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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.

  • Richard Breakspear
  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Melanie Young
  • Bristol runner
  • Dan Lombard
  • Alice Dalrymple
  • Andy T
  • Mike Oakes
  • Emma Sperring
  • Bristol runner
  • Swindon runner
  • Simon Sperring
  • Andrew Pitts
  • Sam Coxon
  • Adam Coxon
  • Roz Glover
 
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?

For Swindon:

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


Discuss this report

Emma Sperring
Emma Sperring
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 18:15

A fabulous morning in great company! ❤️Thanks so much GoodGym Bristol and Swindon! Let’s do it again soon 👍

Nathalie Levi
Nathalie Levi
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 18:15

Hello, is it possible to remove me from this as I couldn’t go in the end? Sorry to have missed it, looks great. Thanks!

Alice Dalrymple
Alice Dalrymple
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 18:33

Lovely to meet you all today 😁

Emma Sperring
Emma Sperring
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 18:34

Thanks for letting me know Nathalie 👍

Simon Sperring
Simon Sperring
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 19:11

Great report Mike, thanks!! What a brilliant way to spend a Sunday morning!!!

Jo O'Leary
Jo O'Leary
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 20:39

Great report Mike! Might need to make a special trip for one of those scones! 😋

Shreena Parmar
Shreena Parmar
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 22:00

Lovely to meet you all! Thanks for a lovely morning xx

Bristol runner
Bristol runner
Monday June 24th, 2019 00:17

Lovely to meet you all:)

Darren
Darren
Friday June 28th, 2019 07:21

Great pics and report, good seeing you GG Swindon!

Emma Sperring
Emma Sperring
Sunday June 30th, 2019 15:02

Thanks for your lovely comments GG Bristol! I hope we can get together again soon? In the meantime, why not join us in Swindon for some tourism?! 😊

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