Group run

Purple reign

45 runners ran 6.0km to help the St Werburgh's Park Nursery School and Emmaus Bristol in Bristol.

  • Maria Vitale
  • Kim Dowsett
  • Bristol runner
  • Christopher Lewis
  • Caroline
  • Paul Becker
  • Danica Priest
  • Bristol runner
  • Richard Breakspear
  • Dave Guest
  • Melanie Young
  • Shona Buchanan
  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Nick Smith-Baker
  • Emma R
  • Felicity
  • Bristol runner
  • Shreena Parmar
  • Jenny Chak
  • Liam Scott
  • Harry Cobbold
  • Kait Kirwan
  • VaguelyNorthernDarren
  • Katie Walsh
  • Becky
  • Laura Spencer
  • Zdeni Cervena
  • Russ Cahill
  • Freddie
  • Bristol runner
  • Simon Freakley
  • Ross Hooper
  • Tom Wild
  • Martha Price
  • Matthew Burton
  • Hannah Swinburne
  • Stephanie Restivo
  • Rabeb (BiBi)
  • Faria Jadoon
  • Ksu Delacour
  • Kerry Williams
  • Lucy White
  • Bristol runner
  • Polina Panchenko
Tuesday, 22nd of October 2019
Led by Shona Buchanan

It was great having Harry, Faria, Kerry, Lucy, Liz and Polina join us for their first GoodGyms tonight and to have Rosie join us for her first GoodGym Bristol session! We were also lucky to have Danica with us who was celebrating her birthday (woohoo! 🎉) and Alex and Emma returning from their recent marathons.

With 46 runners and walkers, we got warmed up with a game of Truth Or Lie with - like most of my warm-up games - a questionable level of understanding of what was going on by most of the group and only vague warmth achieved. We then split into two groups, with Dave leading a smaller group to Emmaus and the rest of us going to St Werburgh's Park Nursery.

Scrubbing up nicely

The Emmaus group were tasked by Xanne from the charity to clean the bric-a-brac ready for sale. They channeled their inner domestic gods and goddesses and did a better job than we do in our own houses of scrubbing up. As always at Emmaus, there is an underlying challenge of find the weirdest donation/prop/hat. This week's contenders included some butterflies and a classic lampshade hat.

Purplesfully doing good

Meanwhile, it was time to play one of our other favourite games at St Werburgh's Park Nursery: Who Can Not Get Paint On Themselves During A Painting Task. This week's added challenges: * The dark * The colour purple

We were met by Mandy from the nursery who had invited us there to help with painting the fencing of a reflection garden they have created in memory of one of their colleagues who passed away earlier this year. We were honoured to be able to be a part of this project, so we balanced a variety of spotlights, lights and torches in the dark area and 14 of our handy GoodGymers got straight to work.

The rest of the group weeded an entire planter at the front, and got stuck in with digging out bindweed, chopping back bushes and general tidying.

Soon it was time for us to head back, and we dragged the reluctant painters away from the final touch-ups on the fence to jog our way back to Queen Square. Great work everyone!

Report written by Shona Buchanan

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Kerry Williams
Kerry Williams
Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 23:37

It was amazing. Really enjoyed going to a lovely evening run and doing something for the community. Thanks for the warm welcome

Shona Buchanan
Shona Buchanan
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 08:05

It was lovely to meet you Kerry - we hope to see you again soon!

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Shona Buchanan

Shona Buchanan
Trainer for Bristol GoodGym. Continually running for that finishing slice of cake.

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Melanie Young
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Dave Guest
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Dave Guest
    • Christopher Lewis

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