Group run

GoodGym x Earth Hour - This Earth that you walk upon

7 runners ran 7.5km to help their local community in Cardiff.

  • Michael
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Tom Power
  • Martin Graff
  • Adam
  • Emma Pengelly
Saturday, 30th of March 2019
Led by Michael

On the Saturday of Earth hour Goodgym Cardiff joined forces with WWF to celebrate, 7 runners got together at 15:00 to do some good with Plasnewydd Community Garden. The garden has been running for 10 years, and over the years the local community has come together to grow vines, flowers and vegetables which they can then use in their cooking.

We all began our day at Chapter arts centre, where we met up with Will from WWF, our first run was 2 miles out in what had become a beautiful sunny day. Although it was a Saturday, and a busy shopping day we chose the shortest run through the bust City Centre to get the Goodgym shirts on show. It was a nice run and soon we were there.

We met up with Dan, photographer for Earth Hour, who took some quick photos before we then went to meet Martin who told us a bit about the gardens before putting us to work. The gardens were beautiful, but the raised beds needed a bit of attention. We had weeding to do so that they could start to use the beds.

Lucy and Emma got the joyful job of planting spring bulbs, armed with dibbers they got to work. Martin and Tom were straight into one of the beds, forking and digging, pulling up the unwanted plants. Myself and Adam started on another bed. Ben arrived to join in after getting back from his skiing holiday, and he got stuck straight in. We managed 5 raised beds, lots of bulb planting and Adam even managed to repair one of the beds. As sunny as it was, and as much fun as we were having, we had to bid farewell and make our way back in time for the seed bomb making workshop.

We detoured back through the castle grounds for some great scenery and nature on the Earth hour day, and for some more photo ops.

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