GoodGym x The Great Get Together: Swind-on Tour with Bristol @ Trust10, Tyntesfield!
17 runners ran 10.0km to help the National Trust in Swindon.
- Sunday, 23rd of June 2019
- Led by Emma Sperring
What better way to spend a Sunday morning than with friends running up and down hills, then going for a coffee and cake?!
Well, this Sunday, in celebration of The Great Get Together, we had a GG South West Get together with runners from Swindon and Bristol meeting up at National Trust Tyntesfield to complete the Trust10 run there. The Great Get Together is an initiative founded by the family and friends of Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. It was created to reject divisive politics, bring communities together and celebrate all that unites us. This week all of our GoodGym sessions have been partnered with The Great Get Together so that up and down the country we can use our run to celebrate kindness, respect and all we have in common! #moreincommon
Trust10 trail runs are free monthly 10k trail runs, and a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery at National Trust places. Taking place on the 4th Sunday of each month in the summer, Trust10s take place at Avebury (10 miles from Swindon) and at Tyntesfield (7.5 miles from Bristol).
The Tyntesfield trek is a tough twirl twice around a 5k course, taking in inclines and declines, the odd Tyntes-field of wheat, and views across the valley, BUT...
definitely NOT a course for easy PB’s!
We gathered together for a group photo, listened to the run brief and, before we knew it, we set off dead on 9am. A few of us spectated, one of us marshalled (thanks Mel!) some of us did one lap (well done!), others did two laps (well done again!), but were very tempted to stop at the end of the first loop.
After, we all gathered together in the café for tea, coffees, cakes, and...
one MEGA cheese and bacon scone!
All topped off with good chat with friends from across the M4! Thanks for coming along everyone who could make it, what a Great Get Together!
After more GoodGym greatness?
Tuesday, 25 June, we have the Group Run Plogging in North Swindon to help clear up the streets and green spaces there. Check it out HERE!
Thursday, 27 June, for a Community Mission Weeding Outside the Cricketers Arms in the Railway Village, to improve the outdoor environment for visitors to the area. This one comes especially Run Reporter recommended! Sign up HERE!
Tuesday, 2 July, we have a popular repeat task clearing the Traverser at Steam. There will be no weeds in the whole of the railway village left after GG Swindon hit it this week! Sign up HERE!
But what about Bristol?
Tuesday, 25 June, we are running to East Bristol Foodbank storage to help them sort donations from their latest supermarket locations. Sign up HERE!
Sunday, 30 June, we’re off for a lovely Sunday afternoon activity helping Tynings Field Community Group with a big scrub bash of brambles. You know you want to come along – sign up HERE!
Tuesday, 2 July, we’re off to Felix Road for a regular dose of litter-picking, gardening, painting and odd jobs around the playground there, ready for the Summer Hols. More info HERE!
Report written by Mike Oakes
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