Group run

I wheelie, wheelie, wheelie wanna zig-a-zig-ah - Buy some Clothes at the YMCA to Spice up your life!

Tuesday, 19th of March 2019
Led by Benjamin Annear

20 runners ran 5.0km to help the YMCA Cardiff Retail Store in Cardiff.

  • Cardiff runner
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ellen
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Martin Graff
  • Lorena Axinte
  • Adam
  • David McCullough
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Adam Hammond
  • Mike
  • William Tinkler
  • Llion Wigley
  • Oli Perkins
  • Ella Jones

This evening GoodGym Cardiff got their run on, running to the YMCA to put donations into bags so that they could be transferred to another YMCA store to be sold.

Lots of lovely faces tonight... and 1 new face! Welcome to GoodGym Ella!. It was absolutely fantastic to have you come along. This run was definitely good training for Southampton Half! Because Peter brought Ella along to the GoodGym run, Peter earned himself a RED LACE!! #LifesGoals

Warm up

To get warmed up we had a quick game of 'Stuck in the Dance'... It's kinda like Stuck in the Mud, however, instead of being stuck in the same position, you dance - Simples! Peter displayed some epic flossing skills and there was also some other fetching dance moves on display. The good news is that you all passed and you are all invited to go partying with me anytime you want (when my leg is better)!

  • The headcount was definitely memorable... instead of everyone saying their favourite animal they had to do their best impression of their favourite animal... Well... it was definitely a struggle! Very interesting animal choices by everyone though - And Emily... I would never have guessed Newt if you had done an impression of one.

Let's get our run on!

The run to the task this evening was an adventure! Mikey & Adam led the speedy group and Ellen led the sexy group. Ben then led the walky-talky group. The route passed down Queen Street, onto Newport Road, and continued until Colchester Avenue. Although it was an adventure we didn't have to destroy a ring in mount doom.

Woooo. GoodGym it has been too long. It is wonderful to have you visit again!

Matt greeted us like old friends. He smiled as we entered and offered us much needed squash to rehydrate - Thanks for this! Matt then told us what our task was for the evening... "Right my lovely GoodGym, I need all of the clothes in the red wheelie bins to be put into bags and then put into the designated area in the warehouse."

Full of energy, we straightaway got stuck in. Amiee was lead photographer during the task and had the responsibility of capturing runners performing good deeds!... She also caught those individuals who were getting distracted... Emma found a book about Gin... Lowri found an item with her name on it, quite literally with her name on it!...

Whilst everyone was good deeding, Adam and Mikey set up the number 32. "Why?" you might ask... Do Adam and Mikey like the number 32 lots? Is 32 Mikey's lucky number?.... No no no... None of that! Mikey and Adam set up the number 32 as GoodGym Cardiff was the 32nd area to launch in the UK... and the first GoodGym to launch outside of England. GoodGym Solihull will be launching into the World of GoodGym tomorrow! - How exciting!

Ohhh... it's that time already?

After 30 minutes of helping it was time to head back. Time just goes so quick whilst you're having fun! Mikey and Adam led the speedy runners back, Ellen led the Sexy Runners and Ben led the Walky-Talkys.

When all of the runners arrived back to base (Big Moose), they then started doing a warm down. As tonight's task was far away, everyone was expecting Ben to get back slightly later... so Ben sent the end of run debrief over voice message... Everyone gathered around Lucy's phone to hear Ben give the end of run briefing. He reminded everyone;

  • This Thursday evening there will be social media training with the WWF at the WWF Cymru offices on Churchill Way - Click here to sign up!
  • There is a community mission happening at the same time at Rumney Seedlings - Click here to sign up
  • We need more people signing up to the Earth Hour Events. It will be a blast - Sign up here now

Well done to Lucy Marsh who was today's Tweet off winner... You are living the dream!

Tweet off Scores to date;

  • LM 4
  • EW 2
  • DRN 1
  • BA 1
  • MG 1
  • NS 1
  • NI 1
  • AG 1

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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  • Aimee Giles
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  • Andrew Skelton

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