Group run

GoodGym is never a WASTE of time but this was a WHEELIE RUBBISH run!

11 runners ran 5.0km to help the parks and friends of parks in Bath.

  • Bath runner
  • Mary Caudle
  • Pascale Maroney
  • Ruth
  • Thomas Packer
  • Doris Loga
  • Sam Ollason
  • Emma H
  • Robert Edinburgh
  • Rosie
  • Ali Champion
Tuesday, 14th of August 2018
Led by Pascale Maroney

It was legs eleven for our 5K Park Run tonight. We welcomed Ali in to the fold, she's quit the gym and joined GG which is a great move. We often include strength and conditioning exercises into our runs but for more fitness in the fresh air also recommended the Wild Gym outdoor exercise sessions run by our fellow GG runner and leader Lucy.


After a warm up and a headcount we set off through town running at the pace of chat and it was lovely to overhear Dora and Tom conversing in Spanish as we ran. We took in the iconic sights of beautiful Bath and an owl or (twit) twoo and arrived at our destination for our litter pick task in the playground at Royal Victoria Park.


There were bags a plenty to fill, Rosie and Emily hit a goldmine of pickings by the picnic benches. Emma assures us that it is merely coincidence that she recently visited the Jura distillery and we found an empty bottle of their whiskey on the park wall!


Ruth enlightened us about the red wheels that have been attached to the park perimeter fence by artist Alison Harper to make visible the pollution in the air we breathe. We're big advocates on cleaning up the local environment and encouraging everyone to use their legs as their transport so we snapped a pic of the Hot Spots artwork.

We moved on to the skate park and Rob took responsibility for the coins found and in his true fundraising fashion will donate them on. It was a lovely wind along the river finished off with a sprint finish ready for a cool down and we had a buzz of pun generation tonight over stretches as we hive mind-ed the pun. Big thank you to Mary for back-marking.

Good luck to Emma for the Two Tunnels 10k on Sunday and to all others who are racing this weekend.

Watch this space for announcements from Sam Ollason - the first being, lets reinstate the monthly pub quiz social, the next one falls on Thursday 30th August at The Boater, stick in your diaries folks.

Report written by Pascale Maroney

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Pascale Maroney

Pascale Maroney
GoodGym Bath Run Leader

Runners helping out

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Mary Caudle

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