Group run

Returning to school to brush up our skills ... A*'s all round

21 runners ran 8.0km to help the St Alban’s Primary School in Cardiff.

  • Lydia
  • Bristol runner
  • Dave Guest
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ellen
  • Su Fernandez
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Adam
  • David McCullough
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Molly
  • Owen Mather
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Lucy
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Katy
  • Anthony Yates
  • Mike
Tuesday, 20th of November 2018
Led by Benjamin Annear

The GoodGym run was pretty epic tonight to say the least, and GoodGym runners came from afar (afar away as Bristol) to take part in tonight's run. We gave the warmest of Welsh welcomes to GoodGym Bristol runners David Guest and Richard Giddings... Okay, maybe not the warmest as we didn't give them a cwtch, but there is always next time. We've also been assured by them that they are going to be visiting more often next year when the bridge tolls on the Severn Bridge are lifted - Wooppeee

We were also blessed with two new runners joining the evening's run. A HUGE welcome to Anthony and Mike. Mike is Ellen's friend... DRUM ROLL PLEASE... This means Ellen earns herself 1 red lace # LifesGoals . Ellen did not stop smiling the whole run, proud of her red lace prize.

Even though it was mighty cold this evening... and by mighty cold I mean even snowmen would be shaking, we still had an amazing turnout of 20 runners.

The warm-up was brief so we could get running.

Before the run Darren pleaded with Ben to be able to lead the 'sexy' group of runners. Ben kindly said to Darren that this would be fine and so before the run Darren spent time doing his hair and spent time making himself look as sexy as possible. N.B. The sexy group of runners are the group of runners who want to run at a slightly slower pace, concentrating on their technique and form.

Ben led the speedy runners. Those runners who wanted to push themselves at a quicker pace.

The run to the task was approximately 2.0 miles.

Welcome to St Alban's Primary School!

Rachel greeted everyone at the school entrance with a smile. She told everyone about the school and explained the tasks that needed doing. Rachel had really gone all out in planning the task... paint, rollers and trays were laid out ready, clear instructions were projected onto a screen in the hall, and there was water waiting for us to keep us hydrated. Rachel was so lovely, even offering everyone teas and coffees.

  • Darren and Aimee made light work of the playground, sweeping up the leaves and tidying up all of the equipment.
  • Lucy, Emily and Lowri were painting in the school library.
  • Anthony, Lydia and Su were painting in one of the classrooms - Faces of concentration... Grade A for you lot!
  • Richard, Welsh Dave and Mike were painting in another classroom - Grade C guys... JOKE! Grade A for you too!
  • Lucy, Owen, Ellen, Molly and Katy were all painting the wall in the entrance foyer grey... Greyt work folks!
  • Emma, David and Adam were making light work of rearranging the school offices - Very impressive work.

Thank you so much for all of your help GoodGym - You're all amazing!

The task took 30 minutes and then it was done! Rachel was so pleased with how much was achieved in the time... and she wants us back!! We had a group photo before we headed off and then we made our way back.

Darren led the run back... everyone was now a sexy runner! Emma was backmarker, making sure nobody was left behind.

Well done to Ben who came up with the Pun for the Run and is this weeks RunPunStiltskin winner! Enjoy the virtual award... spend time with it but don't get too attached as there will be a new winner again next week.

Reminder of what's coming up;

A huge well done for everyone for a successful task this week - You're incredible!

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Darren Raz-Nick
Darren Raz-Nick
Wednesday November 21st, 2018 10:54

Good tasks this week and a nice run to lovely school.

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Benjamin Annear
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Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Aimee Giles
    • Ellen

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