Cardiff

Group run

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.

  • Mikey
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Ellen
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Tom Power
  • Martin Graff
  • Nathan Swain
  • Emma Hughes-McEwan
  • David McCullough
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Mathew
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Meg Jackson
  • Cardiff runner
  • Llion Wigley
  • Mali Davies-hughes
  • Jen Velu
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ted Cornish
  • Stuart Lewes
  • Cardiff runner
  • Alan Mckay
  • Ben Evans
  • Emma Goldberg
  • Skye Maisel
  • Vicky Harold
  • Diana Milne
  • Kim Martin
  • Sylvie
  • Bethan Campbell
  • Béatrice Piot
 
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

RunPunStiltskin award

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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Hello, i'm Ben! I'm the trainer of GoodGym Cardiff! Please get in touch with any questions and click support to follow updates.

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Aimee Giles
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Aimee Giles
    • Ellen
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Nathan Swain

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