Group run

That 70s Show

70 runners ran 6.9km to help the Bristol Waste, The Matthew Tree Project, and Emmaus Bristol in Bristol.

  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Christopher Lewis
  • Caroline
  • Chris Bennett
  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Lisa Elliott
  • Richard Breakspear
  • Dave Guest
  • Darren
  • Bristol runner
  • natalie wooller
  • Melanie Young
  • Shona Buchanan
  • Bristol runner
  • Mair Smith
  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Dan Lombard
  • Charlotte Senior
  • George
  • Alice Dalrymple
  • Jack Bradley
  • Felicity
  • Bristol runner
  • Alexis Wiseman
  • Jenny Chak
  • Kait Kirwan
  • Tim
  • VaguelyNorthernDarren
  • Julie M
  • Laura Spencer
  • Russ Cahill
  • Jess
  • Bristol runner
  • Joe Hounsham
  • Bristol runner
  • Phill Stone
  • Emily Davies
  • Roz Glover
  • Diana Milligan
  • Toby Jones
  • Bristol runner
  • Lisa Pearce
  • Sarah Taylor
  • Tom Wild
  • Dhanesh Patel
  • Lee
  • Megan Elms
  • Martha Price
  • Matthew Burton
  • Jade Cahill
  • Stephanie Restivo
  • Miriam Fredrickson-Barnaby
  • Abigail Murphy
  • Catherine Ransford
  • Charlie Leaman
  • Dulcie
  • Daniel Davies
  • Laura Jackson
  • Rob M
  • Sara Lopez
  • Angharad Mathews
  • Melanie
  • Jane Friery
  • Katy Kirk
  • Bristol runner
  • Georgina
  • Rosie
Tuesday, 7th of January 2020
Led by Shona Buchanan

WOOHOO GoodGym Bristol Tuesday night Group Runs are back with a bang for 2020!! We don't do things in halves here at Bristol so we brought in the New Year in style with our new record of 70 runners on a single Group Run! This included 14 lovely first timers - welcome to the gang everyone!

To put all these hands to good use we split into three different tasks...

Sofa Away

Group 1: Emmaus

Richard led a running group and Melanie led a walking group to Emmaus to give our monthly helping hands with sorting their donations in their huge warehouse. On this occasion, it included the newly-founded sport of Sofa Smashing - who knew?

Group 2: The Litter-Pickers

Maria and Alice led the chatty groups and I led the returning (still casual) Greyhounds on our 6km run to and from Lawrence Hill. Alice then did a stellar job of co-ordinating a team of litter-pickers to pick up 5 bags of litter in just 25 minutes from the local area. Definitely a task which needed doing, so thank you Alice and litter-picking dream team!

Group 3: The Matthew Tree Project

Meanwhile, the rest of the group split into A and B to do a 50:50 session helping The Matthew Tree Project with sorting their massive load of donations which they had gathered in the run up to Christmas. As the warehouse was packed, the rest of the group were outside doing The Uptown Funk Dance* and sprint relays.

*may not look good on the dancefloor.

The Fresh Face of Bristol

After sorting a mass of Amy from TMTP's donations and puffing a bit more than previously due to our dancing, we headed back to Queen Square and reunited the groups to play a game of When was Keep On Movin' by Five released. It was a nail-biting one, but Tim eventually stole the prize of the correct answer (1999, in case you were wondering).

We then had the chance to celebrate the wonderful Sarah hitting her 50th Good Deed tonight. Well done Sarah!! We look forward to seeing you sporting your black tee soon!

And that was a wrap! (Well, after we found Alex was looking as fresh-faced as a 17-year-old on tonight's run anyway). We will see you all very soon for more January Challenge Madness!

Pun credit to Gary

Report written by Shona Buchanan

Discuss this report

Paul Bonner
Paul Bonner
Monday January 13th, 2020 20:57

Amazing work Shona, sorry to hear your moving on from trainer role. 70 people! Crazy numbers

Shona Buchanan
Shona Buchanan
Tuesday January 14th, 2020 22:43

Thanks Paul, I will still be a regular GoodGymer!

sign in to add a comment

Led by

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

    • Bristol runner
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Alice Dalrymple
    • Dave Guest
    • Richard Breakspear
    • Christopher Lewis
    • Bristol runner

Share the love

Join us on the next run

Up the hill to Zion

Tuesday 18:20 - 20:00
Led by Shona Buchanan
Workout Bristol

Find out more

Become a member

Optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Get the support of a qualified trainer
  • Access group runs across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more