Group run

Lofts of fun tonight...the task was done in a flash except for one task which we had to shelve for next time!

18 runners ran 4.0km to help the Samye Mindfulness and Well being Centre in Cardiff.

  • Mikey
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Su Fernandez
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Lorena Axinte
  • Adam
  • Charlotte Dawes
  • Emma Hughes-McEwan
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Chay Kinvac
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Adam Hammond
  • Nabeel
  • Sophie Hastings
  • Mali Davies-hughes
Tuesday, 12th of March 2019
Led by Benjamin Annear

Storm Gareth was no match for GoodGym Cardiff tonight as 18 runners took to the streets to do good in the community... Many runners not attending tonight to instead watch the MPs vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal on live TV

GoodGym is the best way to get fit in Cardiff FACT and so everyone who attended GoodGym this evening made the best decision - I applaud you on your decision! It was so nice to see Mali return to GoodGym for her 2nd GG run too! :) Our GoodGym family is certainly growing. A huge well done to Nathan, Ellen, Peter and Lucy who all took part in races over the weekend. Kudos to all you parkrunners too. And not to forget, a MASSIVE penblwydd hapus to Big Moose Cafe too - They opened 1 year ago today :)

Warm up - Let's get those legs pumping

Before running to help the Samye Foundation it was important to limber ourselves up... and what better way is there to warm up than by doing some warm up games!

  • Shabang King Game - Ben was the Shabang King... (And if you say it really fast it sounds like spanking) and everyone else was his followers... Everyone made a circle around Ben whilst Ben remained in the centre. Ben showed everyone 3 actions and then told them "I am going to say Shabang Shabang and then one action, if you do the same action as me then you are out and you have to do star jumps until the game is over". The Game had then begun! THE WINNER WAS CHAY! Well done.. You are a fantastic mind reader!
  • Noughts and Cross - Everyone was split into two teams, numbered 1 and 2. In their teams they had to run as a team with a coloured cone to the tic tac toe arena. When they reached they arena each person, starting with the front, had to pass the cone through their legs and to the next person who put it on their head, the next person would then take it from their head and pass it through their legs to the person behind... the process was then repeated until it reached the last person who ran to put the cone on the tic tac toe board! Well done team 1 who managed to win after a restart as team 2 decided to pick up the wrong coloured cone!

There is no time to waste... get in the choppa... Sorry I mean, it's time to get our run on!

It was now time to get our run on! Adam and Mikey led the group run as Ben (Sir Limp-a-lot) led the walking group! The walking group comprised of Ben and Charlotte and the rest displayed some fierce running form as they ran to the Samye Foundation

Welcome to the Samye Foundation everyone!

Lorraine greeted runners to the Samye Foundation. She welcomed everyone in and offered them water to rehydrate. When everyone had arrived to the centre, Lorraine said How about a spot of mindfulness? Runners were then led up to the Shrine room AKA the top of Everest because of the amount of stairs one has to climb to reach it.

Feeling mindful, revitalised, present and self aware, it was now time to increase heart rates once again and get stuck into the evening's task.

  • Task 1 - Building 1 needs a good clean
  • Task 2 - Shelving units need to be moved from the office in building 2 up to the loft area and reassembled
  • Task 3 - The chairs need polishing in building 3
  • Task 4 - The kitchen and toilets need mopping in building 2

Love a good clean we do - and clean we shall! Armed with mops, flash, polish, hoovers and a whole array of cleaning products the dirt didn't stand a chance. Lucy volunteered to hoover the moment she heard of the opportunity, she is a sucker for hoovering. BANG and the dirt was gone.

Lowri was getting stuck into task 2, building shelves in he loft... She would have definitely won a game of hide and seek. As soon as she heard of the task to build shelves in the loft she wasn't seen for 20 minutes!

Aimee undertook the challenge of Task 4, singlehandedly polishing 6 chairs... polishing off the task to perfection - "Don't chair think my chairs are impressive Ben?" Aimee said whilst presenting the now shining chairs for all to see!

Mikey took photos of everyone getting stuck into the tasks - In his element!

Thank you so much GoodGym Cardiff - You are incredible!

Lorraine was so thankful that we were able to run to the Samye Foundation and help with tasks that usually take hours and hours to do which me managed to do in 25 minutes. Never wanting to have us leave on an empty stomache, the Samye Foundation kindly gave us some slices of pizza before we ran back to Big Moose. We thanked Samye for giving us a #ReasonToRun too!

The Tweet off!

Well done to Lucy who won the Tweet off - You are getting quite good at this aren't you? Who will be next week's tweet off champion! REMEMBER! The Tweet off podium winner at the end of the year will get a limited edition certificate! Nathan Swain has said that his name should already be written on the certificate - fighting talk!... the competition for tweet off champion 2019 has officially begun! - Nabeel... you've gone quiet on the Tweet off front... I am wondering if you can win it again?!

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Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Charlotte Dawes
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Mikey
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Emma Hughes-McEwan
    • Aimee Giles

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