Cardiff

Group run

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.

  • Mikey
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ellen
  • Su Fernandez
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Martin Graff
  • Susan Smith
  • David McCullough
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Chloe Taylor
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Adam Hammond
  • Anthony Yates
  • Cardiff runner
  • Sophie Hastings
  • Llion Wigley
  • Erika Lade
  • Becky Sandy
  • Ted Cornish
  • Stuart Lewes
  • Sarah
  • Lucy Lewin
  • Laura
  • Cardiff runner
  • Catriona Aitken
  • Samantha Laramy
  • Danielle Wickham
  • Rob Metcalfe
  • Grace
 
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 :))

Acknowledgements

  • 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

RunPunStiltskin award

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

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Aimee Giles
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Ellen
  • Document Checker

    Help with checking Document of runner for DBS check

    • Ellen
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Darren Raz-Nick
    • David McCullough

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