Group run

We will book in time to see one another, because at GoodGym we are clothes to one another. You bed-der believe it!

29 runners ran 7.0km to help the YMCA Cardiff Retail Store in Cardiff.

  • Mikey
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ellen
  • Lowri Davies
  • Aimee Giles
  • Martin Graff
  • Susan Smith
  • Maya Broadbank
  • David McCullough
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Cardiff runner
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Imy Hopkins
  • Adam Hammond
  • Meg Jackson
  • Cardiff runner
  • Sophie Hastings
  • Cardiff runner
  • Megan Elliott
  • Stuart Lewes
  • Cardiff runner
  • Lucy Lewin
  • Laura
  • Alison Gutzu
  • Sophie Garrod
  • Catriona Aitken
Tuesday, 14th of January 2020
Led by Benjamin Annear

Would you believe it? A gargantuan 29 runners turned up to GoodGym this evening to get fit and do good! When I call you all superstars, I truly mean it!

Skies were grey in Cardiff this evening. If you didn't like the rain then you would probably feel quite dismal being outdoors. There was not a single dismal face at GoodGym tonight, though. We embraced elements and just got on with it!

There were two new runners to GoodGym this evening! A HUGE welcome to Sophie and Catriona. We love new faces! Lucy and Imogen invited the new runners along, so they earned themselves a red lace each! #LifesGoals #BestThingToEverHappen. We also welcomed Ali and Megan to their first GoodGym run on a Tuesday evening. They actually joined us on Saturday's run in Penarth. Ali is actually training for the Chicago marathon - EPIC choice!

Let's get our run on

There were 3 different paced groups this evening. Aimee led the walk runners, Mikey led the runners who opted for a run at a more relaxed pace, and Ben led those runners wanting a speedy run!

To reach the YMCA all groups walked/ran through Cardiff City Centre and down Newport Road. Ben made the speedy group do some sprint drills outside sofology.

Welcome to the YMCA!

Matt, Babs and Arianne welcomed us to the YMCA with an extremely warm welcome and freshly made squash at the ready. Arianne, who will actually be leaving the YMCA this Friday, told us about the YMCA's initiative, after which we could wait to get stuck in.

There were a variety of tasks to help with this evening. Ali hoovered the whole store. Some of the runners built a bed, others priced up books and the rest sorted through bags and bags of clothes donations at a rate of knots!

We played a game of Ben's Price is Right - You have to guess the price of random items; one of the items was a calendar with toilets at different exotic locations for each month.

Time to run back

After approximately 40 minutes of helping, it was time to head back. Matt, Babs and Arianne thanked us for our help and waved us off. Helping at the YMCA this evening gave us a really good reason to run - It just feels right!

We ran back to Cardiff City Centre and back to big moose to warm down and collect our belongings. There we reflected on the evening's run and we all agreed that it felt worthwhile.

2020 Tweet Off

The witty man himself, Darren retweeted the quickest this evening. He was overjoyed with the win and the whole of the Glassworks knew about it.

  • MOH - 2
  • Razzle Dazzle - 1

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  • BA - 1

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Aimee Giles
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Darren Raz-Nick
    • Martin Graff

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