Holy Smokes, I don't want to ash you twice. Stop looking at my butt, even if it is unfagettable
35 runners ran 5.0km to help the Ash Wales in Cardiff.
- Tuesday, 18th of February 2020
- Led by Benjamin Annear
Whatever the weather... we shall attend GoodGym together!
The weather at the moment is VERY Welsh. Within the past 2 weeks we have had 2 storms, Ciara and Dennis, and it feels as though the rain has been non stop! Today Cardiff had more rain but, undeterred by this, 34 runners showed up to GoodGym ready to walk/run to do good!
Welsh Dave started the warm up this week. He got everyone doing high knees, butt kicks, side steps, you name it he did it. We had 4 new runners this week! A HUGE welcome to Sylvie, Beatrice, Bethan and Helene :D It was so lovely having you join this week and we really hope you come back!
Achievements this week
- A HUGE well done to Nathan who has reached the 100 good deed milestone!
- Congratulations to Ted who earned himself a red lace for bringing a friend to GG this week #LifesGoals
- Welsh Dave and Matt got engaged - Congratulations :D
- Darren turned 40 - but he doesn't look it!
Let's head to the task!
This week we planned to meet Ash Wales, our task organisers, at Cardiff Castle. To get warmed up, we had a 10 minute run before meeting there.
Hello GoodGym, we are the Charity 'Ash Wales'. It is lovely to meet you!
Kimberly greeted us at Cardiff's iconic landmark, Cardiff Castle. She was there with her team from Ash Wales. They had warm smiles on their faces which warmed us all up in the cold weather conditions. Kimberly then told us about Ash Wales and explained to us that the Ash Wales charity aims to increase awareness of the health, social and economic effects of smoking in Wales - The mission of Ash Wales is to achieve a smokefree Wales!
Did you know? 83% of the population of Wales is smoke free and, of those who smoke, 60% want to quit.
The Ash Wales team then kitted us up with gloves, bags and cigarette butt picker uppers. It was safe to say we looked like a force to be reckoned with.
Before heading off we had a quick group photo... Smiles! And, of course, HANDS IN THE AIR! hahaha
Off we go!
Continuing in the 4 teams, each group still led by Ben, Aimee, Welsh Dave and Ellen, we began picking the cigarette butts off the streets of Cardiff. Each group targeted different areas of Cardiff city centre. Ben's group went down Womanby Street. Nathan, with his wings, was flying around from butt to butt, just like when he plays his Pokemon Go, he was collecting them all!
"I couldn't believe how many cigarette butts there were. We could have spent the whole of the time on just one street" One of the runners said.
Thank you GoodGym
The whole of the Ash Wales team thanked us for our efforts. They said they couldn't wait to team up with us again in hopefully warmer and less wet weather conditions.
After we stretched to cool down, Nathan reminded everyone that we go for "drinkypoos" at the Glassworks to celebrate doing good in the community, Peter and Nathan both brought delicious treats this week which we subsequently devoured at the pub... Nom Nom Nom!
2020 Tweet Off
Jiminy cricket - Marie is a fighter! Well done Marie for retweeting quickest this week. Let's see if next week someone else can get their name on the leaderboard.
- MJ - 4
- MOH - 3
- Razzle Dazzle - 1
A triple whammy! The combined efforts of Ben, Andrew and Martin made this weeks pun possible, a point for each of you!
- BA - 4
- EW - 2
- AS - 3
- MG - 1
- GD -1
Report written by Benjamin Annear
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