Group run

We wish you a moosive Merry Christmas

30 runners ran 5.0km to help the Nightingale House (Cadwyn Housing Association) and Big Moose Coffee Co in Cardiff.

  • Cardiff runner
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Benjamin Annear
  • Cardiff runner
  • Ellen
  • Su Fernandez
  • Lowri Davies
  • Martin Graff
  • Pablo
  • Emma Hughes-McEwan
  • David McCullough
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Emma Pengelly
  • Andrew Skelton
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Imy Hopkins
  • Adam Hammond
  • Anthony Yates
  • Mike
  • Cardiff runner
  • Sophie Hastings
  • Llion Wigley
  • Mali Davies-hughes
  • Jenny
  • Catherine Hughes
  • Ted Cornish
  • Stuart Lewes
  • Flo
  • Sarah
  • Laura
Tuesday, 17th of December 2019
Led by Benjamin Annear

It's the most wonderful time of the year!... Especially when 30 GoodGym runners show up to get fit and do good in Cardiff

Only 8 sleeps left until Christmas! Isn't that exciting? At GoodGym Cardiff it still feels like we had a big Christmas present early, winning the Getting Wales Active award!

To start the night we did a warm up and said what our favourite thing about Christmas was. Some people said presents, some said Christmas dinners and others said spending time with family.

We acknowledged achievements / goings on over the past week, which included:

  • Community Mission to help erect a tent at the Samye Foundation
  • Community Mission to help paint a flat ready for Refugees to move in
  • Nathan and Ellen completed a mission to help an older person!
  • Hike up Pen Y Fan!
  • A social outing to Winter Wonderland ice skating
  • On Saturday 36 of us celebrated Christmas at the GoodGym Cardiff Christmas party at The Classroom

First good deeds of the night

The walking group walked around town, spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear. They were handing out Christmas cards to members of the public saying "Merry Christmas". They reported a mixed response and some people thought there was a catch! There was no catch and we just wanted to make people smile :).

Whilst the walking talking group were handing out Christmas Cards in town, the runners, with presents in arms - quite literally -were heading over to Nightingale House to deliver gifts to the residents. Sophie Hastings, a GoodGym runner, had her work kindly donate gifts this year and we got to run them to Nightingale House.

Onto the next good deed of the night

We arrived back to Big Moose about 7.25pm. Now was the time to do another good deed of the night! Matt, a lovely employee of Big Moose, gave us lots of tasks that the charity needed our help with. Tasks we helped with included:

  • Baking cookies and biscuits
  • Making framed certificates for the attendees of the Big Moose Supertri event
  • Putting lush products and framed certificates inside goodie bags
  • Sorting and stock counting Big Moose Merchandise
  • Giving Big Moose a touch up of paint to keep it looking fabulous!

Matt couldn't believe the speed at which we worked. It was safe to say we were very busy efficient GoodGym elves.

** Post run**

After the evenings events we headed to the Glassworks for a social drink of water, coffee and for some something stronger Ahem Two pint tuesday for some...

Well done tonight. It was our final group run of the year and boy did we go out with a bang! Nightingale House were so grateful for the gifts... we were more than 3 kings bringing gold frankincense and myrrh that's for sure! Big Moose were immensely thankful for our help (Matt was in disbelief with how much we got done and how quickly we did it). The members of the public who have received cards wishing them a Merry Christmas, well who knows, we may have brightened someones Christmas... we may even be the only person wishing them a Merry Christmas - we may never know.

Happy New Year everyone - You are the best x

Tweet off Leaderboard 2020

There was a special opportunity for one runner to get ahead on the 2020 tweet off leaderboard. The competition was fierce. Can Lucy retain the tweet off crown? Only time we will tell. The winner tonight however was Marie! A huge well done. The scores are as follows:

  • MOH - 1

Report written by Benjamin Annear

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Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Emma Hughes-McEwan
  • Photographers

    Take photos for the run report

    • Adam Hammond
    • Emma Hughes-McEwan
    • Cardiff runner
  • Back markers

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Anthony Yates
    • Andrew Skelton

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