping photos. Some may have been a bit apprehensive at first but after the warm up seemed raring to go.

After 45 minutes it looked as though we were done, so we decided to take a lap around the velodrome – it would be rude not too. #Eat our gold dust

Ready, set, go

Now it was time to collect the cones, mats and balls back up and clear the path ready for the cycling event to start around 13:30……..oh wait whose that popping up?

Prynhawn da Ed Clancy

So, we are not quite finished just yet, as we seem to be part of a photoshoot! I think that may be the closest I will ever be to a gold medal from the Olympics.

Ed was great (we’re friends now so I can call him Ed), we chatted a little about goodgym, how great the display box for the medal from Rio was, whether he’d knitted a pouch for the medal - standard stuff really.

This was a great way to end the week, with the wonderful volunteers from our goodgym family – worth their weight in gold.

Report written by Michael

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Led by Michael

Goodgym Area Activator for Cardiff & the Vale, I believe in the transformative power of running & the Arts

Runners helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Aimee Giles
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Peter Gillibrand

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