Stepping up to the challenge... which involved lots of steps, but no tragedy!
33 runners ran 6.0km to help the Mackintosh Community Garden in Cardiff.
- Tuesday, 28th of January 2020
- Led by Benjamin Annear
Helping at Mackintosh Community Gardens, flyering about GoodGym and plogging the streets - Wooo that was a busy one!
Despite the changeable weather that we had all day in Cardiff, 33 runners showed up to GoodGym this evening, ready and willing to combine their running with doing good in the Cardiff community.
We had 4 new runners this week - AMAZING! Word is getting about how cool GoodGym is and now everyone is keen to get involved. A HUGE WELCOME TO GOODGYM CARDIFF Rob , Sam, Danielle, Grace. We do love having new people come along. GoodGym has so many benefits and we hope you reap the benefits! It's incredible to have you part of the family (Yes, you already feel part of the GG family to us :))
- We had 2 red lace warriors this evening. Anthony brought Sam to GoodGym this evening and Danielle brought Rob and Grace #LifesGoals
- Clap Clap Clap to Pete for reaching 50 good deeds!
- Hip hip hooray to Llion who also reached 50 good deeds!
Don't forget; when you reach 50 good deeds you are able to claim your black goodgym milestone tee
Time to get going!
Tonight it was Ben leading the speedy runners, Ellen leading the runners who planned to run at more of a relaxed pace and Amy led the walk/runners.
- At this point I would like to express a MASSIVE thank you to all of the run leaders who help make GoodGym accessible to all abilities.
Welcome to Mackintosh Community Gardens
Carol welcomed us to Mackintosh gardens. Mackintosh Community Gardens is well used by all ages and nationalities. Carol has made huge progress in recent years developing the space and the garden is now very much a part of the community.
The tasks this evening included:
- Building steps
- Building a woodstore
- Shifting soil
- Sweeping leaves
With the combined efforts from everyone at GoodGym this evening, the tasks were completed and the evening was a success!
The flyering and plogging platoon
Whilst the walkers/runners who went with Ellen and Aimee remained at Mackintosh community gardens, Ben took his group flyering the streets. They delivered flyers about GoodGym. You may now be asking why did they flyer about GoodGym? Well, we targeted well known student areas in the Roath area. Students are a population that can sometimes feel isolated, moving to a new area, not having many friends and being away from home. Students can also feel overwhelmed, with many deadlines to meet and exams to revise and sit. GoodGym can benefit the student population, and in order for them to get this benefit, they need to know about us!
Time to head off!
With the task complete and flyers distributed, it was time to head back!
We ran back to Big Moose where we did our warm down, reflected on the night's achievements and shared info about what's coming up over the next couple of weeks!
2020 Tweet Off
WAHOO! Megan you have won the tweet off two consecutive times now and you are moving up the leaderboard!
- MOH - 2
- MJ - 2
- Razzle Dazzle - 1
Combined effort from Andrew and Ben this week. Ding Ding Ding. A point to each!
- EW - 2
- BA - 2
- AS- 2
Report written by Benjamin Annear
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Runners helping out
Lead a walking group to the task
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Help with checking Document of runner for DBS check
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Led by Benjamin Annear
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