Group run

Of course we woodchip in! I'm not taking the Mikey either, Mr Owen's really has reached 200 Good Deeds!

23 runners ran 7.0km to help the Global Gardens Project in Cardiff.

  • Mikey
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Fiona Guy
  • Ellen
  • Su Fernandez
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Martin Graff
  • Cardiff runner
  • Emma Hughes-McEwan
  • David McCullough
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Adam Hammond
  • Meg Jackson
  • Cardiff runner
  • Cardiff runner
  • Mali Davies-hughes
  • Daisy Huball
  • Jen Velu
  • Jayne Smith
Tuesday, 17th of September 2019
Led by Benjamin Annear

Celebrating GoodGym turning 10 years old by running to help our friends at the Global Gardens Project and St. John's Gardens, and then heading over The Stables for Pizza and a pint!

Another GoodGym run which means another good deed for everyone who attended tonight's run! First and foremost, give applause, salute, cheer, clap, scream, do whatever you feel like doing to celebrate MIKEY OWENS REACHING 200 GOOD DEEDS. Mikey said "I have been dreaming of this moment since coming along to my first ever GoodGym run, and now it really is a dream come true. I encourage everyone else to reach 200 good deeds so you can as awesome as I feel." To celebrate this milestone, Mikey was presented with a balloon and a cape to run in with #GG10Hero written on the back... It's safe to say, not all heroes wear capes... but tonight Mikey does!

We also gave a HUGE CHEER TO JAYNE. Jayne was attended GoodGym for the first time. It was so lovely to meet you Jayne and we would love for you to come back again for a run and become part of the GG family :)

A huge welcome back to Mali who has returned returned to GoodGym Cardiff following the summer break. Mali recently broke 45 minutes at the Cardiff 10K!

Two Task Tuesday - WOOP WOOP

This Tuesday runners were given the option of joining Welsh Dave on a run to St. John's Park which would be a shorter run OR running to the Global Gardens Project which Ben was leading that would be a longer and probably quicker paced run - Offering these two different tasks helps make our runs accessible to individuals of all abilities, something we are extremely proud of doing and want to continue long into the future.

Let's go!

Our warm up consisted of a run to Cardiff Castle. GoodGym is turning 10 years old and to mark this occasion we thought it would be fitting to get a photo of our new flag in front of Wales' most iconic landmarks, Cardiff Castle!

After having a group photo and seeing Mikey's celebratory 200 balloon float off into the heavens, we split off and went our separate ways, the direction we went in depended on the task we planned to help.

Helping Poppy at the Global Gardens Project

Ben led runners to the Global Gardens Project, planking and doing sprint drills so that everyone could stick together. When we arrived at the allotment Poppy was waiting there for us with the tools laid out ready and a large bottle of water on the table so we can rehydrate.

Poppy split us into teams.

  • The weeders - A strong team of professional GoodGym weeders.
  • The waterers - watered the plants to make sure they could still thrive even in hot temperatures. Those watering the plants and holding their jugs to do this were Ellen, Lucy and Peter.
  • The soil tuners - Mr 200 good deeds and Lewis who loves to pose with a gardening tool took on this challenge
  • Woodchip movers - Martin and Meg worked as a team to shift woodchip into wheelbarrows and empty them by where the weeders were, guess what... weeding!

It was a fantastic, tiring and fun 30 minutes that we spent helping out. Poppy was so pleased with what we managed to achieve in this time. Fortunately though, we completed the tasks we were set and nobody was hurt despite the spontaneous falling apples from the apple tree.

A Welsh Dave run to help out at St John's Gardens which are managed by For Cardiff

A task which would not have been possible without the assistance of fellow runner, Emily - Thank you so much! Emily is a keyholder that enabled us to access the gardens located in central Cardiff. Welsh Dave led the run to the gardens where runners litter picked and cleaned the public benches. They absolutely smashed the task, getting the gardens cleaned in record time and then went to do sprint drills by the Millennium Stadium! They even found the time to plog around Cardiff Centre - Wow - You're definitely going to sleep well tonight!

Well done everyone who attended the GoodGym run this evening and attended the 10 years of GoodGym Party afterwards too

After the run we headed over to The Stables where we celebrated 10 years of GoodGym in style, with a drink and a pizza... Nom Nom Nom! There was a wonderful thought provoking quiz made by Emma, Nathan and Sophie. Thank you for arranging this guys.

Don't forget... Emma Wilkins is collecting the £5 deposits for the GoodGym Cardiff Christmas Party taking place on the 14th December 2019- Click here for all the info Over 15 people have given their deposits in so far!

The Tweet Off

One of the most fierce competitions since Twitter began continued this evening, the Tweet Off. Marie destroyed the competition, retweeting first and leaving everyone in the dust. There are approximately 12 tweet offs left until the Christmas Party when the winner will be announced - Good luck!

  • LM 10
  • EW 5
  • MO 5
  • DRN 4
  • MG 4
  • NS 2
  • MJ 2
  • BA 1
  • NI 1
  • AG 1
  • WD 1

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Redbridge runner
Redbridge runner
Wednesday September 18th, 2019 12:04

Well done everyone! How did you get that photo of Mikey mid-flight?

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