Group run

I like the way you shovel gravel, I like the way you cut back brambles, BUT most of all, BUT most of all... I LIKE THE WAY YOU WEED!

27 runners ran 3.2km to help the Butetown Pavilion and Mackintosh Community Garden in Cardiff.

  • Mikey
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ellen
  • Su Fernandez
  • Lowri Davies
  • Stuart Barrow
  • Martin Graff
  • Nathan Swain
  • Cardiff runner
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Cardiff runner
  • Rachel
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Anthony Yates
  • Meg Jackson
  • Cardiff runner
  • Sophie Hastings
  • Cardiff runner
  • Erika Lade
  • Josie
  • Meri
  • Emily Brown
  • Jenny
  • Yasmin Johnson
Tuesday, 27th of August 2019
Led by Benjamin Annear

This evening, 27 GoodGym runners ran and made a HUGE impact at two community projects in Cardiff!

Welcome To GoodGym Cardiff and The Vale - The MOST AMAZING place to get fit in Wales

Tuesday's are the BEST day of the week. GoodGym is an opportunity to get fit, do good, meet like minded people and have fun. This evening we had 1 runner come along to GoodGym for their first ever time!Welcome to GoodGym Yasmin. We hope you had a fantastic time and come back again. :)

Before heading out for the evening's run we completed a warm up and did a headcount.

Two Tasks this week!

This week there were two tasks for runners to choose from. They could either run to Mackintosh Community Gardens, a slightly longer run, or run to Butetown Pavilion - I know how much you runners love a choice of where to run to!

Ellen led 10 runners to Butetown Pavilion whilst Ben led 17 runners to Mackintosh Community Gardens. We waved each other off knowing that in 1 hours and 30 minutes time we would regroup again and share stories of the tasks we completed.

The run to Mackintosh Community Gardens

In Ben's group, Ben led the runners along queen street, down Newport Road and up Richmond Road. They then ran through lanes to get to the gardens. Carol, the task organiser for the evening, was quick to welcome eveeryone in. She said she wanted to the make the most of the time she had us for and immediately began explaining the tasks that needed doing. "The weeds need to be cut back, steps need to be made up to the children's play area, the gravel needs to be shifted from the path and onto the play area, and I need some other volunteers to pick tomatoes and green beans."

Everyone got stuck in for 30 minutes, working together to complete the task. Emily, Lucy, Anthony and Ben did a fine job shifting the gravel. And everyone else did a marvelous job picking tomatoes, building steps, laying the gravel and pulling up weeds.

"I can't believe how much you managed to get done in 30 minutes. We should've had a film crew here!"

Carol was in disbelief about how much we managed to get done in 30 minutes. She thanked us for our hard work and wished us a pleasant run back.

Before running back to Big Moose everyone partnered up and ran circuits around the gardens. In partners runners alternated between running and squatting - Such a fun exercise!

The run to Butetown Pavilion

Ten runners trotted on down to the Butetown Pavilion, to do some weeding and a general clear up astound the grounds. This was so that social areas around the grounds are more inviting and useable for the community, and youth clubs using the centre. We quickly got to grips with the task, pulling, pushing, hacking and cutting - even with a tiny pair of scissors! Emma W went to town with the cleaver (a scarily common tool!), and Tori hacked away like a seasoned jungle veteran! In all we collected 7 bags of greenery and rubbish, and left the Pavilion in a better shape then we found it. Result!

The Tweet Off

Well done Lucy. You're into double figures. Can you make it two weeks in a row? You have to be in it to win it!

  • LM 10
  • MO 4
  • DRN 4
  • EW 4
  • MG 3
  • NS 2
  • MJ 2
  • BA 1
  • NI 1
  • AG 1
  • WD 1

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Wednesday August 28th, 2019 22:46

Anyone doing the Cardiff ParkRun on Saturday, see you there. John, GoodGym Camden

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Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Ellen
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Nathan Swain
    • Emma Wilkins

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